The New York Times has first coverage of the lawsuit here:
New York Public Library Is Sued Over Book Plan
By Robin Pogrebin, July 10, 2013,
As the press release makes clear this is not the same lawsuit brought at the beginning of the week (which we support). Our initial results have already been good. Accordingly, people who want to to go to the court hearing tomorrow can do so, but we are not mustering forces. (Any updated information we have about the time and location of the court appearance, if any, will go into the CDL calendar on the CDL web pages.)
We are joining Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in a press conference on Friday morning at 10:30 AM on the steps of the Central Reference Library at 42nd St. where he will announce his opposition to the rushed and unexamined Central Library Plan and the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library. He has also opposed the sale of the Pacific Branch library.
Please make it a priority to attend the Friday morning De Blasio event. It is very important to show our support at moments like these so that our public officials and candidates for public office understand the power and importance of the issues surrounding the proposed library sales and shrinkage of the library system. And we want to hear what Mr. de Blasio has to say.
It's late notice, but the more people we have the more powerful the library issues will be. Please be there and encourage others to accompany you. Thank you for your courage and support. Carolyn McIntyre