Monday, May 9, 2011

Today is National Library Legislative Day

Take Action to Support Our Nation's Libraries!

Libraries are increasingly essential in these tough economic times. People are flocking to our nation’s libraries for job and career information, small business research and e-government services, as well as support for formal and informal education and lifelong learning. 

Congress has made across-the-board cuts to federal programs in its FY2011 budget, including major cuts to public and school library services.

To learn more about the critical legislation affecting libraries, visit the American Library Association's website and read the article, "Key Issues for Libraries."  

Visit the ALA's Legislative Action Center to take action NOW! This webpage makes it easy for you to send an email to your senators and representatives letting them know your thoughts about the value of library services.