It's late notice, I know, but I only just found out about this event and wanted to post it. If you're not doing anything in the next 24 hours and want to help save a library, see below. I went to a read-in earlier this summer in support of the Brooklyn and Queens public libraries and it was really fun. Oh and welcome back, SCI!
HELP SAVE THE NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY 24-HOUR READ-IN
Noon-to-Noon (Tuesday, Aug. 31-Wednesday, Sept. 1)
City Hall Steps 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
1. Bring a book to read aloud!
2. Join the campaign to restore devastating budget cuts!
3. Help re-open two closed branches!
4. Reverse two-day-a-week Main Branch closing!
5. Restore full-time hours for our hard-pressed employees!
6. Demand immediate action from our elected "leaders!"
7. Don't let the mayor and council off the hook!
8. When you vote, think about the consequences!
Call and keep calling:
Mayor's Office: 973-733-6400
Ronald C. Rice, West Ward 973-733-6427
Darrin Sharif, Central Ward 973-733-5870
Anibal Ramos,North Ward 973-733-5136
Ras Baraka,South Ward 973-733-6563
Augusto Amador,East Ward 973-733-6571
Donald Payne,Jr, At-Large 973-733-3753
Mildred Crump,At-Large 973-733-8043
Luis Quintana,At-Large 973-733-5882
Carlos Gonzalez, At-Large 973-733-6425
For more information about rallies and events: www.savenewarklibraries.org email:
UPDATE: A suggestion has been made courtesy of LIS PhD student Susan Wengler. Apparently Newark Mayor Cory Booker is super active on twitter. If you can't make it to the read-in, perhaps you could mosey on over to his twitter page (http://twitter.com/corybooker) and politely request his support.