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Save Georgia Hill Library and other Southeast Atlanta Libraries

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Neighborhood libraries are a key asset for communities.  They provide access to books, services, programming, technology, and other resources.  

Libraries are also community anchors and bridges between people from different walks of life.  Research shows that neighborhoods and communities with a library have more engaged civic life, provide better support to small businesses and people searching for jobs, and contribute to the economic stability of residents.  

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System plans to close three Southeast Atlanta libraries -- Georgia Hill Library, Thomasville Heights Library, and Carver Homes Library -- when a new library in Southeast Atlanta opens in late 2015.  This larger library is an important addition to the community but not at the cost of three neighborhood libraries.  

Losing these neighborhood libraries will limit access to the rich collection of resources that are currently in our communities.  Children and adults can currently walk and bike from Grant Park, Peoplestown, and Summerhill, under the new plan the library would be almost an hour's walk away.  

Keep books in Southeast Atlanta Neighborhoods, Keep the libraries open!

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Lauren and Stuart Andreason needs your help with “Fulton County Commissioners, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System: Save Georgia Hill Library and other Southeast Atlanta Libraries”. Join Lauren and Stuart Andreason and 231 supporters today.