Right now 22 Miami-Dade Library branches will close. Unless we take action. The county commissioners can have a new hearing July 30, but they won’t do this unless their voters make it a priority. Below is a map that shows the 22 libraries (red pins) that would be closed and the County Commission District it’s in.
Map of the 22 Miami-Dade Public Libraries Set to Close
Call a City Commissioner, Save 22 Miami-Dade Public Libraries
Call these City Commissioners to tell them to reconsider their vote on the flat millage rate (this is what would force the close of half the Miami Dade Public Libraries.)
Here are the numbers:
Chairperson Rebeca Sosa (305) 375-4835
Lynda Bell (305) 375-4218
Javier Souto (305) 375-4835
Juan Zapata (305) 375-5511
Jose Diaz (305) 599-1200
Esteban Bovo (305) 375-4831
Xavier Suarez (305) 375-5696
I know you might be thinking right now, as I would, “OK, I’ll call and that’s 5 minutes I’ll waste because they won’t change anything based on my call.” Yet, within the past year we witnessed how calling City Commissioners and showing up at City Hall made a difference of Walmart moving in Midtown and tearing out sidewalks or stopping it dead in its tracks. There’s no groundbreaking for Walmart anytime soon and we can stand up for our community again!
If literacy seems important to you, you should call. If you want kids to have a safe place to gather and study, you should call. What about giving the opportunity for people to climb the economic ladder with access to computer or educational materials?
Next in line is signing the petition. This is a great gesture, but it combines everyone’s voice into one 30 second show of a document at City Hall. What it does allow you to do is easily share the petition on Facebook, along with inviting specific people – raising awareness of the issue.
Also, you can bug them on Twitter: