NYPL hosts rallies for funding

Councilman Andy King (c) visited the Edenwald Library event, which included letter-writing with patrons, program leaders, staff and students.
Photo by Jonathan Blanc / NYPL

The New York Public Library hosted rallies in each borough on June 2 to urge the city to restore $65 million in operating funds to libraries, as well as invest $1.4 billion in capital funding over 10 years.

The NYPL says with the restore funding, libraries could offer more hours, hire more librarians, and offer citywide six-day service, and the capital funding over 10 years would allow the libraries to address critical maintenance needs and repairs at all of their branches.

Reach Reporter Jaime Williams at 718-260-4591. E-mail her at jwilliams@cnglocal.com.

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