June 16: Thank You for Speaking up for Your Library!

Libraries Transform SDDear Library Supporter, Last week, thanks to your support and advocacy, the San Diego City Council voted to fully restore the Library department budget! The Mayor is expected to sign this budget shortly.

This reverses $7 million in proposed cuts and fully restores Library hours across the system instead of the five-day schedule as was proposed. It also returns the Mountain View/Beckwourth Library, which had been slated for permanent closure.

Thank you for your help in ensuring this win. The Council heard from hundreds of advocates about the critical role our Libraries play in providing equitable access to critical resources in every community and how continuity of Library services is vital to the city’s recovery.

We want to thank our elected officials for their efforts to restore the Library’s services during a historically difficult budget cycle. Please visit LibrariesTransformSD.org to send your Councilmember an email of thanks for their Library support.

Thank you!
Sincerely, 
Patrick Stewart, CEO San Diego Public Library Foundation 
Joan Reese, PresidentFriends of the San Diego Public Library 
Wendy Urushima-Conn, ChairBoard of Library Commissioners