Save NY City's Public Libraries

$3,711 of $30k goal

Raised by 35 people in 13 months
Michael D D White
on behalf of Carolyn McIntyre
 BROOKLYN, NY
Save the New York City’s public libraries from underfunding and developer destruction.  New York and Brooklyn Public Library Trustees (Queens to follow) are selling and shrinking libraries because they say they can't afford to maintain them.  Even low-cost repairs like fixing air conditioners aren't happening.  
City administration officials in spite of a huge budget surplus are not funding capital repairs so libraries are being given away at an absurdly low cost to developers.  Help us stop the pattern of underfunding, attacking, removing books, and then shrinking libraries.
We believe it’s crucial to support the hard work of librarians and staff.  We are raising money for public awareness and education, legal help and advocacy.
Circulation of physical books and usage are at an all-time high.  
Libraries allow access to knowledge and opportunity for all.  Help us protect libraries from real estate developers and allow us to advance the great tradition of libraries for future generations.
               We are Citizens Defending Libraries.
See our video below.  See our web pages, Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter feed.  Donate, join the community and sign the petition. 
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Update 1
Posted by Michael D D White
9 months ago
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Thank you to all our donors and supporters! You give us all hope and courage. We did an event with Senator Velmanette Montgomery at Truth Park by the Brooklyn Heights Library. The senator is recommending legislation to help protect the BPL board from conflicts of interest. We appreciate Senator Montgomery and Jim Vogel!!
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$3,711 of $30k goal

Raised by 35 people in 13 months
Created February 19, 2016
Michael D D White  
on behalf of Carolyn McIntyre
$10
stacey allam
11 months ago
JD
$50
Judith Dahill
11 months ago

Never give up. Thanks for doing an amazing job to Save Libraries!

BE
$50
Barbara Elovic
11 months ago
AD
$20
Audrey Doyle
11 months ago

Public institutions belong to the people! Libraries, hospitals, parks, schools do not exist to line the pockets of the 1%.

$5
Anonymous
11 months ago
KC
$15
Kay Corkett
11 months ago

Wish I could donate more.

EB
$25
Enid Braun
11 months ago
MW
$25
Matthew Weinstein
11 months ago

Keep up with your important work to save our public libraries. It's a valuable, worthwhile and noble fight!l

MR
$207
Martha Rowen
11 months ago
MB
$200
Marilyn Berkon
11 months ago

We must save our libraries from the greed of private developers who steal them as they deprive the public of what they need for an appropriate education. Libraries are essential to our education. Education allows people equality. We must save our libraries.

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