TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
WHEREAS libraries perform a vital function by storing and sharing information in our communities and are integral to ensuring the health and strength of those communities;
WHEREAS the Ontario Library Service – North and the Southern Ontario Library Services programs ensure that smaller libraries in rural communities have equal access to all of Ontario’s library collections;
WHEREAS libraries are particularly important spaces for people who face geographic and socio-economic barriers to accessing information and technology;
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to: reverse the budget cuts to our libraries and reinstate the necessary funding to keep our libraries strong.