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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Contact your Elected Official ( Reduction in Library Aid)

The proposed 2009-10 Executive Budget includes an $18 million or 18% cut in Library Aid on top of the cuts imposed in April and August of 2008. This would reduce Library Aid to $80.5 million - a level not seen since 1993.

Please visit NYLA's ( New York Library Association) website at http://www.nyla.org/index.php?page_id=925
and click on the Contact Your Elected Officials icon to send a fax or email to your state legislators and the Governor protesting this cut in Library Aid.

Libraries are willing to do their fair share in addressing the state's fiscal crisis and we have done our part already, twice in 2008, but now it is time for others to do their fair share, before asking the library community to do more.


Anonymous said...

I think it would be helpful if you post a link to a pdf of the budget, or if you give more specific details. I understand that budget cuts are happening everywhere and providing the most information to promote awareness is very important. I hope to become more informed.

Library Tech said...

Thank you for your comment. Please see the March/April edition of your library newsletter for budget information