Friday, May 3, 2013
Take action to stop the Central Library Plan and save the 42nd Street Library! Please join us for a week of leafleting at the 42nd Street Library culminating in a Rally on Wednesday, May 8th, during the New York Public Library Trustees meeting at the 42nd Street Library.
We will leaflet for one hour starting at Noon on Wednesday (May 1), Thursday (May 2), Friday (May 3), Saturday (May 4),Monday (May 6) andTuesday (May 7). Come join us in front of the 42nd Street Library on 5th Avenue at any of these times! We will have plenty of flyers and signs.Then, come to the Rally on Wednesday, May 8th, at 3:30 PM in front of the 42nd Street Library facing 5th Avenue. The rally will start promptly at 3:30 so we can have a strong presence as the Trustees enter the building. If you can't make itat 3:30, join us after work at 5pm to greet the Trustees on their way out.
The Central Library Plan (CLP), at enormous cost to New York City and its taxpayers, would irreparably damage the 42nd Street Research Library – one of the world’s great reference libraries and a historic landmark. The CLP would demolish the library’s historic book stacks, install a circulating library in their stead, and displace 1.5 million books to central New Jersey. The new circulating library would be a reduced-size replacement for the Mid-Manhattan Library (at 40th and 5th Avenue) and SIBL (Science, Industry and Business Library, at 34th and Madison), which would both be sold off. For more information about the Central Library Plan and its potential negative impacts on both the 42nd Street Library and the circulating libraries it would replace, see www.savenypl.org.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 5/03/2013 05:43:00 AM