Alexandrians: Act Now to Stop Cuts to Library Hours

April 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

DSC00727We understand through an LCNV volunteer tutor that the City of Alexandria’s proposed FY 2014 budget calls for reducing the number of evenings each library branch will be open.  Since LCNV’s volunteer tutors rely on public libraries, we encourage you to call or write your public officials to urge them to maintain the libraries’ current hours of operation.

Go to http://alexandriava.gov/Budget to read more and to leave a comment directly on the City of Alexandria website. See below for sample text that you can modify and additional information about whom to contact:

SAMPLE TEXT

I am a volunteer literacy tutor for adults through the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia. Dozens of us frequently rely upon the branches of the Alexandria Library with evening hours in order to meet with their students. Plans to curtail evening hours will have an adverse effect on our ability to meet with adult learners, many of whom work during the day.

Making libraries less accessible can have far reaching ramifications. Please support the literacy needs of Alexandria’s adult learners by maintaining evening hours at your libraries.

Sincerely,

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You can post your comments on the budget on the City of Alexandria’s website at http://www.alexandriava.gov/Budget , or you can call and leave a message at 703-746-4550 or 703-746-4500. You can also email the following public officials:

Mayor William Euille: william.euille@alexandriava.gov

Allison Silberberg: allison.silberberg@alexandriava.gov

John Taylor Chapman: john.taylor.chapman@alexandriava.gov

Timothy Lovain: timothy.lovain@alexandriava.gov

Redella Pepper: del.pepper@alexandriava.gov

Paul Smedberg at paul.smedberg@alexandriava.gov

Justin Wilson at justin.wilson@alexandriava.gov

Thank you for helping our learners!

Elise Bruml, Director of Tutoring Programs
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
www.lcnv.org

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