Brooklyn Public Library could face a 36% cut to our City funding on June 30, 2013, which represents a nearly 1/3 reduction to our current budget. If the Library closes its doors, you will lose access to FREE:
Learn more about the city budget issue by reading the Library's preliminary budget testimony to the City Council.
A recent performance at Brooklyn Public Library was mind-blowing…I felt
like I was attending something truly important.
I live in Beacon, New York, and the Brooklyn Public Library is a bright
example of what a library anywhere can be, and the long-term influence
it can have on people both near and far away.
Barely a week goes by when I don't avail myself of the resources of Brooklyn
Public Library, including its remarkable cultural programming.
A healthy and functioning library system is not a luxury to the life of
Brooklyn, or any other urban environment, but a necessity.
Please make clear to Mayor Bloomberg and the other officials involved
that our borough's cultural life is not on the bargaining table.
Brooklyn Public Library has helped me not be illiterate. It has also arranged
readings with wonderful people for me. Cutting the budget of the BPL is
not just wrong, it's shameful.
– Gary Shteyngart author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story
I'm helping create a love for Brooklyn Public Library in my three-year-old
daughter. Teaching the next generation to love books, literature and art,
and teaching them that the riches of literature are always available to
them, this is one of the greatest gifts a civilization can pass on.
Please contact the Mayor's office and make some noise. The librarians
promise not to tell you to be quiet.
Brooklyn Public Library is one of those institutions that makes a community
worth defending, and it is worth paying for.
BPL adds to the city's cultural life, education, literacy and literary
life…it is a crucial part of what makes Brooklyn BROOKLYN.
My local Brooklyn Public Library branch is as essential to daily life
as a grocery store. It's where I go to feed my brain.
Complete the form below to contact the mayor and your city council member.
Include only your house number and street name.
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