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Posts by Ann Thornton

Open Doors, Open Minds: The New York Public Library During the Great Depression and Today’s Economic Crisis

In July 2007, The New York Public Library was able to expand hours of service to at least six days per week at all of its locations, adding over 260 extra hours of service per week to its 91 library locations – hours that had not been available since budget cuts made after September 11, 2001. Funding from the 2007 New York City budget permitted the popular Bronx Library Center to be open from 9am to 9pm everyday, 

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Patience and Fortitude: The New York Public Library During the Great Depression and Today’s Economic Crisis

Today, library hours and services are threatened in municipalities across the country. New York is not exempt, particularly with the proposed City budget cuts. Yet we also read and watch various news reports about increased use of libraries during this current economic 

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