forward to outsource operations of the Escondido Public Library to the private,
for-profit, out-of-state corporation Library Systems and
Services (LS&S) which specializes in taking over failing libraries. But,
ours isn’t failing.
of our library and its great staff and programs. Outsourcing would spell
the end of our library as we know it.
join the 3,000
residents already opposing outsourcing the library because:
organization in Maryland, not stay here in our community.
assess all impacts.
publicly evaluated so that the best option could be selected.
community and erode support for a bond for a new library.
volunteers, donations, and skilled library personnel.
the Escondido Library Board of Trustees, Library Foundation, and American
than a building;
it is the programs and people
who make it the soul of the community. We need to preserve our library as a
true community resource, responsive to the needs of our residents. Although Council
took one vote (3-2) to move forward, a contract has not yet been signed. Please
speak out and stand up for our librarians, patrons, and library programs. There
is still time!
at once using this link: https://www.escondido.org/city-council-contact-us.aspx or send a letter to 201 North Broadway,
Escondido, CA 92025
Stop the LS&S contract process.
Solicit, evaluate, and consider, at a minimum,
proposals from the current library department and county through a public
Impanel a Budget Committee to develop a
comprehensive, sustainable plan to address the pension crisis and the paydown
of pension liability
their proposal and step away from our library.
Garnett, Vice President, Business Development, Ed.Garnett@lsslibraries.com
Tower Oaks Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852, Office: 301.540.5100 Cell: 410.598.2921
library staff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org