Toronto's libraries are under threat of privatization. Keep them open & public.
Toronto Public Library Workers Union (TPLWU) CUPE Local 4948 are engaged in a huge campaign Our Public Library - Project Rescue aimed at stopping branch closures, deductions in library hours, materials and programs in Toronto.
- Access to various materials including books, DVDs, e-books, magazines and newspapers.
- Youth, newcomers, seniors, and adults have free access to computers, as well as language courses and employment related services.
- Library programs promote literacy skills, including reading clubs for children and teens, book clubs for adults, story time for children and toddlers and more.
- Events are organized across the City of Toronto to promote a vibrant reading culture.
Under Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, the Library Board has been instructed to cut 10 per cent of the 2011 net operating budget – that's $17,044 million.