Thank You for Supporting NYC Libraries!

We did it! In mid-June, Mayor Eric Adams, City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, and the New York City Council approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2023 that includes additional funding for Queens Public Library.

There’s no doubt this positive outcome is directly tied to you. We asked you to contact your elected leaders as they weighed a new budget to urge them to keep QPL strong, and you showed up, making it clear that public libraries are important to you, your families, and your neighbors.

The new funding for libraries comes as we continue to ramp up in-person programming, and as New York City continues to rebuild and recover from the pandemic. In addition, the increased revenue enables us to maintain and expand our programs, resources, and materials to create opportunity for all New Yorkers.

We also are incredibly thankful to Mayor Adams, Speaker Adrienne Adams, Finance Chair Justin Brannan, Cultural Affairs and Libraries Chair Chi Ossé, the entire City Council—especially the Queens delegation—and Borough President Donovan Richards for their investment in Queens Public Library.

Thank you for helping us achieve a great result for our borough, and for our city. We couldn’t have done it without you.

With gratitude,
Queens Public Library