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# Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Massachusetts State Library in Danger?
Posted by Diane

First it was the Library of Michigan. Now the State Library of Massachusetts is reporting on its blog that the Massachusetts governor’s office announced during an Oct. 29 press conference that the governor is considering closing the State Library of Massachusetts to cut expenses.

A press release about the state's budget gap, which the governor issued the same day, doesn’t specifically mention the library, but it says state agencies have been asked to prepare for additional cuts.

The state library's blog post links to a petition you can sign, and to contact information for the governor’s office.

The Massachusetts Library Association was already planning a rally at the Massachusetts State House today to support libraries, whose funding has declined over the years even as use goes up.


Libraries and Archives
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 1:47:37 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [3]
Thursday, November 05, 2009 10:23:54 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Please sign the petition that is linked to from the blog post on Mass Library site.
Connie Reik
Thursday, November 05, 2009 6:04:38 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Since I was born in Massachusetts, as was all my family, and I now live in California closing the library is a real problem for me. Thanks for letting me know; now I can put in my "two cents worth".
Mariann Michaels
Friday, November 06, 2009 12:10:12 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
A few years after the Mayflower landed, my Hawes ancestors arrived in Massachusetts, joined by a flood of English and Scottish immigrants who made their way onto my family tree. Nearly 150 years later, Col. Benjamin Hawes, my 4th great-grandfather, led a Revolutionary War regiment against the British. His son Oliver, a piper in that regiment, went on to medical school, moved to South Carolina, and married a native of that state. Their daughter married the boy next door, and that couple eventually migrated to Florida and then Louisiana with their children. One of their daughters married George McWillie Williamson, who served as Ambassador to Central America under President Grant; they were my father’s grandparents. South Carolina and Northwest Louisiana are full of Hawes descendants.

Immigrants have been arriving on Massachusetts shores since 1620, and their descendants have spread across this continent as my ancestors did. As a genealogist, I hope the state government realizes that the Massachusetts State Library is important not just to local residents, but to researchers everywhere. I hope that in these difficult economic times, the state will recognize the economic benefit from visiting researchers, and find a way to keep the State Library open.

Thank you.
Kristin Sutherlin
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