to our patrons’ years of hard work and advocacy, Mayor de Blasio has
proposed a budget that maintains funding levels for Brooklyn Public
Library (BPL)—sparing a devastating cut.
However, after years of budget cuts, the city’s three library
systems need $65 million more in public funding to provide more hours,
more programs and more vital resources to New Yorkers.
Now is the time to build the library system that Brooklyn truly deserves.
We have a historic opportunity to ask the City for increased funding to
allow all BPL branches to stay open six days a week, provide more
collections and programs and improve our facilities. But we need your