NPYL advocacy


Tell the NYC mayor that New York Public Libraries need funding


The NYC mayor is planning to cut money for NY public Libraries.

Libraries are central to communities for so many reasons.

Send a message to the mayor: https://nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/mayor-contact.page

Or call: 212-788-3000


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The office of the mayor is demanding that libraries cut their budgets by $13.6 million by the end of fiscal year 2023 and by another $20.5 million over the next 3 fiscal years.

Read more about NYPL budget cuts

As of 2020, the NYPD budget was 6,000,000,000. This is more than NYC spends on health, homelessness, youth development and workforce development, COMBINED.

Read more about the NYPD budget

And currently, SNAP applicants are left waiting for their applications to be processed. Only 46.3% of applications are processed on time. 20% of budgeted positions are vacant while the office of the mayor calls for more cuts.

Read more about delayed SNAP applications

Info via @Public_Citizen on Twitter  and @Victor4nj on Instagram.


Message sample: 


Libraries are a space for learning, growth, resource sharing, and more. They are central to New York City. 

Your office should not demand that libraries cut their budgets by $13.6 million by the end of fiscal year 2023 and by another $20.5 million over the next 2 fiscal years.  Depleting libraries of funding so that they can sustain themselves in a terrible thing to do.

In 2020, the NYPD budget was 6,000,000,000. This is more than NYC spends on health, homelessness, youth development and workforce development, COMBINED. And currently, SNAP applicants are left waiting for their applications to be processed. Only 46.3% of applications are processed on time. 20% of budgeted positions are vacant while your office orders more cuts.  

Removing essential resources from these communities while simultaneously heightening police surveillance and presence is so sad and embarrassing.

DO NOT CUT funding for Libraries.