To the community of Ocean Beach:
RE: The Proposed Closure of the Ocean Beach Branch of the San Diego Library
Mayor Jerry Sanders has threatened to close all libraries – including the OB Branch – except for 2 days a week, and only on alternate Saturdays.
The Friends of the OB Library are organizing a petition drive, gathering signatures in opposition, and plan to submit the first batch to the City Council on Thursday, May 5th.
Yet a Rally to Save the OB Library is also needed – but the Friends … who include many who are long in tooth and short of hair … are stretched line … so …
OUR LIBRARY NEEDS A FEW GOOD ORGANIZERS to put together a RALLY in front of the OB Library to bring attention to its possible closure and to help gather more petitions.
The Friends of the OB Library are standing firm on these:
- NO ADDITIONAL CUTS in this year’s budget over our last year’s budget.
- NO LIBRARY CLOSURES.
- NO STAFF CUTS FROM LAST YEAR.
We need YOU to step forward and help save the Library. Ocean Beach needs its youth to step up and assist those of the earlier generations who have worked to save and improve our vital community center – the Library. We need new blood to be injected into the grassroots organizing that is needed to block any library closures. The time is now. Save the library – save our intellectual and knowledge center. It’s up to you.
A meeting has been called for Saturday, April 30th, at noon, in front of the Library, to organize a rally and to support the Friends of the OB Library.
* Contact us at the OB Rag if you can make it: firstname.lastname@example.org