NY4BL Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

In 2019, our efforts, along with all the library community’s local lobbying, legislative visits, and grassroots support yielded no  increased  state aid over the prior year, but did avert a cut of $4 million that had been recommended by Andrew Cuomo.

During this legislative season, we have contributed over $32,000 to those legislators who will help libraries, and are continuing to do so.  These contributions have rewarded our friends, brought us access to decision-makers, and have signaled a seriousness of intent within the library community.   We need to sustain these activities, and have set a goal of a minimum of an additional $7 million to bring state aid up to the statutory amounts.  We will need your financial support to achieve this goal, so please donate!

Steve Bolton  –  Matt Corey  –  Cassie Guthrie  –  John Hammond     Brian Hildreth – James Olney   –  Debbie Podolski  –