Library Reform Group

December 6, 2008

And What About Washington Park??

Filed under: 1 — Patricia @ 11:59 am

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                       And, because it is closed, it has been victimized by vandalism.

It seems that the City and PPL both are willing to reopen the branch, but the City is requiring that PPL sign a lease before it moves back in, and the lease appears to be stuck in the office of the City’s lawyer.   

The Washington Park community has lost all patience with both PPL and the City.  The young people at Open Table of Christ Church, in Washington Park, organized a Read-In on December 6 to publicize this issue, hoping to pressure City and Library leaders into finally reopening the branch library.  The people in Washington Park have been without a full branch library for nearly three years and without ANY branch library at all since the end of the summer, and they feel that it is well PAST time to reopen the Washington Park Library.

First of all, they went down to the Central Library, and to the sound of drums beating, they signed out dozens of books to bring back to Washington Park to place on outside shelves. 

 

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Then they read some of the books to one another–and hoped that City and Library leaders were listening and would FINALLY honor their commitment to the people of Washington Park to reopen their library. 

 

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