Libraries Are for Everyone: No Cuts to Libraries

Great News for NYC!

You did it! Thanks to you and tens of thousands of your fellow New Yorkers speaking out for libraries, our funding was fully restored in the FY25 budget. This victory would not have been possible without your advocacy, and we are so grateful. 

We deeply appreciate Mayor Adams and his administration for restoring library funding in the FY25 budget. We are profoundly grateful to City Council Speaker Adams and her leadership team for their unwavering commitment to libraries. Special thanks to Finance Chair Justin Brannan, Libraries Chair Carlina Rivera, the Budget Negotiating Team, and the entire City Council who prioritized library funding throughout the budget process. Without their support, this outcome would not have been possible.

This restoration of funding will allow us to resume Sunday service in the coming weeks at the locations that lost it—and also continue to serve our communities with the books, programs, spaces, and resources that they rely on and deserve. 
Again, we would like to thank the overwhelming number of New Yorkers who stood with libraries and called for full restoration of our budgets. Libraries truly are for everyone.


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