Thank You for Investing In Libraries

Thank You for Keeping Queens Public Library Strong!

You raised your voice, and City Hall listened! Thanks to your postcards, letters, sticky notes, phone calls, tweets, and attendance at rallies and public hearings, the Mayor and the New York City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget that includes an additional $33 million in operating funding, and funds crucial capital improvements for NYC’s libraries.

These increases ensure libraries will remain strong and continue providing essential services in the face of rising costs, higher demand, and a growing footprint in all five boroughs.

Please take a few moments to complete the below form to submit a thank-you message that will be sent to Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Finance Chair Danny Dromm, Libraries & Cultural Affairs Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, and your local City Council Member.


Dear Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Cumbo, Finance Chair Dromm, Committee on Libraries Chair Van Bramer, and my local City Council Member:

Thank you so much for supporting Queens’ public libraries.

Your decision to invest an additional $33 million in operating funds for Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and The New York Public Library ensures they will continue to offer high-quality programs, services, and resources that New Yorkers like me depend on.

You have shown how important public libraries are to our communities and demonstrated your commitment to keeping them strong. I am deeply grateful to you for listening to all of us who stood up for these vital institutions.

Queens Public Library is one of the borough’s most treasured assets. Thanks to you, it will continue to offer everyone a place to learn, grow, and thrive, regardless of who they are or where they come from.


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