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The previously-announced Rosary Rally being organized by local members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salida for the afternoon of Wednesday, April 19 has been canceled. No reason has been given for the cancellation. Over the past week, Ark Valley Voice has reached out to the local organizer of the Rosary Rally, but she has not returned our calls.

Summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults are fun for everyone. Image courtesy of Instagram.

In a message from Salida Regional Library Director Susan Matthews, she confirmed that the library will continue with the pop-up activities (Reading on the Lawn and Library Card sign-up)  that had been planned for early afternoon, April 19. Her message noted that other community groups that had planned activities in support of the Salida Public Library are expecting to continue to hold their planned activities.

“I would like everything focused on the positive; how libraries are places of inclusiveness, we have materials for everyone, and focus on intellectual freedom,” said Matthews.
A recent article in Ark Valley Voice that ran February 8, 2023, pointed out that “Public Libraries Continue to Thrive Despite Attacks Intended to Defund and Privatize“.
It reiterated the importance of libraries in local communities, noting that “public libraries may be the last true public institutions.”