Save the Pacific Branch Library: How You Can Help

Please fill in the form below to send an email to Linda Johnson, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library, with copies going to local elected officials and the Landmarks Commission urging the BPL to abandon the plan to sell the Pacific Branch

Background

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The Brooklyn Public Library wants to sell the Pacific Branch Library on Fourth Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets (read more about this proposal here). The Park Slope Civic Council strongly opposes this short-sighted plan and, with the help of our friends (including State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, State Assemblymember Joan Millman and City Councilmembers Stephen Levin and Letitia James), is taking action to protect the library.

You can help, too: Read our fact sheet, send an e-mail, write a letter, wear a button, hang up a poster — learn how you can join the effort to protect the endangered Pacific Branch Library.

  • Help the Civic Council collect letters supporting the preservation of the Pacific Branch as a functioning library. You can download a fact sheet to review and a draft letter (as a PDF or a Word file) to sign and forward to the Civic Council. You can also share the letter and fact sheet with your list-serves and enlist the help of other people in supporting this campaign.
  • We would also like to hear from you! If you have more ideas or questions, please e-mail us at fofa@parkslopeciviccouncil.org or historic.district@parkslopeciviccouncil.org.
  • Download our letter-size poster, which can be enlarged for display in windows or used for outreach.
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  • Wear a button supporting the library. Look for volunteers with buttons at community events like the Civic Council’s Park Slope House Tour or Seventh Heaven in June. (A $1 contribution is suggested to offset costs of production.)

 

Girl Scouts draw attention to landmarking  Pacific Branch Library

The civic minded Girl Scouts of Troop 2657, who meet at the Pacific Branch Library and have taken on preservation of the library as a troop project, have recently released a second witty and wise video. They ask the Landmarks Commission to schedule a timely review of  PSCC‘s request(s) for landmark designation of their beloved library .
Please feel free to share this link – and to sign the on-line letter to the head of the Brooklyn Public Library, our local elected officials, and the Landmarks Commission.
Thank you

See what a local Girl Scout troop has to say

Other resources

You can also visit signon.org to sign an online petition addressing general library issues throughout New York City.