Help us bring a public library to the Hilltop!
Use this link to sign our community action letter to Tacoma City Council!
No decision on a facilities bond yet, however there may be more information after a joint meeting of the City Council & Library Board IN APRIL during a study session. Official date TBD.
The Library will also be presenting to the Community, Vitality, and Safety (CVS) Committee in March (14th or 28th). You can attend meetings through Zoom or in person at 747 Market Street. We need to keep the library on the agenda. Here’s how you can help:
- Attend and comment at Community Forums at City Council, held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 5pm. Webinar link here.
- Attend and comment at the CVS meeting. More info here. Webinar link here.
- Attend the joint meeting of City Council and the Library Board IN PERSON. Meeting had been rescheduled from 2/27 to a an April date TBD. We’ll update as soon as we know when. No comments allowed but we can wear our shirts. If you need a shirt, they’ll be available on site.
City Council Meeting Schedule updated weekly here.
How-to on speaking at meeting here.
HLPC talking points here.
There are so many things you can do, one is sure to resonate with you:
Use your voice! Our biggest need is for folks to share their thoughts with City Council—don’t worry if you don’t know what to say. We got you covered! Use our Talking Points to get started. We need to let them know we support what it takes to get a library open and we want to see it happen ASAP. The League of Women Voters often holds voter and constituent forums where you can participate online or in person, so keep an eye on their events calendar too!
You can also submit a story, poem, or artwork about libraries that we can share on our webpage and may use during advocacy events!
Volunteer your time! We need volunteers for specific projects and positions all the time. Find our list here. If you have a skill to offer that isn’t on the list already, let us know and we’ll find a way for you to use it. Don’t forget to check out our Events page for upcoming meetings, advocacy events, and more.
Donate resources! To make a tax-deductible gift of funds or items we need to continue our advocacy, use our donations page. Books are always welcome and we’ll get them to the folks who need them!