I received this letter about National Library Week –
On Apr 18, 2013, at 6:04 AM, “Michael Dowling” wrote:
Thank you for supporting your state’s libraries during National Library Week, the perfect week to let your state legislators and governor know how important libraries are to you and your community!
If you still need to write, please, take a few minutes now and let your voice be heard!
Without funding, libraries will be unable to continue making available all the resources they do to your community. Help convince your elected officials to continue funding libraries, among the most valuable resources in your community.
It will only take a few minutes but your message will make a difference. Your state library association has provided an easy and effective way for you to write your elected officials to let them know how much you value the libraries in your community. Here is that link:
Consider sharing a personal story about how your public, school, or college library makes a positive impact in your own community. For example, let your elected officials know how much your children depend on their school libraries to help them succeed in school, or explain how much you depend on your public library to connect you to information you need.
Again, please forward this message to your friends, family, and colleagues in your state. Ask them to take this opportunity to support libraries in their communities, too!
Thank you for advocating for the libraries in your community.
Director, Chapter Relations Office
American Library Association