Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New Jersey Libraries still face cuts; Librarians and supporters to rally

Libraries throughout New Jersey are facing unprecedented cuts in state aid and services that are relied on by our patrons are indeed at risk. Among the services facing elimination that would directly impact users of Clarence Dillon Public Library is the Interlibrary Loan service that enables us to have materials from other libraries throughout the state delivered to Dillon Library for our patrons. After June 30 this service may have to be discontinued completely. Also at risk are a number of the online journals and databases that our community including job seekers rely on for information.

Full details of the impact of the proposed budget can be found at http://www.savemynjlibrary.org/ Please considering helping librarians and supporters throughout the state take action by contacting your legislators to avoid these drastic reductions. On this Thursday, May 6, many librarians and supporters will take part in a rally in Trenton. Details are at http://savemynjlibrary.org/content/may-6th-rally-trenton

Support from our community has allowed the dedicated staff at Clarence Dillon Public Library to provide top notch, personalized service and with your continued support we hope to weather this threat to our quality of service and continue providing for the community.

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