From: New York’s Libraries Information Network [mailto:NYLINE@listserv.nysed.gov] On Behalf Of Lorna Peterson
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2014 4:53 PM
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Subject: [NYLINE] public libraries as community centers from New York Magazine

Just under 10 minutes is this video from New York Magazine “Libraries Now: A Day in the Life of NYC’s Branches” : http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/libraries-now-new-york-video.html

By Jesse Hicks and Julie Dressner
“Think that libraries are becoming obsolete in the internet era? Not so. Over the last decade, book circulation at New York City libraries has jumped by 46 percent, annual visits by 59 percent, and program attendance by 88 percent. These figures are even more startling considering that budget cuts have forced the libraries to reduce both staff and hours.” See: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/libraries-now-new-york-video.html