Your Library has been grossly underfunded for 15 years. A 15% cut now would force tough choices like less support for children’s literacy, fewer books and resources, further cuts to opening hours or even closing a branch. This could have serious impacts on you and your family.
If you care about your Library’s future, let your Ward and At-Large Councillors know with a call or email. Below you'll find handy templates you can customize to express your concerns, along with email and phone contact information for City Council.
Learn how the Library allocates its annual budget in these briefing documents:
City Council Contact Information
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Kasey (Taylor) Etreni
Current River Ward
For General Use
Please don’t cut the Library’s budget! The Library matters to everyone. Lots of people depend on the Library for free programs for their kids, free books and DVDs for learning and enrichment and help meeting the needs of elderly parents. Library resources let people educate themselves, helping to improve literacy and employability, while their public-access computers let people connect with jobs, housing and loved ones. Everyone is welcome at the Library, whether they have money in their pockets or not. With the rate of inflation increasing faster than wages, people will need these services more than ever.
For Use by Families
Please don't cut the Library's budget! The Library matters to everyone. Families like ours rely on the Library to help our kids develop literacy skills, to connect with other families and to entertain ourselves. We use Library services on a regular basis. With the rate of inflation increasing faster than wages, we expect to use the Library’s free services more than ever.
For Use by Seniors
Please don’t cut the Library’s budget! The Library matters to everyone. For seniors on fixed incomes, the Library’s books and DVDs provide the main source of entertainment, while visits to the Library help us stay connected with other people in the community. I use Library services on a regular basis. With the rate of inflation increasing faster than senior incomes, I will be using the Library more than ever.