Help stop cuts to the Chapel Hill Public Library
  • Petitioned The Chapel Hill Town Council

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The Chapel Hill Town Council

Help stop cuts to the Chapel Hill Public Library

    1. Annie Lo
    2. Petition by

      Annie Lo

      Chapel Hill, NC

The Chapel Hill Public Library recently underwent an expansion to provide the community with a larger space and more resources. The new library opened in early April; see:

Chapel Hill Public Library maintains the highest per capita circulation of any public library in North Carolina and consistently ranks among the two most highly valued services of the Town. With its expansion, CHPL is already serving 30% more visitors.

The Chapel Hill Town Council's proposed 2013-14 budget would:

Reduce the hours per week by 15%, from 68 to 58

Cut down on weekend hours 

Result in longer lines and less access to staff

Cut services and programs that benefit people of all ages and levels of income and education 

If you oppose a reduction in hours, services, and programs at the CHPL, please sign below:

The Chapel Hill Town Council
I OPPOSE a reduction in hours, services, and programs at the new Chapel Hill Public Library, and

I SUPPORT full funding of CHPL services and operations to restore its former 68-hour week.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Deschene CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      the very hours that we can use, the weekend, are the hours you cut. In the winter, when it is dark, I will not go because there are not enough lights and there was vandalism and aggressive young men looking dangerous

    • Jody Jarowey CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Please restore the hours, this is insane!

    • Stella Shon CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I want to study here but it's never open when I need it. Please make the hours longer, why would you make a huge library and open it for like 4 hours like NO

    • Jackie Wheeland CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I love visiting the library and seeing how adults and children slow down to learn! Being a teacher, I am grateful that people of all walks of life benefit from the resources and community feel of their local library. We, as a community, should care whether children and adults are continuing to learn. Thoughts from a 1st grade teacher. God bless Benjamin Franklin for leveling the field of learning!

    • Stephanie Jenal CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      Having delegated significant time and resources (both human and financial) to the transformation of our library to a state of the art facility, we have created a center for community interaction, and educational and technological excellence. Forcing it to sit idle by truncating its hours deprives patrons of access to this valuable resource and makes no fiscal sense.


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