You may have heard that Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget for FY2014-2015 brings funding for Library Aid down to 1997 levels.
While these figures follow hew closely to last year’s executive budget proposal, our state legislature signed into law a budget that included an additional $4M to fund the operations of our library systems for FY2013-2014.
How can you help restore this funding? We’re so glad you asked!
- Sign NYLA’s petition by February 20, 2014 (that’s when the budget gets finalized)
- Join NYLA for Library Advocacy Day on February 26, 2014 in Albany
- Spread the word! Ask your FB friends, your Twitter followers, your LinkedIn contacts, and your Instagram pals to sign NYLA’s petition too.
On behalf of New York state’s public and school library systems, we thank you for speaking up.