Denver Direct: Let’s Start with the Children

Monday, August 10, 2009

Let’s Start with the Children

Outside the Denver’s Main Library
“The Yearling” by Donald Lipski, 1992

Seems like the budget cuts often start with services affecting the children and the poor. This will do both.

From Denver Public Library:

Dear Library Supporters,

During the past month, the Mayor and other City officials have spoken about the growing gap between revenue projections and next year’s budget needs. The City’s projected deficit has increased from $70 million to $120 million. The Library, along with all other City agencies and departments, has been asked to submit additional reduction options.

While the final budget allocation for the Library won’t be determined until later this month, we anticipate that a significant reduction in our level of service to the community will be required. Given the potential size of the Library’s budget reduction, we are asking you, our customers, to take a closer look at the issues involved and provide feedback on the criteria that will be used to make these difficult decisions.

Please join us on Tuesday, August 18, from 5:45 – 8 p.m., at the Central Library to learn more about the issues facing the Library and to provide your input on the best way to manage these challenges. Space is limited. Reserve your place by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 720-865-2077 by 5 p.m., August 14. A sign language interpreter or Spanish language interpreter will be provided upon request with five business days notice.

Information gathered will be used to help make the tough choices we face as we finalize our 2010 budget. The Denver Public Library is committed to connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community.


Shirley Amore
City Librarian