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We petition the Mayor and Council Members to continue current funding levels to the Johanna W. Westergard library, allowing the library to remain open.

Closing the Westergard library would mean loss of easy library access for patrons in the New Market and Arbor areas. Local teens and children will no longer have access to programs the Westergard library offers. Fewer computers and free Internet access will limit local job searchers in their efforts to find employment, obtain training, and in building resumes and cover letters.

Local groups and programs would be forced to find other meeting rooms and would compete for limited space at the Kennedy Library in Piscataway.

The township's budget for the library in fiscal year 2007 - 2008 resulted in library closures on Sundays and completely eliminated the bookmobile service. Funds available for youth programs, for the purchase of books, videos, CDs and DVDs were cut in half.

The coming fiscal year (2009 - 2010, beginning July 1, 2009) has reduced the library budget by $300,000.

If the Township reduces the Library to minimum funding in the 09-10 Fiscal Year and cuts the Library budget by an approximate $300,000 dollars, this would, no doubt also affect Piscataway's ranking as one of Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live."

We urge you to preserve the high standing of Piscataway Township by supporting the maintenance of the Johanna W. Westergard Library.

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Latest Signatures

  • 22 February 2016950. Olga F
    I support this petition
  • 14 February 2016949. Alison H
    Piscataway needs Westergard. I don't think you want to force children to ride down Hoes Lane to get to Kennedy... ZIP Code 08829
  • 13 February 2016948. Kalpana Leon
    I support this petition
  • 11 February 2016947. Sharon Ds
    i love this library pls keep it open!!!!!!! ZIP Code 08846
  • 01 February 2016946. Tracy Gamble
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016945. Joseph B
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2016944. Maryann Mcfarland
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016943. Jennifer F
    please keep the library ope ; it is an important place in our society ZIP Code 08854
  • 06 January 2016942. Nisha M
    I support this petition
  • 05 January 2016941. Harinder S
    I support this petition
  • 30 December 2015940. Dorothy Hd
    DO NOT CLOSE THE LIBRARY! IT'S IN THE CENTER OF TOWN AND WE NEED IT. THE SCHOOL CHILDREN NEED IT AND PEOPLE WITHOUT COMPUTERS NEED IT. WHY CLOSE WHAT WE NEED THE MOST. ZIP Code 08854
  • 26 December 2015939. John F
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015938. Jeanie Y
    get ideas from the library staff ZIP Code 08854
  • 22 December 2015937. Brenda R
    Brownie Troop #80563 Needs this library! ZIP Code 08854
  • 18 December 2015936. John T
    Maybe money shouldn't have been wasted on the "clock tower" ZIP Code 08854
  • 16 December 2015935. Victoria B
    don't close the library =[ ZIP Code 08854
  • 11 December 2015934. Sunti P
    I support this petition
  • 10 December 2015933. Gabriel Y
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 2015932. Tracy Lees
    This is something that is a part of my daily life, and it will be a shame if it taken away. This is one extinction that we can do something about. ZIP Code 08854
  • 02 December 2015931. Priya Zamora
    I don't want the library closing because I love this library. Please don't shut it down. Thank You. ZIP Code 08854
  • 30 November 2015930. Robyn O
    Think about the message you are sending to the children of Piscataway if you close the library!! ZIP Code 08854
  • 28 November 2015929. Easwaran St
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015928. Kalyn H
    I don't have a car, but I love the library. This is the closest library to me and to destroy a place I grew up at and make me go all the way across town is just wrong. Other people need the library too and aren't able to get all the way over to Kennedy. Z
  • 25 November 2015927. Cindy L
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 2015926. Judith Wm
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015925. Sarah E
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015924. Katie P
    I support this petition

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The Piscataway Mayor and Council Members

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