Help us protect NY’s libraries and library systems. You need to tell the NYS Legislature to reject the $2.4 million cut in Library Aid Governor David Paterson is proposing in the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.
This will be the fifth cut in less than two years and will bring Library Aid down from $102 million in 2007 to $84.5 million in 2010. These cuts combined total an $18 million or 18% reduction in funding for library services. Libraries are part of our safety net—they are essential to life long learning, jobs and opportunity, quality of life and community empowerment.
Sign the petition at http://www.protectnylibraries.org.
You can also check out our library’s photos at http://www.protectnylibraries.org/snapshots/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=3 part of A Day in the Life SnapshotNY advocacy effort sponsored by the New York Library Association.
– Michele Lauer-Bader, Library Director