This week over 1500 “Books Seeds” are being distributed throughout the city to raise awareness about this year’s disastrous round of budget cuts for libraries. Keep an eye out on subway benches, in cafes, pizza places, and laundromats. Maybe you’ll find one!
Even if you don’t find one yourself, please consider signing the petition to restore funding anyway.Mayor Bloomberg is once again targeting libraries with an outsized and unnecessary funding cuts. The proposed cuts would mean closing 46 branches completely, and cutting hours to 2-3 days in many of the ones that stay open.
In a city that has always prided itself on being a place of culture and education, we think this is unacceptable, and we hope you’ll tell your elected officials that you think so too.
Have you found one? Did you sign a petition? Great! Tell us here!
If you didn’t sign a petition, do it here. Now. We mean it.