Patron on the Importance of Libraries: Fighting Budget Cuts with Foursquare
Foursquare Battery Park City Mayor talks to Library Manager Billy Parrott on the Importance of Libraries
Here are some of the highlights from the interview, read the whole thing at http://www.nypl.org/blog/2010/05/11/my-library-john
What brings you to the Battery Park City Branch today?
We come into the library as a family every Saturday. It’s how we kick-off our weekends!
How about to pick up the NYPL messenger bag from our Foursquare promotion? You were the first person here to reach 25 checkins, so should we call you John or Mayor John?
Ha! Mr. Mayor if you please! It’s the only Foursquare mayorship I have, and it's the only one I want! As my day job is building digital experiences, I’ve known about foursquare.com for quite some time but becoming Mayor of the BPC Branch was just what I needed to motivate me to play. And getting this awesome bag doesn’t hurt!
What do you like best about the Battery Park City Branch?
The space is beautifully designed. We can’t wait for Teardrop Park South to open. It’s really welcoming and comfortable. Your deep manga section is also great as are the YA titles. My next “sick day” will probably be spent sitting here catching up on as many books as I can.
The Library started advocacy this week in regards to the recently announced city budget. There will be a link on NYPL's homepage where you can fill out a letter to city officials. It is easy, you just have to put your name, address, and email, and it would really help the Library! Tell everyone you know to fill out the letter!
Will do. I will, of course, put this as a tip for the branch on foursquare as well as let everyone I know, know.
More about the Battery Park City Branch: http://www.nypl.org/locations/battery-park-city