Thursday, May 5, 2011

Save the Libraries!

FYI, my friend Peggy shared the info about the library cuts on FB and we support the Oakland Tool Library. It's a great community resource. There are proposed budget cuts to libraries and this one is a bad scenario:

(below - posted from the Oakland Public Library Frequently Asked Questions Mayor's Proposed Budget)

What are some of the impacts to library services under Scenario A?
The following 13 branch libraries are scheduled to close: Asian, Brookfield, Chavez, Eastmont,
Elmhurst, Golden Gate, Lakeview, Martin Luther King, Melrose, Montclair, Piedmont Avenue, Temescal, West Oakland
The Tool Lending Library and the African-American Museum and Library at Oakland
(AAMLO) will close
Second Start Adult Literacy will close
Limited funding for new books, DVDs or other materials purchased
Reduction of service hours for the Oakland History Room
Discontinuation of electronic services like downloadable books and databases

more here:

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