Have you visited a library recently?Â 170,000 peopleÂ useÂ NJ libraries every day. New Bill A-2555Â Â could eliminate certain programs and causeÂ Libraries in NJ to close.Â
Read how you can help keep them open.
Â Â JERSEY CITY, NJÂ April 8, 2010 – With a postcard geared to the NJ State Assembly, residents and library supporters in Jersey City can make their voices heard regarding the Draconian cuts proposed for the New Jersey State Library, and learn how local funding for all public libraries may be eliminated forever. Postcards are available now at the Main Library, 10 branches and the Bookmobile. The postcard reads: The Governor’s proposed budget cuts library funding by 74%.Â This cut:Â ELIMINATES Internet access and electronic journals in hundreds of librariesÂ ELIMINATES the delivery of materials from other libraries to you – more than 3 million items in 2009Â Â ELIMINATES 50% of State Aid to public librariesÂ Â Loss of these programs will put more pressure on local property taxes. Proposed legislation A2555 will ELIMINATE minimum funding for libraries and will result in fewer books, fewer hours and fewer services and will cause some libraries to close.Â Â More than 170,000 people in NJ use libraries every day.Â I’m one of them.Â Â Restore $10.4 million in library funding and oppose A2555.Â Â Â Continue reading For National Library Week (April 11-17):Jersey City Free Public Library Conducts Postcard Campaign to Save NJ Libraries!