Thank you for writing your elected officials during 2012 National Library Week to let them know how important libraries are to your Utah community. You made a difference!
If you haven't yet written them a message to support Utah's libraries, you still have an opportunity! Please take a few minutes to send a quick message to your elected officials from the Utah Library Association's take action page: http://capwiz.com/ala/ut
Libraries continue to be busier than ever helping families, students, seniors, etc., during these tough times. But as we know, public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries are still struggling to maintain budgets, staff, and resources to serve the needs of their communities. The State of Utah provides much needed funding for certified public libraries. The State Library invested roughly $500,000 to ensure that public libraries and Utah residents have access to critical databases for businesses, career exploration and preparation, genealogy, personal research and popular downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks.
Do you rely on the library for Internet access, take your children to library programs, or use the library's resources for research? Share a personal story about how your Utah library is making an impact!
Please forward this message to your friends, family, and colleagues, and ask them to take this opportunity to support Utah's libraries!