1. Earlier this week kids at the NYPL’s Todt-Hill Westerleigh branch in Staten Island held a rally day to protest the city’s proposed budget cuts for libraries. Some of the libraries young users - such as John and Kayla Marsh - expressed opposition to the cuts by designing paper hands with reasons why they love the library. You can see NY1’s profile on this here.

    Earlier this week kids at the NYPL’s Todt-Hill Westerleigh branch in Staten Island held a rally day to protest the city’s proposed budget cuts for libraries. Some of the libraries young users - such as John and Kayla Marsh - expressed opposition to the cuts by designing paper hands with reasons why they love the library. You can see NY1’s profile on this here.

  2. Kingsbridge, Jefferson Market and Todt Hill Libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island (respectively) will be participating in a city-wide rally - organized by our friends Urban Librarians Unite - advocating for their fellow local libraries. NYPL, itself, is currently facing a $47 million proposed budget cut from the City. 

    If you’re in the neighborhood we hope to see you! But, if not - you can show your support online by visiting www.nypl.org/speakout

    (Photos of Kingsbridge, Jefferson Market and Todt Hill Libraries from Elizabeth Felicella’s exhibition Reading Room at Mid-Manhattan Library.)

  3. The New York Public Library is facing a $47 million city budget cut that would force cutbacks to key free services that the public relies on, such as programs, classes, library hours, and more. We need your help to stop these cuts! Go to nypl.org/speakout to sign a letter and tell the City that you and your communities need your library (it only takes a few minutes, and you don’t need to live in NYC)! Spread the word, support NYPL, keep libraries strong, and thank you! 

    The New York Public Library is facing a $47 million city budget cut that would force cutbacks to key free services that the public relies on, such as programs, classes, library hours, and more. We need your help to stop these cuts! Go to nypl.org/speakout to sign a letter and tell the City that you and your communities need your library (it only takes a few minutes, and you don’t need to live in NYC)! Spread the word, support NYPL, keep libraries strong, and thank you! 

  4. Speak out on behalf of NYPL! Your support is crucial to help stop a devastating $43 million proposed city funding cut. To have your voice heard, visit nypl.org/speakout and sign a letter to your local elected officials opposing the cut. It only takes a few seconds and could save thousands of free classes and programs, hours at your local branch and other resources and materials.

    You can also download a button that lets you support your neighborhood branch (similar to those pictured above). Follow the easy instructions to make it your online social media profile picture. Help our message go viral!