TELL THE CITY THAT NEW YORKERS NEED MORE FUNDING FOR LIBRARIES.
Our libraries are an essential resource for all New Yorkers. They are not only the place to go for free books and information. They are also on the front lines of tackling inequality—by providing critical services from early literacy support and after-school help to computer training and English language classes. Last year, NYC made a significant investment in libraries, restoring $43 million of the $65 million that has been cut from the city’s three library systems since 2008. But more is needed. Funding for NYC libraries is still $22 million below 2008 levels, while demand for services and programs keeps growing.