Got this e-mail from The New York Public Library, think it’s worth a read. Libraries are important!
The New York Public Library is facing a potential $37 million cut in City funding. This is the harshest cut in our history and comes at a time when more New Yorkers than ever are using the Library, many with no alternative for the services we offer. We are preparing for the possibility of closing 10 library branches, a reduction of staff by 36% percent, 25,300 fewer programs and classes for kids and adults, and a cut of 6-day service to 4 days across the NYPL system.
Here is how you can help right now:
We appreciate your support and will keep you informed about the status of Library funding in the next few weeks.