Citizens Defending Libraries, June 1, 2013
We welcome you to our next meeting is this Sunday, 4:30-6:00 at 10 Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights.
On Monday, June 3, from 10:00-11:30, are the City Council Budget Hearingsfor the Committee on Cultural Affairs and Libraries. Libraries are first on the agenda. Come to the Steps of City Hall between 9:15-10:00 AM on Monday and join us in giving flyers and letters to the City Council members as they walk into the building. We spoke at the last hearings but may not be given the opportunity this time. Michael White and others will be on the steps of City Hall with copies for you.
The following letter adapted from a written by Greg Homatas is a good letter that addresses the issue of library sell offs and the BPL refusal to fix the AC at the Brooklyn Heights Library. I recommend you read, personalize it if you want, sign and email it to the City Council members before Monday’s City Council budget hearings. The following are members of the committee on libraries:
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As a voting resident, I would like you also to sign this petition at the following website and urge your colleagues to do the same:
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