Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Library Advocacy Day March 26!

Thanks to the library Friends and patrons who joined us this week at the Cambridge Public Library to learn about being an advocate for our libraries.

Special thanks to our speakers for inspiring us as well as informing us: Dinah O’Brien from the Massachusetts Library Association, Judi Paradis from the Massachusetts School Library Association, and Celeste Bruno and Cindy Roach from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

Community members are the most effective advocates for libraries. You USE your library and understand the value it provides to you and your community.

Speaking up for why libraries are important is easy and there are many ways to make sure your lawmakers and local officials hear from you about why you want them to keep libraries a priority.

If you've visited your library recently, take a minute to add a comment about why you need your library to this tumblr from MBLC. Share this link with your elected officials (your state representative or senator or city councilor) with a note about how you use your library everyday. For a little inspiration, you can also watch and share this amazing video about the 94,000 library visits that happen each year across the Commonwealth!

You can learn more about some of the critical issues for library systems across Massachusetts here and about Library Legislative Day activities at the State House on March 26.

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