Tuesday, April 20, 2010


If you live in or near Charlotte, NC then you know that public libraries are in huge financial trouble. I recently received this email:

What is to become of libraries
if funding is cut by 50%?

Get the facts. Show your support.
Join the conversation.

Last week, Director of Libraries Charles Brown presented three scenarios to the Library Board of Trustees that outlined ways Charlotte Mecklenburg Library could potentially deal with an expected $17 million (50%) budget cut from Mecklenburg County. Learn more and find out how you can help at one of these community meetings:
  • Wed., April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
    CPCC North campus: 11930 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville
  • Mon., April 26 at 7 p.m.
    CPCC Levine campus: 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews
  • Wed., April 28 at 11:30 a.m.
    Main Library: 310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte
  • Thurs., April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
    Myers Park Baptist Church: 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte
  • Mon., May 3 at 6:30 p.m.
    CPCC Cato campus: 8120 Grier Road Charlotte
Additional community information sessions will be scheduled soon so that citizens from across the County who are interested in the future of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library can learn more at www.plcmc.org

The county has already fired over 100 staff and cut hours at many branches.I can't imagine a community without libraries. Can you?

If you value the many services which public libraries provide and you live in the area, come out and show your support. 

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Jean said...

A community without libraries...

Is that something like a communitiy without people who can read, and think, for themselves?


Carol Baldwin said...

I'm afraid so.

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