“I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.” ― Ray Bradbury
An invitation from former Miami New Times staff writer, Rebecca Wakefield:
Are you available Wednesday? I'm on a save the libraries kick (for why, click on links below). There's a finance committee meeting on Wednesday @ 9:30 a.m. we are trying to get a few people to show up to support full funding of the library system. Time commitment of an hour or less. The budget will come out in July and the millage ceiling will be set, so this is important to set the table.
If you are able to make it, we can meet down there early and I'll buy you coffee. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're coming.
If not, please consider making a call to a Commissioner and sending the flyer (embedded below) around to anyone you think would be interested in getting involved.
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