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.
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