Friends of The Seattle Public Library may be coming to your neighborhood branch this week seeking signatures for a petition to preserve library funds. Look for representatives of our organization standing outside these libraries: Northeast on April 16, Wallingford and Lake City April 17, Columbia, Beacon Hill and Capital Hill on April19. You may also see us at Magnolia and Douglass-Truth. Would you like to help us petition to preserve library funds? Contact us at email@example.com We’ll also have petitions at the Book Sale this weekend. You can also sign our petition at the following independent book sellers: Secret Garden Bookshop in Ballard, Queen Anne books, Elliott Bay Books, Leisure Books in West Seattle, Open Books: A Poem Emporium in Wallingford and Left Bank Books in Pike Place Market. Thanks to everyone that has signed our petition to preserve library funds. We hope to have at least 1,000 signatures to turn in to City Council on Monday, April 20.
We don’t know yet how the operations budget of the library may be affected by the City’s budget crisis. The final public meeting on budget matters is April 20 at City Hall at 10:30 a.m. You’re welcome to join us. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Library supporters were mentioned in a KOMO report on the second of three budget meetings at City Hall which we attended on April 13. Any reduction in library operating and collections funds will have a deep impact on our neighborhoods. Please join us in our efforts to preserve library funds.