Thursday, August 8, 2013
Lynn Rosen has just completed a children's book on the importance of libraries and the sell offs! Her book called What The Libraries Mean To Us, Letters to Mayor Mikeincludes letters and interviews from children who use the library. Currently sold on Amazon, proceeds go to helping save libraries
Join Lynn Rosen in canvassing for libraries!
Grand Central Station By the Graybar building opposite GNC
Call, email, write your representatives and let them know how important the library is to you and why they should not be selling them. Canvass, contact Eric Shtob, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-594-7046, he can deliver flyers and petitions to you. Contact us to let us know of any library closures, books disappearing, reduction of hours or staff. Carolyn McIntyre, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens when NYPL "strategy group" wants to sell valuable publicly owned library buildings? Call them "dilapidated" or say the AC doesn't work.
See the following quote from the Daily News:
"NYPL CEO David Offensend insisted the plan for the new circulating library in the magnificent midtown building was worth the money because it would replace the dilapidatedmid-Manhattan Library across the street, which serves 1.4 million people annually."
Is the strategy group only selling real estate? Well no, Offensend has also helped guide the sales of the NYPL art collection including the famous Kindred Spirits painting, with specIal ties to New York City's heritage, which sold for $35,000,000!
On August 8 (Noon - 7:45 p.m.) and August 9-10 (Noon - 5:45 p.m.), the New York Public Library (NYPL) for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, research division, will host a special record sale at The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, 22,000 LPs. http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/New-York-Public-Library-for-the-Performing-Arts-to-Hold-Rodgers-and-Hammerstein-Archives-Record-Sale-88-10-20130805
What would Andrew Carniege think about the careless plundering of donated and publically owned assets including the libraries he donated for public use?
How Andrew Carnegie Turned His Fortune Into A Library Legacy By Susan Stamberg on NPR
At the start of the 20th century, the ruthless, self-made steel industrialist paid $60 million for 1,689 public libraries to be built in communities around the U.S. "The man who dies rich dies in disgrace," Carnegie wrote.
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Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 8/08/2013 06:55:00 AM