Congregation to Protest Library Branch Closings

Community takes vote on proposed Boston Public Library Budget at
City Wide Stakeholders’ Meeting Boston:

A coalition of residents from across Boston will be congregating
at the Cathedral of St. Paul’s to discuss the proposed budget
from the Boston Public Library Trustees.

The BPL Trustees plan to announce branch closings and cuts to
service throughout the system without serious input from patrons
or library workers. The community is infuriated at the rush to
close branches and slash 25% of services for an 8% budget gap.

The discussion will be chaired by Ms. Sarah Ann Shaw and blessed
by Rev. June Cooper of the City Mission Society. Workers,
community members, Library Friends, and others will be the key
speakers. The community will vote on the Trustees recommendations
and pledge to take action.

Who: Community Activists, Scholars, AFSCME Local 1526, Boston
Public Library Professional Staff Association, Massachusetts Jobs
with Justice, People Of Boston Branches, Radical Reference Boston
Collective, the Progressive Librarians Guild Simmons College
GSLIS, and the City Mission Society.

Where: The Cathedral of St. Paul’s, 138 Tremont St, Boston MA

When: April 7th, 2010 from 6:30-8:30pm What: Open forum Good
Phone: 617-942-1692