Spirit of America Bookstore
Ray Bradbury
Branch Library


Petition Page

Ray Bradbury [1920-2012] lived in the Cheviot Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles for over 50 years.
Few have done as much for libraries as Ray did: tireless effort to promote literacy and library funding,
most often by speaking in person at virtually any library that asked him.

During the Summer of 2001, the Palms-Rancho Park Branch of the Los Angeles City Library System
was leveled to the ground for reconstruction, and has since been reopened. Because it is hardly more than a mile
from Ray's longtime home, it is entirely appropriate that the rebuilt library be
named in honor of Ray Bradbury.

So the email link below is set up to send your vote,
to voice your request to the managers of the L.A. City Library System,
in essence adding your name to an email petition.

Here's how:
1) Highlight and copy the sample text below.
    [You can modify it or add your own words later.]
2) Click on the email link below.
3) Paste/modify the text.
4) The subject should show as "Ray Bradbury Branch Library"
5) Click on your Send button.

SAMPLE TEXT:

Ray Bradbury lived in the Cheviot Hills neighborhood of West Los Angeles for over 50 years. Few did as much for libraries as Ray did – tireless effort to promote literacy and reading and library funding, most often by speaking in person at virtually any library that asked him.

Since the Rancho Park Branch of the Los Angeles City Library System is hardly more than a mile from Ray's longtime home, it is entirely appropriate that the library be named in his honor.

I ask that you vote in favor of naming the rebuilt branch in Rancho Park / Cheviot Hills the "Ray Bradbury Branch Library".

click here to send email petition

If you have any comments, or if you know of email addresses for more members
of the L.A.P.L. board (so I can add them to the petition emails), please let me know: click here.

back to Ray Bradbury main page