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To: OCLS Board of Trustees

Save OCLS Herndon Library

Save OCLS Herndon Library

The OCLS Board of Trustees has decided not to renew the lease for the Herndon Library. The Herndon branch is essential to our community and we would like for them to reconsider their decision.
In addition to signing this petition, please also send an email to the Board of Trustees at to let them know how much the Herndon branch means to you!

Why is this important?

The Herndon branch is an important asset to our community for so many reasons- from it’s easy parking/access via the traffic lights, the return window that you can get a receipt from any time of day or night (the only branch to offer this!), the amazing family and children’s events, and the staff who make everyone feel welcome and part of a community. The Herndon branch has been there for over 20 years. We have a community that depends on it.

How it will be delivered

The next Board meeting will be held on June 11th. ALL ARE WELCOME to attend. If you would like to speak at the meeting you must register here:

Reasons for signing

  • We need our libraries. Readers are leaders
  • Closure of this branch will cut off library services to a variety of people: homeless individuals for whom walking or biking extra miles in the heat could be almost impossible, elderly patrons who can’t travel farther (even a few miles), people who can’t afford to pay for parking downtown, and people with disabilities for whom even a walk from the garages in the city could be difficult or impossible. Patrons need access to a library that is close to home and accessible.
  • In my most difficult times in my life and my kidds this library help us with so many tools. Save Herndon Library for our community


2020-06-08 11:28:21 -0400

The OCLS Board meeting will take place on Zoom this Thursday, June 11th at 6:00pm. I encourage EVERYONE to sign up to speak. There is a 3 minute time limit per person. You can sign up to speak using the following link-

2020-05-24 00:02:19 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-05-20 15:05:29 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-05-19 21:42:46 -0400

100 signatures reached

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50 signatures reached

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25 signatures reached

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10 signatures reached