Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Jersey's Gov. Christie Does Not Love and Value Libraries

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Link to May 20 article, "Librarians rally at statehouse".

Excerpt:  Hundreds gathered at the State House Annex in Trenton recently to oppose Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to cut 74 percent of funding for the state library system, an action many believe will be nothing less than devastating.

Library patrons from across New Jersey voiced their concerns over the proposed cuts via 60,000 orange postcards hand delivered the day of the rally including 5,000 from the Wayne Public Library and its Preakness branch. Employees from the Valley Road location joined forces with over 650 people who filled the annex courtyard to help spread the message that "libraries matter."

Related articles:  
Rally protests state cuts to library funding.  (5/7/2010)
Today is rally day.  (5/6/2010)

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