Library Advocates Seek Funding Parity with Schools
Library Advocacy Day - March 6th
ALBANY, NY (03/05/2012)(readMedia)-- Over 800 library supporters will gather in Albany on Tuesday, March 6th to advocate for libraries and meet with their state legislators.
Since 2007, Library Aid has been reduced 23% from $102 million to $79 million, which is below 1994 levels. No other educational institutions are funded by the state at 1994 levels. During the same time period, library usage has increased 12%. The New York Library Association (NYLA) is seeking restoration of Library Aid to 2010 level of $84 million or at the very least receive the same 4% increase as proposed for schools.
Along with many state Senators and Assemblymembers, Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About® History will be attending and speaking at Library Advocacy Day to show their support for library funding.
WHO: New York Library Association
WHERE: Concourse Level of the Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6
WHAT: Library supports from across the state will come to Albany to advocate for libraries and meet with their state legislators.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 8:00am –noon.