Monday, April 1, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg refuses to adequately fund our public libraries unless they sell off assets including crown jewels of the system, a plan that is wrong-headed and counterproductive.
Bloomberg’s plan would eliminate irreplaceable and historic crown jewels, such as the research stacks underneath the main 42nd Street library, and demolish Brooklyn Heights Art Deco style building, housing 62,000 square feet of library space replacing it with only 15,000 square feet of space in a developer’s high rise. The removal of the Brooklyn Business Library from Brooklyn’s central business district in downtown Brooklyn, the hub of commerce, transportation, and next to universities is a travesty. These are just two examples of a scheme to shrink New York’s public library system, eliminating resources that communities depend on.
Please sign the petition by clicking on the following link:http://signon.org/sign/save-new-york-city-libraries?source=c.em.mt&r_by=6817161. Please send this petition to your friends and contacts. Thank you.
Note from Suzannah - Remember Mike's treatment of OWS library.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 4/01/2013 07:00:00 PM