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April 9th – 15th is National Library week. This national observance was first sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1958. Libraries all across the country will be celebrating the contributions of libraries, librarians, and all library staff to promote library use and support. Why don’t you come by and see what your library has to offer you. Tuesday April 12th is National Library Workers Day, a day for everyone to recognize your own library workers. For more information about National Library Week click on the link: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/national-library-week
Here is an easy way to contact your elected officials about the proposed FY2018 Federal Budget Cuts. Click on the link below.
Not everyone has heard about the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the grant program, the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Public and school libraries and cultural institutions across the nation depend on IMLS and LSTA grants to provide additional financial support for programs, library materials, and technology. Our library depends on these funds to boost our local budget. We are asking that you contact your elected officials and let them know how you feel about this. Click the links below.
https://roby.house.gov/contact-me (Rep. Martha Roby)
https://www.shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby (Sen. Richard Shelby)
The proposed federal budget will completely cut funding for The Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) and its grant program, The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Public libraries, school libraries, and cultural institutions across the nation depend on IMLS and the LSTA grants to provide additional financial support for programs, library materials, and technology.
On the state level, the following services to Alabama public libraries will be cut or severely curtailed:
Services to the blind and Physically Impaired
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Chilton Auto Repair Online Manuals
Statewide Summer Reading Program
Technical Support to Public Libraries.
Please take the time to write or call your United States Representatives. We’ve provided her contact information below. Every call, fax, e-mail, or handwritten letter counts!
Washington, D.C. Office:
442 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0102
Fax: (202) 225-8913
217 Graceland Drive, Suite 5
Dothan, AL 36305
Fax: (334) 671-1480
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 160
Montgomery, AL 36104
Fax: (334) 277-8534
505 East Three Notch Street, #322
Andalusia, AL 36420
Fax: (334) 222-3342
When was the last time you visited your library? Why don’t you come in and see what we have other than books?
Just a short video to show you some of the beauties of my homeland. As you can see there really are “Forty shades of Green”