Anne Marie Tomlinson, of Restore Our Books Budget, collected some 140 signatures for the campaign to restore the libraries’ budget yesterday.
She says: ‘I consumed 4 coffees and got a tad chilly and my arthritic ankles are complaining!
‘But positioning yourself outside a library is a great way of getting signatures.’
Anne Marie spent more than two hours outside the Paraparaumu Library and says most people were more than happy to back the campaign.
The Kapiti Coast Council slashed the District’s books and materials budget by $192,000, or nearly 50 percent, in its annual plan.
So the Petition is calling for an immediate reversal of the funding cut, proper funding for new library acquisitions, and a commitment to increase funding levels to the equivalent of Wellington in three years.