Show Your Support
for Galewood-Montclare Library

checkoutlogoThe Galewood Residents Organization has organized rally at Galewood-Montclare Library (inside the Rutherford/Sayre Park Fieldhouse, 6871 W Belden Ave.) on Monday, April 1. This location was established as a temporary replacement for the popular Grand Avenue location that closed in 2010, but the branch was never given the resources to succeed, with limited hours, few books, no public computers or WiFi, and very little space for community events.

On Monday, the GRO is asking residents to come between 10am and 6pm and check out as many books as possible. If enough residents come, they may be able to clear out the whole library, creating a spike in circulation that CPL and the media can’t ignore. It’s a fun, simple way to send a message to CPL that Galewood/Montclare deserves a full-service library.

It’s also a good chance to teach your kids about community activism, especially since this branch serves Sayre Language Academy students. Improv library benefits all of us. Consider stopping by the library after school on Monday, and stick around for our press conference at 5pm.

The event continues all month, GRO hopes you’ll find time in April to visit the library, thank the librarians for their hard work, and check out a bunch of books. With enough support, the branch will break their yearly circulation record in one month, hopefully convincing CPL that it’s time for improvements.

Visit for much more information, or print the flyer.

March Meeting: Monday

Please join us for our monthly FFO meeting this coming Monday (March 18, 2013) at 6:30 at the school. We’ll discuss a possible Spring Shop n’ Share opportunity, but the big topic of conversation will be International Night on Wednesday, June 5th!

Do you have ideas to share? Would you like to help Sayre at this last big event of the year? Do you want to work with other great parents on a much-loved event? See you there!