Thursday, May 23, 2013
Our next Citizens Defending Libraries meeting is this Sunday, 4:30 at 10 Clinton Street meeting room. (Clinton between Pierrepont and Clark Street, Brooklyn Heights).
Today Michael White found out from Councilman Levin that he is receiving about 40 emails a day about the proposed closure of Pacific Library but not as many for the Brooklyn Heights Library. This is great news for Pacific and I am sure the many hours of canvassing done by Schellie Hagan and Nancy Steinson are making a difference. We need to increase our Brooklyn Heights library emails and canvassing. Please call or write Councilman Levin about the Brooklyn Heights Library. Councilman Stephen Levin -firstname.lastname@example.org 718-875-5200, 410 Atlantic Avenue - Bklyn 11217.
The Brian Lehrer show on WNYC is sponsoring a Library Award contest. Please take the survey and say why your library should receive the Award. We encourage you to consider choosing the most vulnerable libraries including 42 Street, SIBIL, Brooklyn Heights, or Pacific. Go to:
Comptroller John Liu's office is launching The People’s Budget website email@example.com to give every New Yorker a say in how government spends their hard-earned tax dollars.
From Dan Campenilli: One proposal that may be of particular interest to Citizens Against Libraries is theproposal to extend library hours, which I am sure you will be happy to know is the number 1 vote getter so far! There are a number of exciting ways to get involved: 1) Like an idea? Give it a thumbs up. When you vote for ideas they rise to the top of the list. Tell us what is most important to you, and most important for New York City. 2) More to say? Add your comments.Whether it is a strong argument for or against an idea we welcome your thoughts and perspectives. 3) Really like an idea? Help us generate buzz. Forward ideas to your partners and friends, and encourage them to vote too. Attached is a complete toolbox of suggested tweets, newsletters blurbs, and membership emails, as well as a flyer to send to members. 4) Have a great idea? Share it with your fellow New Yorkers. There are more than 65 ideas and recommendations in The People’s Budget, but we know it is just the beginning. The Comptroller’s Office will tweet the top proposals daily. I invite you to join the conversation today through June 2nd at peoplesbudgetnyc.com. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great holiday weekend and keep sharing the importance of protecting and defending our libraries from being sold off and shrunk.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 5/23/2013 05:21:00 AM