The Library Board meeting on Thurs, Aug. 9, 2012 will begin at 6:30 pm. The Library Board meetings are always open to the public and are held in the Central Library Board Room.
I just heard on the news that library services will have to make cuts to services if the budget is to remain at 0% increase.
This is another example of how the London tax freeze hurts the less priveledged in our city. I use the library frequently and have since I found myself as a single parent of 2 young girls. Being avid readers, previously I would have bought many books but when money became tighter, we started regular trips to borrow books. As the value of literacy is increasingly recognised as essential to communication and early reading skills, libraries should have funding increased. Those who find themselves with fewer resources or fixed incomes can use library services for parent/child groups, access to computers, access to current magazines and books.
Reducing hours? I have thought it was a shame that more branches weren't open on Sundays to take advantage of school-free/workfree hours to give people a chance to help yheir children on school reports or use a quiet Sunday afternoon reading in the library.
Many people with money, cars, computers and internet access at home don't understand what disadvantage it is to not have the same resources.
I hope you can find some solutions that don't affect services! Feel free to contact me regarding any of my comments and feel free to share them with city council if it helps make a point.
30 year Library user
In order for your comments to become part of the public record, you may send a letter or email to the London Public Library Board or to the CEO & Chief Librarian (as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board). You can call us at 519-661-4600 for their individual contact information and you can also find it on our website: About My Library/Board & Administration/Board & Administration. The communication you send will be received by the Library Board at its public meeting and is then public information. It may be communicated by the library to others.
As always, we also welcome your comments and feedback written on â€śHow Did We Do Todayâ€ť comment cards available at any help desk in the Library.
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