Library Lovers Set to March on City Hall

By Patty Wetli | Friday, October 28, 2011

Protestors are preparing to march on City Hall to save Chicago's libraries. Credit: tina.rina

This Halloween, the question book lovers plan to pose to Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Will it be trick or treat for Chicago’s public libraries?

Members of AFSCME Council 31 (the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) are organizing a march on City Hall, Monday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m., to urge the mayor to roll back proposed cuts in library funding. As the mayor’s budget currently stands, the Chicago Public Library system would lose $10 million in funding, with hours reduced at all 75 branches and hundreds of positions eliminated, including more than 60 librarians.

Join the read-in at 121 N. LasSalle, 5th floor. Bring your friends, family, children…and your library books.

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  • Cindy Amadio

    How about Occupy Chicago Libraries?  Pick a date. let’s do it!

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