Thursday, October 06, 2005

Austinites: Support A New Central Library

The City of Austin is considering approval of financing to build a new central library.

Right now, the central library was designed for the needs of a much smaller community. It has, for example, only 40 parking spaces, which are always full. In addition, there is no children's program area, no young adult section, and quite limited seating for young readers. So, a bigger, better library is much needed.

For this to happen, though, the city council needs to hear from interested and supportive citizens. These are ways that Austinites can help:

(1) Fill out an online survey, noting your support for related financing.

(2) Go to a public information hearing and say "we need a new central library." That's all you need to say (although you are welcome to say more). The next two meetings are scheduled for Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at Dove Springs Recreation Center (5801 Ainez Drive) and Monday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (4801 La Crosse Avenue).

Thank you for considering this information!

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