“The greatest group of libraries in the world is on the brink of death. The Tri-Li system, three public library systems comprising 209 libraries and serving over 8 million people will have its back broken before our eyes in a mere two months time. NOW is the time to act. We do not have the comfort of ennui, we cannot allow ourselves the luxury of apathy. If you want to see public library service be destroyed, hundreds of library workers out of work, library hours slashed, entire branches closed, if you care nothing for the poor, the undereducated, the populace yearning for culture and simple dignity, if libraries in New York City mean nothing to you then do nothing.”
Here’s the gist: Crazy budget cuts are coming. Send a postcard in support of libraries to City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. Jimmy’s office is keeping them all and is going to present them en masse to the City Council before the final budget hearings.
Jimmy Van Bramer
47-01 Queens Blvd, Suite 205
Sunnyside, NY 11104
You can make a postcard from cardboard. Did you know that? A stamp costs 28 cents. Did you know that? The New York Public Library is where Sam Lipsyte wrote The Ask. Did you know that? What happens if there’s no library? We don’t get amazing books. That is bullshit. Did you know that?