The City has set up an important community meeting on Tuesday evening right after the 1st District regular community meeting which goes from 5:30PM-6:30PM. Both meetings will be held the Main Library auditorium. (Main Library is open until 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings)
The Director of Public Works, Mike Conway will be presenting important information regarding the City's claim that the Main Library needs to be closed due to health and safety issues. The information should be very interesting and hopefully address the issues that supporters keep raising. It's important that the community comes to the meeting to hear the city's position and asks questions. Eleanore Schmidt, the Director of Library Services will also be discussing the library services the Main currently provides and what services would be needed in a temporary library. Additionally, there may be a presentation about possible temporary library sites.
It's important to get many community members to these meetings as possible and for everyone to provide input so that the City hears how important the Library is to our community!
We will update the blog on the news we hear Tuesday night.
We are up to 3,000 signatures!! Petitions are due September 1st and can be mailed, faxed or dropped off to the Long Beach Public Library Foundation who have agreed to collect them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Also, there was a very touching article in the Press Telegram newspaper today called "Fighting for the Library" which talks about a Long Beach Librarian, Virginia Sanchez, who is stationed in Afghanistan and the LETTER she wrote to City Council.