What’s happening at Webber Library?
By: Mary Martinson 07/01/2012
Regarding Webber Park library, you have probably heard by now about the Opat/Stenglein resolution at the May 22 Hennepin County Board meeting, which deleted from the capitol budget the funds dedicated to our potential new library. At the same time they resolved to establish $500,000 for the Webber Park Library improvement project for 2013, funded by Minneapolis library bonds.
As disappointed as we all may feel at this turn of events, I would encourage fans and friends of the Webber Park library to remain calm, remain positive and look to what “could be” with improvements to our existing library. Friends of Webber Park Library have many plans in the works for this summer and fall, which will continue. July 14 will be a community sing along, honoring the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie. September 15 brings our third annual book sale, held once again at Guilded Salvage Antiques.
What’s most important is that we still have a library. We remember how difficult it was to see our library closed for a year before the merger with Hennepin County. And once again, we thank the commissioners for re-opening our library.
We will keep working toward our goals of improving literacy in the community, supporting our librarians, raising money for library programs and for the collection, and always lobbying for increased hours for the Webber Park Library. We look forward to working with a new county commissioner as of this fall.
Our new Webber Park design (underway this summer) will look wonderful with an improved library in the middle of it all.
All are welcome to join us at our monthly Friends of Webber Park Library meetings, first Monday of the month, 6 p.m. at Webber Park Building.
We’ll support our library, big or small, wherever it is located!
President, Friends of Webber Park Library