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May 13th, Tuesday at Noon – Schlow Library Rally – On our event page, there are several photographs of the turnout.  Thank you to everyone that attended! But if you didn’t make it, you can still make a big difference!

Due to deep cuts in state funding ($900K+ since 2008), Schlow Library is closing Monday, May 12th through Monday, May 19th. Employees will be furloughed and lose a week’s pay and Nittany Valley Writer’s Network will be unable to hold our meeting this month. To help prevent future funding cuts, the circulation desk has postcards that patrons can fill out, explaining why they need the library. Schlow staff will deliver the completed postcards to the appropriate officials. Or mail your own postcard to Schlow Centre Region Library, 211 S. Allen St., State College, PA, 16801 w/ your name, phone number, e-mail address (they won’t share it), a short statement, “I need Schlow Library because….”, and say whether or not they can quote you. You can state what you would have done at the library if it were open, such as the Nittany Valley Writer’s Network meeting! If you would like to email instead, a short statement of support is welcome (please include your name, email address and phone number and if Schlow can quote you in their materials) to our Schlow Library Director Catherine Alloway at Calloway@schlowlibrary.org. Schlow also needs donations – see http://www.schlowlibrary.org/donate.

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