Did you see the news? The City has proposed more cuts to public libraries. Stand with NYPL: Tell Mayor Adams no cuts to libraries!
The City had already proposed deep cuts to public library budgets for the coming year. Now the administration is proposing another round of cuts to all City agencies, as well as public libraries. This means the painful $36.2 million cut we were looking at is now a staggering $52.7 million, the steepest budget cut we’ve faced in years. Make your voice heard and stand for public libraries.
As we testified just two weeks ago, the initial cuts proposed in the upcoming budget would have detrimental impacts on our hours and ability to provide the vital resources and services we make available to all New Yorkers. Additional cuts make a bad situation worse.
New York City’s public libraries operate in all of our communities to provide free access to knowledge and opportunity to all, a critical mission that has grown in urgency at this moment in our city’s history. Libraries are for everyone and make New York City stronger. Cutting library funding hurts New Yorkers, particularly those who we know rely on us and have nowhere else to turn for the free services and programs we provide.
New York City can’t afford to lose these vital resources. Stand with public libraries and sign a letter today.
Anthony W. Marx
President, The New York Public Library
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