For next fiscal year, your town government is looking to reduce library hours to below the minimum required by State government to obtain their financial support. Should library hours be cut to below 50 per week, Storrs Library will be decertified by the state.
WHAT LONGMEADOW LIBRARY WILL LOSE IF DECERTIFIED !
- All free borrowing privileges and services at area libraries
- State funds to purchase, maintain, and upgrade library computers
- Access to important educational materials for students from elementary school through college
- Professional staff to provide research assistance for school projects, workforce development and online government resource use
- Full programming schedules throughout the year for CHILDREN and adults
- Free and open access to wireless and broadband internet connections
- Timely and convenient access to current newspapers, periodicals, books, DVDs and audio.
Town government must budget next year what is needed to keep our Storrs Library doors open and functioning well 50 hours per week.
To prevent decertification, email or write NOW to your Select Board and Town Manager:
Robert Barkett; Paul Santaniello; Rob Aseltine; William Scibelli; Robin Crosbie; Mark Gold
Write them at Select Board, Town of Longmeadow, 20 Williams Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
Your Select Board meets next Monday, March 1 and on March 8 to continue their discussion of library funding for next year.
Submitted by Roger Wojcik