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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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I am a reader. Nuff said!

Laura Battery Park City Library

In addition to offering the beautiful magic of the written word, the NYPL is a place for mind enhancement, career advancement, classes and lectures galore, technical instruction to work on one's skills, music and arts, and so much more available and accessible for all in New York City to enjoy.

Melisande 67th Street Branch--Borough of Manhattan/New York City

The library was a great resource to help me reconnect with and see in new ways the neighborhood in which I had lived most of my life.

Sherese Queens Central Library

I love the library and the many books that have been availble to me there.

Phyllis Brooklyn

The Central Library means having a place to receive valuable information, getting in shape, learning new technology, learning new skills and hobbies, knowledge right at my fingertips, meeting new people and continued learning opportunities.

Dolores Central Library in Jamaica

libraries are awesome!

Dr Queens

Libraries are where democracy happens.

Sam Queens

The library provides a safe place where people can lean and grow.

Edgard Bronx, NY

Library's make take me to place's I've always wanted to go


they helped me in my family research project with all the Info. they sent to me I am closer to the final part of my trek thank you.

thomas manhattan

It is easier for me to visit my mother in New York, knowing that there will be a place for me to get some work done during the day.

H. Manhattan

Knowledge is gained always

Jasmine Bronx NY

Libraries offer easy access to materials and helpings that allow me to move forward in life.

Na Queens/Flushing