Greetings friends/patrons of the Crozet Library,
Crozet and JMRL staff and board representatives have been working with Albemarle County staff and Supervisors for some time to urge them to fulfill their promise of building the new Crozet/Western Albemarle Library.
The plans for the new library were approved by the County Architectural Review Board in April. The parking lot for the new library is currently under construction.
A small group of supporters is convinced that strong and sustained advocacy is the only way to get the new library built. We are in the process of organizing this grassroots effort as “Build Crozet Library.”
There’s a particular urgency to this effort: without seeing steps taken toward building the new building soon, JMRL will need to start reducing the collection at the current Crozet Library. The excellent staff has done everything they can to make the space work for all patrons, but the crowded conditions are not sustainable.
WED, Oct. 5, at 9:00 am:
the Board of Supervisors is holding its regular meeting in Lane Auditorium of the County Office Building.
Please consider attending this meeting and making a public comment in support of building the new library.
Public comment is one of the top items on the agenda, so it would not take a great deal of time to show up, speak, then leave.
If you could arrive early, there is a sign up sheet available from 8:15 to 8:30 am. However, according to the BOS clerk, Ms. Ella Jordan, ?If you do not get here in time to sign up the Chair always asks if there is anyone who wishes to speak who did not have an opportunity to sign up.
Each commenter is allowed three minutes; it is not necessary to take up all of that time. Anyone can simply stand and speak their support and be done.
If you would like to speak and have concerns about what to say, please let me know. Thanks to Tim Tolson, William Schrader, and the excellent staff, we have plenty of information on the need for the library.
Thank you for your consideration. If you cannot speak, but would like to support our efforts in any other way, please just let me know.