Friends of the Library

Library backers huddle

Anonymous Patron writes "People are just not going to give up in Salinas. Now A broad range of Salinas-area organizations met Saturday to forge a coalition that will support a tax measure to reopen the city's libraries.

About 40 labor unions, schools and non-profit organizations were represented at the meeting hosted by the Friends of the Salinas Public Library at the Palma High School gymnasium."

The Answer Is: A Fun Way to Raise Money for The Library

At least on January 27th, Alex Trebek does not have the only trivia game in the town of Malden, Massachusetts. That evening, the Malden Public Library will hold their 7th Annual Triple Threat Trivia Contest at a nearby restaurant to raise funds for restoration of the lovely old Converse Memorial Building , built in 1885.

Teams of ten people can register by paying a fee of $250; fourteen teams have already signed up and are gearing up to prove their superior knowledge of miscellany. Story from Town On-Line.

Salinas Friends Soldier On

Here's the word from Lynne Steele, President of the Friends of the Salinas Public Library about plans to reverse the closing of the libraries:

A community coalition meeting is planned for Jan 15, 2005, 10 AM - 12N at the Richard W. Nutter Agricultural Conference Center, 1432 Abbott St, Salinas, CA. This meeting will begin the work on finding the very best way to bring back the Salinas Public Library. The system will close down completely by June 30, 2005. We must begin work right away to keep this down time as short as possible. We also wish to find the solution that will hopefully prevent this terrible event from ever happening again. There may be a combination of short and long term plans to achieve that goal, but it will be a community effort.

Your concern and efforts to spread the word to people is very much appreciated. Check the Friends Website for updates on how the community is working to keep the libraries down-time as short as possible.

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