The City Council will discuss the Hubbard’s request for a larger annual contribution at its meeting on Monday, June 11 at 6:30 at City Hall.
A larger city contribution is crucial to the future of the Hubbard. We need you to support the Hubbard by attending the June 11 hearing. If you cannot attend, please write, call, or email your city councilor. The names and email addresses for all members of the City Council can be found by clicking here. At the end of this email, you will find text that you can use to email your councilor.
As you may know, the Hubbard hosted a community forum in April to get a better understanding of the needs of the community about its library. What we found was that the Hallowell community wants more Hubbard: more books, programs, presentations and opportunities to come together to debate topics of common and divergent interest, and to get the latest bestseller.
Hearing of the state of the Hubbard’s longer term finances, participants strongly supported more community participation in raising the money to keep Hubbard open and serving the community. They overwhelmingly supported additional funding from the City of Hallowell.
To read the record of the comments made at the Community Forum and additional comments, please click here.
Without additional City support, the closure of the Hubbard at some point in the future is a possibility. The Board, at the request of the City Council, has developed a strategic plan to ensure that the funding provided by the City will go to support operations and long-term planning for the Hubbard.
Thank you for all you’ve done and all you continue to do to keep the Hubbard’s red doors open.
Ken Young, President, on behalf of the Hubbard Board of Trustees
TEXT FOR EMAIL TO CITY COUNCILOR:
My name is _________ and I am one of your constituents. I am writing to tell you how crucial the Hubbard Free Library is to the City of Hallowell.
(WHY YOU THINK THE HUBBARD IS IMPORTANT GOES HERE – AS LONG OR AS SHORT AS YOU’D LIKE!)
I hope you will do the right thing for our community and vote to increase the City’s allocation to the Hubbard. It is a community institution and should be treated as such.