Friday, May 18, 2012

Library Advocates Fight Mayor Bloomberg's Outsized Budget Cuts

Library advocates fight to stave off budget cuts. (Queens Times-Ledger, 5/18/2012)

Excerpt: “The mayor’s executive budget, if enacted, would cut $26.7 million in funding to vital services provided by the Queens Library,” said City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), chairman of the Council Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee. “These cuts would 
  • put over 600 librarians out of a job, 
  • close 18 libraries altogether, 
  • eliminate Sunday services at all branches and 
  • potentially keep 30 libraries closed four or five days a week.

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