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Here’s the link to a poll over at Bundeena Info. Have your say!

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We have already had an extraordinary response to our petition but we still need more signatures. If you haven’t signed or can get out to collect signatures, you can download and print the petition form here. Completed petition forms can be dropped in the letterbox at at 72 Loftus Street.  If you would like to register to volunteer for jobs such as leaflet distribution and petition circulation please email us at librarystolen@gmail.com

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What an extraordinary morning! The rain stopped, the sun shone and Bundeena and Maianbar folk turned out in their hundreds to protest against the council’s decision to steal our library service.

It was a festive event with plenty of youngsters – and not-so youngsters – dressed up as their favourite literary characters and a very popular sausage sizzle.

But as well as being a fun community morning, there was a very serious side to the event and the anger and disbelief among the crowds was very evident.

It’s a fight we know we can win with concerted community action. If you didn’t manage to make it along you can still register your objection to council’s high-handed and ill-thought-out action by politely writing to or calling as many of our councillors as possible.

All their contact details are listed here. Don’t let council yet again treat the people of Bundeena and Maianbar as second-class citizens!

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Here’s a story from the Sutherland Shire Leader. Last week the rest of the Shire were celebrating their libraries. This week Bundeena’s library is to close.

Libraries engage young
01 Jun, 2010 02:48 PM
SUTHERLAND Shire children joined thousands of others across the country in a national simultaneous reading of Little White Dogs Can’t Jump last week.

As part of Library and Information Week (May 24 to 30) celebrations, 50 children listened as children’s librarian Bernadette Forshaw read the book while Sue Sturgess acted out the part of the little white dog.

The theme was Access All Areas and Sutherland Library hosted activities throughout the week, including a behind-the-scenes tour, annual book sale and an author talk by Sutherland’s Constance Fairlight, who wrote Creating the Life You Truly Desire.

The library raised $17,000 from the book sale, the second highest amount in its history, with the money to be spent on future activities and projects.

Library and Information Week is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association to encourage people who would not normally visit a library to drop in.

The association’s executive director Sue Hutley said libraries were a place to access information, share ideas, connect with the community, learn new things and be entertained all for free.

http://www.theleader.com.au/news/local/news/general/libraries-engage-young/1846142.aspx

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