Message from Board President Tom Dernoga
The Friends of the Laurel Library and the County Friends of the Library have provided comments to County Executive Rushern Baker during his recent budget listening tour.
Overall, library funding has suffered due to the fiscal crisis that started in 2008. Staff has been reduced and hours have been cut. With new library branches having just opened or about to be opened, additional funding is critical to having the quality of libraries that we see in other counties. While funding has slowed in recent years, library use has increased dramatically. Additional funding is needed to maintain a quality system.
Please write to (or call) County Executive Rushern Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org (301-952-3141),
and to our Councilwoman Mary Lehman at email@example.com (301-952-3887) to urge them to allocate more funds for the County library system.
Tom Dernoga, President
Friends of the Laurel Library
Officers and Board Members
Board Meetings are usually the third Monday of each Month 7pm at the Laurel Library Staff Conference Room
Thomas Dernoga - President firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Behenna - Membership
Theresa Held - Vice President
Phill Wilder - Treasurer email@example.com
Zakiyyah Holmes - Member
Emily Moser - Member
Mike DiFilippo - Secretary & Webmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
Karin Luoma - Laurel Assistant Branch Manager
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