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Pioneer Library System

Bus Trip
Ride in style and comfort and arrive in Albany ready for action Bus trip amenities include: Bathroom Cloth seats Yummy snacks And, of course, a briefing and the PLS Advocacy Day Communications Guide

Library Advocacy Day 2014

Wednesday, February 26

Advocacy Day Bus

Pioneer Library System 2557 State Route 21 Canandaigua, NY 14424

Join your friends and colleagues on a bus trip to Albany to meet with Pioneer legislators

Why should I travel to Albany to talk with my legislators about library issues?
Libraries need you to speak out for them. Libraries need stable State funding. Legislators need to learn what libraries

NYLAs 2014 Legislative Agenda:

BUDGET PRIORITY Fully fund libraries at $102M as stipulated in Education Law Provide funding to maintain NYSs critical information infrastructure; enable libraries to continue delivering education and enrichment services by addressing critical technology needs. Selected LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES Public Library Construction Aid and Matching Provisions Increase construction aid funding to better align with infrastructure needs, and make permanent current program guidelines on matching requirements to ensure libraries in economically disadvantaged areas are able to make needed capital improvements. Local Government Efficiency Grants Include public library systems as entities that are eligible to apply for local government efficiency grants.

Advocacy Day Bus Trip

Cost is $15 per person (includes snacks)
Thanks to the generous support from Library Friends Groups, we are able to keep the cost low.

do for the people of New York State.

Deadline: February 19, 2014 Name: Library: Address: City, Zip: Day Phone: Email:
(confirmation will be emailed to you)

How do I do this?
Sign up for the PLS Advocacy Bus. PLS will make appointments with each of

our legislators. Receive a briefing on the bus. Visit your legislator at the Capitol. Tell him/her how important your library is to the community and its voting citizens. Tell him/her that funding for libraries is ESSENTIAL and CRITICAL.

I will board the bus on February 26 at:

Avon Park & Ride at 390 Exit 9 Bliss Shurfine Food Mart, Manchester
1 mi south on Rte 21, off Thruway exit 43 Thruway exit 41, Petro Stopping Ctr.
Mail reservations to: Pioneer Library System Attn: Jeanne Hayes 2557 State Route 21 Canandaigua, NY 14424 Payment MUST accompany reservation, checks made payable to: Pioneer Library System. 585-394-8260 Advocacy Day participants will receive an I SUPPORT LIBRARIES long-sleeved T-shirt. Please circle a size: Womens (slender cut): S M L XL 2XL 3XL Mens: L XL 2XL

Bus Schedule -Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

6:30am Bus leaves Park & Ride at 390 exit 9 in Avon 7:15am Bus picks up additional passengers at Bliss Shurfine Grocery, Manchester 1 mi south on Rte 21 off Thruway exit 43 7:45am Bus picks up additional passengers at Petro Stopping Centre Route 414 near Waterloo Thruway exit 41 10:30am Bus arrives in Albany 2:30pm Bus leaves Albany 5:45pm Bus arrives in Waterloo, Petro Ctr. 6:15pm Bus arrives in Manchester, Bliss Shurfine Food Mart 7:00pm Bus arrives in Avon

Friends Groups of the following libraries have donated to the 2014 Pioneer bus trip to Albany: Geneva Livonia Lyons Macedon Marion Newark Palmyra Perry Red Jacket Sodus Wadsworth Walworth-Seely Wood

Additional donations anticipated and appreciated!