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NYC's libraries need more funding. All we need from you is one sentence.


We're asking New Yorkers to tell us how libraries have changed their lives in one sentence.

How has the library helped you or made a difference in your life? Why do you love your library?

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Yay libraries

Liz Manhattan

"Librarian" is the very best version of me.

Beanbag Bushwick

How would I ever have become the person I am today without the New York Public Library!

Jane New York City

Pace -- and expansion -- of mind!

Maria Jersey City, NJ

"This was the first library I can remember going to as a child, and it cracked my imagination wide open, letting wonder and possibility rush in."

Emily Cortelyou, Brooklyn

My first library visit was at the Park Slope library in Brooklyn. Sixth Avenue if I remember correctly when I went Holy Family grammar school.

John Park Slope Brooklyn

Great place for free services. Keep it going.

Steven New York, NY

A library is the home for my imagination

Salaar Ozone park

Libraries are the hubs of communities- whenever I first moved into a neighborhood, my first stop was to visit my local library to see what it had to offer for myself and the members of my family- I was never disappointed!

Emily Manhattan

The library has been a place for me where i am able to do to the past by reading books like Ancient history, art and other subject matter. The library hold help make learning fun. The library is one of the blessing of being a human being.

Monse Bronx

A place to bring all of my children who span a wide range.

Cecily Bronx

Libraries matter in our contemporary times because it reperesents a counter balance to the deluge of misinformation which prevents citizens in a democratic or any society from making progressive decisions.

Abayomi Former beneficiary of the Brooklyn and New York city library system. Presently applying to become a librarian in your library system. Thanks for the opportunity to support libraries.

Libraries taught me that no matter what you're interested in - there is a book for you!

Jillian Queens