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Tell Mayor de Blasio to keep supporting NYC Libraries

Right now Mayor de Blasio is putting together his preliminary budget. This is our moment to make sure he remembers how important libraries are.

Last year, thanks in part to all your efforts, City leaders invested in New Yorkers by investing in libraries, which means all of NYC’s 217 libraries now offer 6-day service, have hired over 100 new librarians, and are able to provide new programs and books. Here at NYPL, we now have 7 branches that stay open 7 days a week, and our librarians have added story time for our earliest learners, after-school programs, and English language and digital classes for adults.

We’re so grateful that City leaders were there for us, and now we must make sure they build on that  success. Tell Mayor de Blasio and the City Council that you want them to keep investing in libraries.

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Dear Mayor de Blasio,

I am so thankful for all you’ve done to support libraries. Last year, you made a historic investment in libraries, which means all of NYC’s 217 libraries now offer 6-day service, have hired over 100 new librarians, and are able to provide new programs and books. It's tremendous that more branches are open 7 days a week and that librarians have added story time for our earliest learners, after-school programs, and English language and digital classes for adults.

As a New Yorker, libraries are extremely important to me, and I hope you’ll continue building on the investments you’ve already made in books, education, and opportunity for every New Yorker.

Please make sure that in fiscal year 2017, you are supporting the library systems of New York City, including The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library.

Thank you once again for your support of libraries and for making our City a smarter and stronger place.