Your Voice Counts: Why Voting Matters Book List

By Lynn Ann Lobash, Associate Director, Readers Services and Engagement
November 8, 2022
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Each year, New Yorkers have the opportunity to make a real difference in their communities by heading to the polls to choose leaders for a variety of important positions in government. It is so important that New Yorkers participate and make sure their voices are heard. 

Libraries, since their inception, have given the public the tools they need to be active participants in our democracy, and this year is no different. In addition to information about voting, we've created a list of books about the history of New York City politics and how citizens have made a great impact over time. Read, learn, and vote!

Learn more about the resources you need to be an informed voter, what to expect in the upcoming election season, and find events about using your voice with the Library's Voter Information resources.

NYPL's Voter Engagement Initiative is made possible by the GoVoteNYC Fund in The New York Community Trust, Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua L. Steiner, and the Rattner Family Foundation.

The words Go Vote NYC in red and blue