Librarians, trustees and Library Friends will gather in St. Paul on April 13 to advocate for the MLA / ITEM Legislative Platform. The top priority for this “short” legislative session will be inclusion of a $10 million appropriation in the Capital Investment bill for the construction of public library buildings. Based on projected building projects around the state, public libraries have the potential of $172,883,00 in brick and mortar capital expenses in the next few years.
As you head to the Capital to remind your legislators of the importance of libraries and the structures that hold those services, remember to share news of your visits on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag: #mnlibleg16
If you cannot make the trek to St. Paul — Call your legislators’ offices and offer your support, and remember to share news with #mnlibleg16.