What is the Mission of Citizens for Today’s Libraries?
The Citizens for Today’s Libraries Committee is the political action committee organized by supporters of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library to raise money for and carry out campaigns to ask voters in the library’s seven communities (Eastlake, Willowick, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Timberlake, Lakeline, and Waite Hill) to support property tax levies for the operations of the Library. WEPL, like other public libraries in the State of Ohio, rely primarily on local funding to pay for the work of the Library. WEPL has four vibrant libraries in Eastlake, Willowick, Willoughby, and Willoughby Hills.
Who does your organization benefit? How does it contribute to the community?
The funds raised by the Citizens for Today’s Libraries go directly to pay for the cost of campaigns to ask the voters of the Library’s communities to support levies that are on ballot. The library has a renewal levy (that will NOT raise taxes) on the November 2019 ballot and the campaign efforts (yard signs, mailings, etc.) are paid for by the Citizens committee. If the library cannot pass operating levies, our seven communities risk losing the important services provided by the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries.
You have a wonderful event coming up to help your organization called the Harvest Moon Gala! What will take place at this event?
The Harvest Moon Gala at the Patrician on Saturday, September 28, features the wonderful food of the Patrician, the popular local band “Chance,” a wine pull with over 75 bottles, raffles, and 50/50 games.
Where can we obtain tickets and how much are they?
Tickets at $50/person are available through Eventbrite.com and through members of the Citizens for Today’s Libraries. You may also call Rick Werner at 216-543-1969 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase tickets. Sales end September 20.