Library Advocacy Day

Wednesday, February 28 in Albany  |  Who, me? Yes! You!

Be an activist. Join hundreds of library advocates from around the state on Wednesday, February 28th in Albany. MHLS makes the day easy. We make the appointments with legislators for you. We organize bus transportation to Albany. We just ask that you join us in fighting to restore library aid. Your voice matters!

2018 MHLS Schedule of Appointments 

Step 1: Sign up for Library Advocacy Day

               – Register at http://calendar.midhudson.org

Step 2: Decide how you will get there

Option 1: Drive yourself to Albany

Directions & Parking Information
– Meet up location LOB120. Map of the Empire State Plaza
– Shared schedule of appointments will be emailed to you before February 28
Consider coming up the day before, Tuesday, February 27 for Pre-Advocacy Day there are workshops and gatherings of like minded folks!

Option 2: Take the Bus to Albany – Registration is closed and the buses are full!

Register through the Ramapo Catskill Library System
– Make checks ($per person, non-refundable) payable to “RCLS” and send to Ruth Daubenspeck/RCLS, 619 Route 17M, Middletown, NY 10940-4395
– Registration & Payment Deadline: Registration is closed

Bus DEPARTURE Times

– West Nyack 6:45 a.m. (Palisades Center)
– Newburgh 7:30 a.m. (Newburgh Mall)
– New Paltz 7:45 a.m. (Thruway Exit 18 Parking Lot)
– Kingston 8:15 a.m. (Thruway Exit 19 Park & Ride)
– Catskill 8:40 a.m. (Thruway Exit 21 Park & Ride)

PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE

Refreshments, advocacy information and schedule of appointments will be provided on the bus.

Bus leaves Albany at 3:30 pm.

What to Say

No one is born a library advocate but everyone has a story to tell. Brush up on the basics with these resources:

 

Learn about the Real People. Real Dollars. campaign and how your library can participate!

Questions? Contact Kerstin Cruger, MHLS Library Sustainability Associate & Communications Specialist: kcruger@midhudson.org or 845.471.6060 ext. 250

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