Save Queens’ Library

June 9, 2008 at 6:45 pm 1 comment

Queens has more lib users, but Bkln and Manhattan get more funding. What’s THAT about???

This came to me from a Queens local who has taken up the cause of saving our libraries in the face of a proposed nearly $7 million cut, compliments of our City Council. If this cut were to go through, it would be the second one in two years, bringing the total cost cut to $10 million, according to this person.

The petition can be signed by clicking here or by stopping by your local branch (if they don’t have a petition going already, ask them to start one). And if you can, spread the word to other Queens residents. This is everybody’s issue.

What would this mean to you? Reduced hours that the libraries are open, fewer book acquisitions, and an overall reduction in services at a time when we sorely need our libraries to function in their fullest, as places of easily accessible knowledge and community gathering places. While there the other day, I was struck at what a luxury it was to pick out any books I wanted, without thinking about the cost, and knowing I could return them instead of owning them just for the sake of owning them.

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  • 1. Queens Central » Save the libraries  |  June 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    […] like at least one other local blogger, I was asked to post a link to an online petition to stop the bleeding, and because I think […]

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