Dear Governor Corbett,

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Over the past two years, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has lost nearly two million dollars in annual support from the state.  Please write to Governor Corbett and ask him to protect library funding.

Click here for his email or postal address.

Write and tell Governor Corbett what the library means to you.  When have you come to the library? What have you found here? How was it important to you? Why are you a library user?

Click here to read others’ stories.

Here is what I wrote:

 

Dear Governor Corbett,

 

Please maintain funding for our public libraries. As you plan the budget, please do not reduce library funding.  The library gives back so much more than it costs.  The library’s resources have helped me as a parent, as a professional, and as a community member.

 

The library provides learning opportunities for my nine-year-old son, from chess classes, to homework resources, to leisure reading. I know I can depend on the library as a place to enhance my son’s educational opportunities.

 

The library lets me be a more productive worker. I am a writer, and for my most recent book proposal, I depended on the library for reference books and research databases.

 

The library has given me the opportunity to be more involved in my neighborhood. When I led a bake sale to raise money for our local branch library, I was privileged to be part of a community coming together to protect something we value — our public library.

 

Please protect library funding.

The library is not a luxury.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rebecca O’Connell

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Over the past two years, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has lost nearly two million dollars in annual support from the state.

Please write to Governor Corbett and ask him to protect library funding.Click here for his email or postal address.

Write about what the library means to you. When have you used the library? Why? What have you found there? How was it important to you?

Click here to read others’ stories.

Here is what I sent:

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Dear Governor Corbett,

Please maintain funding for our public libraries. As you plan the budget, please do not reduce library funding.The library gives back so much more than it costs.The library’s resources have helped me as a parent, as a professional, and as a community member.

The library provides learning opportunities for my nine-year-old son, from chess classes, to homework resources, to leisure reading. I know I can depend on the library as a place to enhance my son’s educational opportunities.

The library lets me be a more productive worker. I am a writer, and for my most recent book proposal, I depended on the library for reference books and research databases.

The library has given me the opportunity to be more involved in my neighborhood. When I led a bake sale to raise money for our local branch library, I was privileged to be part of a community coming together to protect something we value our public library.

Please protect library funding.

The library is not a luxury.

Sincerely,

Rebecca O’Connell

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