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Library Advocacy Day 2015

The New York Library Association sponsors an annual Library Advocacy Day  in Albany.  Library representatives from around the state convene to rally their legislators and senators to support higher funding levels for libraries. 

Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget proposed flat library funding at $86.6 million while proposing a 4%+ increase for education.  This falls quite short of the $102.6 million required by NYS Education Law based on census data.  As public libraries chartered by the NYS Department of Education, we say LIBRARIES ARE EDUCATION - we provide technology, materials and programming that support our local students and allow other individuals to continue independent learning and self-enrichment.

Senator David Carlucci and Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, Jr., both avid library supporters, graciously listened to our stories of successes and goals.  

But they need to hear from more people like you.  If you'd like to show your support of your local library, please take a moment to reach out to your elected officials with the easy-to-use, online form located on the left-hand column of this page.  Just two minutes of your time can make a difference!  Thank you.

 

Shibu Abraham, Business & Facilities Mgr; Marianne Silver, Head of Adult Services; NYS Senator David Carlucci; David Zuckerberg, New City Library and RCLS Trustee; Roslyn Hurwitz, RCLS Trustee; Brian Jennings, Local History Librarian.
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