A Major Win for Libraries!
Our city’s three library systems are a lifeline for millions of New Yorkers. City leaders have made a much-needed investment in our libraries, ensuring that people across the city have access to bright, inviting, and inspiring places to learn and thrive, now and in the future.
A statement from the presidents of Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library, and Queens Library on the passage of the city’s FY2018 budget:
"Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Ferreras-Copeland, Majority Leader Van Bramer, Library Sub-Committee Chair King and the members of the New York City Council have delivered a third consecutive budget with great news for the millions of patrons who visit the city’s public libraries each year. After making it possible for libraries to offer universal six-day service two years ago and baselining our funding last year, the City has made an excellent investment by deciding to more than double our capital funding in Fiscal Year 2018. When we are able to improve our buildings, more New Yorkers visit, check out materials, attend programs and classes, access opportunity, and strengthen themselves and their communities. This budget moves New York City an important step closer to having the functional, modern, inviting libraries its residents need and deserve. We join our patrons and the members of DC 37—who provide extraordinary service every day, in every branch—in thanking the city for once again investing in libraries.”
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