Thursday, March 10, 2011

8 Year Old to Jersey City Council: "Make a Splash and Budget the Cash"

8-year-old Jersey City boy to City Council: 'budget the cash' for the library. (The Jersey Journal, 3/9/2011)

Excerpt: An eight-year-old Jersey City boy brought down the house at tonight’s City Council meeting as he urged the council to provide more library funding.

Paul Valleau brought along a favorite book that he said he checked out of the main branch of the Jersey City Public Library, telling the council that the librarians there stock library shelves with “books kids love to read.”

“What would we do without the libraries? Every time a library closes, a big part of the town is left out,” Valleau said

Related articles:
8 year old shows how much he loves and values libraries.   (12/21/2010)
Three Jersey City branches get 6-month reprieve.  (10/14/2010)
Small branch with a big heart must close.  (9/29/2010)
Library cuts hours of operation.  (9/9/2010)
Jersey City residents plead for their library.  (8/26/2010)
More bad news from New Jersey.  (8/9/2010)

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