While we’re at it, the library needs you, too!

B.J. sent this E-mail out the other day:

“The Lincoln Parish Library (my employeer) is in danger of losing 1/3 of our building to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. The LPPJ and CVB want to use this unfinished space for a convention center. The library would like to use this space for a larger meeting room, additional restrooms, genealogy room, and an exhibit space. The Library, though connected to the Police Jury, is actually run by a Library Board of Control. The Police Jury is seeking to side step the LBC and take direct action on the Library grounds and facilities against the desires and wishes of the LBC. When the library moved to the present location the voters approved our purchase of this property for library purposes. The Police Jury and Convention and Visitors’ Bureau want to use our voter-approved property for non-library purposes. Please read the attached flyer [which I was unable to open at present: I’ll try to get it up here later], take action by calling your juror and/or coming to the next Police Jury meeting, and by all means, tell your friends about this situation A.S.A.P.”

If you live in Lincoln Parish, call your police juror to express your opposition to this. Our library only needs to grow, not shrink: it’s not big enough as it is. (For those of you outside of Louisiana, a parish’s police jury is roughly equivalent to a county commission or a county board of supervisors.) The next police jury meeting is on December 12 on the third floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse (call for the meeting time).

So, save the library and save Christmas!

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5 Responses to While we’re at it, the library needs you, too!

  1. Mark says:

    If they would just burn the Judy Blume books and Heather Has a Two Mommies, they they could have another 1/3 of the library.

  2. Rae says:

    Judy Blume and Junie B. Jones series – not allowed in our house!

  3. Brad B says:

    Yeah, ole Judy’s pretty sneaky – gets us all with those Fudge books when we’re young, so we’ll ask for boxed sets for Christmas when we’re 8 years old, only to have Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret thrown in there with Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing…of course, since it was “The Pink Book,” I got it out of the way first during the holidays so I wouldn’t be seen reading it at school…I wish I had Polaroids of my mom’s face when I asked her what some of the words I was reading in that book meant!!

    As for the Library – that room a convention center???!!!

  4. RevJATB says:

    The Junie B. Jones thing has nothing to do with content: it’s the atrocious grammar!

  5. Sara says:

    i just thought Are You There, God… was embarrassing, not so much dangerous. really terrible way to explain puberty to your daughter… also a really strange vestige of a time when people thought it would be way better for their kids to just silently freak out about their bodies rather than, say, talk to them sanely about matters.

    her other more teenager-ish books are just so dumb as to not even be worth reading. by the time you’re old enough for that stuff, you should be reading far more interesting things. Judy Blume should be ignored, rather than banned. banning them would probably make someone want to read them.

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