New York City's public libraries need your help. Due to mid-year budget cuts to our city funding, our public libraries have had to reduce the vital services we offer to all New Yorkers, including collections, programming, maintenance at our branches, and closing on Sundays at most library locations across the city. Further cuts to the libraries' budgets will, unfortunately, result in deeper service impacts.
Our libraries are the cornerstones of the communities they serve, and we are committed to providing New Yorkers of all ages with the books, classes, programs, and more that help them learn, grow, and succeed. These deep cuts to library funding have a profound impact on The New York Public Library's ability to deliver the critical free resources—from storytimes to ESOL classes to after-school support—that New Yorkers rely on us for.
Add your name below in support of public libraries and stay connected with The New York Public Library as we continue to work with City leaders to protect library funding.