Tuesday, June 23, 2009


The Governor's Office wants to cut your hometown library funding by 50%. This will close libraries across Ohio and force Hudson, Ohio, to drastically reduce services, resources and hours of operation.
Help us stop this NOW.

PLEASE use this sample letter provided by the SaveOhioLibraries website and email all of these legislators.

Write the Govenor directly by clicking here: Governor's Office (614) 466-3555.

Mike Moran Email
Kevin Coughlin Email

The following Conference Committee members will be voting on this issue:
Vernon Sykes Email
Jay Goyal Email
Ron Amstutz Email
Dale Miller Email
John Carey Email
Mark Wagoner Email

I am contacting you today to express my concern over the proposed cut to the Public Library Fund (PLF). Approximately 70% of our state’s libraries are funded solely through the PLF. Cutting this fund will result in closures, layoffs, and reduced hours in libraries throughout Ohio.

These proposed funding cuts come at a time when Ohio’s public libraries are experiencing unprecedented increases in demands for services. Ohioans value their libraries to assist in educating their children, providing high speed Internet access, job searching and employment research, as well as information and entertainment. That cuts would be made to the PLF at this time effects those who need the library most during these rough economic times: the unemployed, who use library resources for job seeking, and children, whose education should always be our first priority. However, it is unlikely that many of Ohio’s public libraries can remain open with these proposed cuts.

Please do as much as you can to help reject the Governor’s proposed cut on the PLF and Save Ohio’s libraries.

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1 comment:

Nancy said...

How sad to cut a service that will help so many cope with the recession. This makes me very sad.

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