Monday, March 29, 2010
Charlotte Mecklenburg: "Save Our Libraries Sunday"
Link to March 29 Charlotte Observer, "Patrons work to keep libraries open".
Excerpt: It was that way all over Mecklenburg on Sunday, a day set aside as "Save our Libraries Sunday."
Ministers at several churches urged their congregations to give to or volunteer at libraries. Patrons drove to the seven regionals to donate - one child slipping in an envelope with a dime. Some gave a handful of change. Others checks.
In all, $6,094.82 was raised Sunday - with more likely to come in during the week. In all, the Friends' grassroots effort has raised $266,894.04, said Karen Beach, the library's director of community engagement.
Every dollar will go to keeping branches open and restoring services slated for cuts through June 30, said Harriet Smith, president of the Friends.
Charlotte Mecklenburg users owe average of 55 cents in fines. (3/27/2010)
Library announces new hours for branches. (3/26/2010)
Library Board applies a Band-Aid to its bleeding system. (3/25/2010)
Follow-up on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board vote. (3/25/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board votes to keep all branches open. (3/24/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board presented with 2 budget-cutting alternatives. (3/24/2010)
More and bigger cuts looming on horizon. (3/23/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System Rethinks Closings. (3/22/2010)
A New Day is Dawning in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. (3/21/2010)