Sunday, June 28, 2009

St Marker Necklace


St Marker Necklace
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I had a great day with Trixbear, Songferret and knitSB on Saturday. I wanted to get together so I could make a necklace from some stitch markers that I bought from Jennie the Potter when I was at Knitters Connection. I think the necklace turned out perfect for me.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Urgent Request for Help!

Hi,
I need your help. The proposed budget for 2009-2011 for the state of Ohio would reduce library funding significantly.
Please consider taking time to voice your opinion on the proposed budget and the impact it has to libraries.
There are only a few days available to let your voice be heard.

If you need to know your representative, you can do a zip code search on this website.
http://www.house.state.oh.us/

On a personal level, I am proud that the Columbus Library has been helping people find jobs, giving kids help after school so they can graduate, and helping parents and kids become readers! ANY budget reduction will cause libraries to close, programs to stop and jobs to be lost. Ohioans need their award winning libraries more than ever!


You may find additional information about the impact by going to these links.
http://www.olc.org/news_story062009.asp
http://www.librarybytes.com/index.html
http://saveohiolibraries.com/

Thanks for considering this request for help. Your voice needs to be heard!

I have copied the following names from the Save Ohio Libraries website. These are Conference Committee contacts. people you need to reach!
Below are the e-mail addresses for the Conference Committee. They will be the ones determining the final budget. They need to hear from everyone state-wide!
House
Vernon Sykes
Phone: 614- 466-3100
Fax: 614-719-6944
district44@ohr.state.oh.us
Jay Goyal
Phone: 614-466-5802
Fax: 614-719-3973
district73@ohr.state.oh.us
Ron Amstutz
Phone: 614-466-1474
Fax: 614-719-0003
district03@ohr.state.oh.us
Senate
Dale Miller
Phone: 614-466-5123
SD23@maild.sen.state.oh.us
John Carey
Phone: 614-466-8156
SD17@senate.state.oh.us
Mark Wagoner
Phone: 614-466-8060
SD02@senate.state.oh.us