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Governor Cuomo cuts library support - Governor Andrew Cuomo has recommended cuts in state aid to libraries in his executive budget for 2017-18.  The cuts come at a time when significant new spending initiatives are under consideration, including a $1 billion increase in school aid. The ...Continue Reading
galafundraisingbanquet GOLD tickets for the February 28th GALA Fundraising Banquet - GOLD tickets are now available for the New Yorkers for Better Libraries Gala Fundraiser Banquet on February 28th at the Albany Downtown Hilton. To register for this memorable event, click here. GOLD ticket holders will receive a complementary, custom designed ...Continue Reading
gov-andrew-cuomo Libraries Are Education - The Governor was quoted in the Times Union today: "So the budget is going to be tighter than in past years,” he said. “Past budget years the difficult came from the abundance of options. We had funding, what’s the best ...Continue Reading
nyscapitol STATE BUDGET UPDATE: DISCUSSIONS UNDERWAY -   Discussions concerning the upcoming New York State Budget are well underway.  For libraries, this means that the Executive Branch will be determining whether or not it will include last year's $4 million in operating aid and $5 million in ...Continue Reading
sponsors_banner2 Thank You to our Sponsors - Innovative Interfaces and SIRSI/DYNIX are premier sponsors of the New Yorkers for Better Libraries Political Action Committee.These companies have shown an outstanding understanding of effective library advocacy; they are exemplars of organizations that understand the value of libraries having a ...Continue Reading
download-hilton New Yorkers for Better Libraries Annual Gala Fundraising Banquet. - Tickets Now on Sale: New Yorkers for Better Libraries Annual Gala Fundraising Banquet. When:  Tuesday, February 28, 2017;   6-10 pm Where:  Downtown Hilton, Albany, NY YOUR NEW YORKERS FOR BETTER LIBRARIES GALA FUNDRAISING BANQUET TICKET  INCLUDES A BUFFET DINNER, OPEN COCKTAIL ...Continue Reading
new-yorkers-for-better-libs-site-sponsors-2 New Yorkers for Better Libraries Announces 2016 Library Champions - 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 ...Continue Reading
12799354_1001663506537722_1570978846602842719_n 2016 Gala Banquet, Success! - Thanks to everyone who made our Gala Fundraising Banquet such a huge success! Pictures of the event can be seen on our Facebook page. Our 2017 Gala is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28th at the Downtown Albany Hilton.  Tickets are ...Continue Reading






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