Lakewood Library Friends thank the following people, firms & organizations who contributed to the success of LibraryFest - 2015.
FOOD – Whole Foods Market Lakewood
BOOKS – Stan Aten, Victoria Griffin, Wally Harris, Mac Leftwich, The Dallas Morning News and all the many individual Book Donors
RAFFLE – Lakewood Knit Wits, Blow Salon, Susan Burch, Whole Foods, Dallas Arboretum, Unleashed by Petco, Pompeo Salon, 2-Shea, Redenta’s Garden Center, Regal Galaxy 10 Theater, Tallulah Belle and the T Shop
CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES – Marilyn Clemens, Amanda Crowley, Vickey Griffin, Barbara Johnson, Gary Lawler and Kindermusik by SoundSteps
ENTERTAINMENT – Bob and Sally Ackerman, Hank Black, Phiebie Hutchins, Betty Lee, Rose-Mary Rumbley, Jerry Worden (Sound System) and Zoe’s Kitchen Lakewood (Gift Cards)
Recently, the City Manager’s proposed 2016 budget was approved by the Dallas City Council. The vote shifted moneys in order to allocate more funding to libraries, recreation centers, streets and animal services. These services have faced big budget reductions in recent years, according to City Manager A.C. Gonzalez. This year, the city restored funding for libraries to a 2008 amount. As a result, libraries will have staffing to be open more hours.
More than $4 million will be saved in the police budget by reshuffling staff, trimming the number of sworn officers through and adjusting when the department replaces old vehicles. That $4 million is more than twice the potential savings suggested earlier by Police Chief David Brown. Gonzalez is recommending $3 million more for the libraries in next year’s budget, plus another $3 million the following year. He says it will allow 12 library branches and the central library downtown to return to opening their doors seven days per week.
The city’s property tax rate will not go up under the new plan. Read DMN story from August. Since this story was aired, the budget passed.
“The History of Traveling Around Dallas”
From the first car in Dallas on unpaved roads to Carroll Shelby’s Cobra, Ms. Rumbley will share stories and paint a lively historical picture of how Pallasites got around!
Interested in the early days of public transportation? Ms. Rumbley remembers the trolley car days and the beginning of Dallas’s World Class DART light rail system.
She’s got lots of stories and insights to share.
Time, Place and Refreshments:
Free program in the auditorium at the Lakewood Library begins at 2:00 pm. Doors open at 1:30 for seating and light refreshments.