Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another Big Turnout for Indianapolis Libraries

One of 6 branches being considered for closure

Link to May 13 Indianapolis Star article, "Residents turn out again to support libraries. Another crowd urges board to avoid closures".

Excerpt: Residents turned out in force Wednesday for the second time this week to express support for the library system and opposition to a proposal to close six local branches.

Among them was Dorothy Tompkins, who pointed out that she was concerned although no libraries in her Southside neighborhood were on the list for possible closure. Most are surrounded by low-income neighborhoods.

"To me, this is taking away from the people who need it most," she said. "There are many alternatives

Meanwhile, back on the court......

Related articles:
Mayor vows to keep library branches open.  (5/12/2010)
Residents speak up for their libraries.  (5/11/2010)
The neighborhood library as refuge.  (5/2/2010)
Indianapolis Star editorial board keeps library funding issue front and center.  (4/25/2010)
Efficiency experts look for ways to keep branch libraries open.  (4/23/2010)
More than 1400 sign petition to keep Glendale branch open.  (4/20/2010)
Editorial:  Find resources for library.  (4/19/2010)
What's in store for Indianapolis-area libraries?  (4/17/2010)
Indiana Pacers bailout talks continue.  (4/16/2010)
Postscript.  (4/15/2010)
Look what's at the top of Indianapolis's to-do list.  (4/14/2010)
A Challenge to Indianapolis-Marion County:  Stand Up for Libraries.  (4/13/2010)
Library rally caps?  Get real, sez IndyStar editorial.  (4/12/2010)
Will Indianapolis rally for its libraries?  (4/12/2010)
Library considers branch closings.  (4/9/2010)

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