- Posted July 28, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Rally to Save Miami-Dade's Libraries
- jccarp, CNN iReport producer
Concerned residents of Miami-Dade County are engaged in a fight to save nearly half of its libraries, which are at risk of closure under the County's proposed budget. Should the closures proceed, it would be the largest cut to a public library system in US history. On a rainy Saturday, nearly 300 residents of all ages gathered to support the library system and express their displeasure in the proposed cuts. Given that Mayor Carlos Gimenez has told local media that the "age of the library is probably ending," we have an uphill battle ahead of us. To support our cause, please sign the online petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/miami-dade-county-commission-fully-fund-the-miami-dade-county-library-system, join the #SaveOurLibrary hashtag on Facebook or contribute to the larger #SaveOurLibrary hashtag on Twitter. For more information, visit www.FriendsofMDPL.org.