Alright my friends, serious business here.
Those of you in NYC may or may not be aware that our libraries are facing a huge budget cut this year. HUGE! From Save NYC Libraries:
"Libraries in New York City are facing a cumulative cut of more than 38% since Fiscal Year 2009. A cut this deep will devastate library services throughout the city, leaving the majority of locations open less than 30 hours a week. Hundreds of library workers will be laid off, a major loss of dedicated public servants. Access to materials and essential programs will be cut dramatically."
There are many ways that we can show our support and make it known that we absolutely oppose this budget cut.
Some upcoming events:
Saturday, June 4th
1:30pm to 2:00pm
NYPL Stephen A Schwarzman Building
41st at 5th Avenue
Saturday, June 11th - Sunday, June 12th
Saturday at 4:00pm to Sunday at 4:00pm
Brooklyn Public Library Grand Army Plaza
10 Grand Army Plaza
"To get started RIGHT NOW we are getting another postcard campaign going to our good friend and supporter City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. His office will be collecting postcards from all over the city (the country? the world?). He will present them to the City Council to support his case that libraries are an important public resource in our fair city.