Save the Glendale Public Libraries
  • Petitioned Councilmember Yvonne Knaack

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Glendale City Council
Councilmember Yvonne Knaack
Glendale City Council
Councilmember Manuel Martinez
Glendale City Council
Mayor Elaine Scruggs
Glendale City Council
Vice Mayor Steve Frate
Glendale City Council
Councilmember Phil Lieberman
Glendale City Council
Councilmember Joyce Clark
Glendale City Council
Councilmember Norma Alvarez

Save the Glendale Public Libraries

    1. Cristian Martinez
    2. Petition by

      Cristian Martinez

      Glendale, AZ

There is a HUGE deficit in the City of Glendale budget for the 2012-2013 year and the Glendale Public Libraries could be on the line. All library programs including kid and teen events might get cut. Hours might be shortened to just a few days a week. Branches of the Library might get shut down entirely (resulting in staff cuts) or ALL the libraries could get shut down in favor of tiny "store-front" libraries with minimal staffing and no programming.

Libraries teach adults how to write resumes that help them find jobs they love. Libraries provide a space for people of all ages to play and listen to music, practice their English, learn how to use their new ereaders, or to simply talk about the books they enjoy. Library staff read to children, make them laugh, surprise them, and find ways to teach them to draw, do magic, learn to yo-yo, research inventors, find their next favorite book, and to discover interesting science projects.

Libraries program for teens, listen to them, mentor them, give them opportunities to build their resumes or scholarship applications through volunteer work, show them how fun it can be to read to children or to listen while a new reader reads to them. Librarians give teenagers a safe place to figure out who they want to be, and how they want to live their lives someday.

With YOUR help we can save the Glendale Public Libraries! Find your council member on the map in the link below and write them. Tell them how much you love and support your local Library and why the Library is important to you.

Please share this petition and get the word out. Don't let the Libraries go down without a fight!

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Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Library Snapshot Day

      Cristian Martinez
      Petition Organizer

      This is a glimpse at all activity with the Glendale Public Libraries in one day. See how much is done in one day? Now imagine that cut to bits. Encourage others to sign the petition, and keep contacting the city council about this cause. Also thanks for the support guys. I know we can change the future of the libraries!

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Zimmermann GLENDALE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Libraries provide access to

      * information providing all people the opportunity to make informed decisions.

      * print resources providing the opportunity for young people to learn to read.

      * online access to those who can not afford the service at home.

      * individuals regardless of economic status and often are the most valuable to those who can not afford such resources.

      Cutting library services would be another blow to those struggling in our current economic environment. Libraries can be the only connection many who are struggling economically have to resources needed to get back on their feet.

      As a Glendale resident and a frequent user of the public library it is my hope that our politicians understand the value of the public library and make the library a priority and one of the last areas of cuts.

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    • Pamela Lum PHOENIX, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      There's a saying that Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. This is so true at this time with people needing access to books for brushing up skills and computers to apply for jobs, free children and adult programs, free to read the newspapers and magazines that I can't afford to subscription to any longer. My friend uses the computers for job research because they had to drop there internet service due to lack of money. I actually pay to use the Glendale Library System because I live closer to the Foothills Branch than the Phoenix Branch. My son used the Foothills Branch throughout his school years for school research, summer reading and programs. We all need to be flexible so, modifying operating hours for now maybe but, closing must not be allowed. It would be a huge detriment to the very community that needs the many services that the Library provides!

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    • Frances Cohen SURPRISE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      These are REAL libraries.That's why I drive from Surprise to use them. The "people's University".

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    • Bonnie Saunders SURPRISE, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I speak for myself and as President of the League of Women Voters in the west valley, I speak for that organization. Libraries should increase, not decrease their hours.

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    • Roberta Davidson SUN CITY WEST, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      The library is important especially to low income families who need the services the library provides. If anything, library hours need to be expanded, not reduced.

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