The Defenders of Libraries are library champions: you can be one, too

Libraries are under attack from many forces these days.  Flat funding at the state level, coupled with intentions of reduced funding at the national level, leave libraries in the conundrum of increased usage and lessened fiscal support.  The Defenders of Libraries are library champions who donate $20 or more to help libraries be heard in Albany. Click Here to Become a Defender of Libraries!
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NYS Budget Update

The New York State Budget has passed; it includes a restoration of $4 million in operating aid and an additional $5 million in new public library construction aid: State Library Aid:  $95.627M total ($4M added to Governor’s proposed budget) This allocation reverses the Governor’s proposed funding cut of $4M, and represents continued stable funding for library aid. State Library Construction Aid:  $24M total ($10M added to Governor’s proposed budget) The legislature added an additiona...
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New Yorkers for Better Libraries Announces Library Champions

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New York’s Library Community Recognizes Lawmakers Albany, September 22, 2016--  New Yorkers for Better Libraries, an important library advocacy organization in New York, announced today the recipients of the “Library Champion Award."  This award is reserved for state legislators who advocate and stand up consistently in the interest of New York’s libraries.  The 2016 Library Champion Award winners are listed below: Senator Georg...
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