It is Time to Stand Up for Library Aid

Governor Cuomo released his FY2019-2020 Executive Budget proposal & accompanying legislation. The Governor pitched his Executive Budget as a “Democracy Agenda” -- but it includes the third straight year of drastic cuts to library funding! From the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal: Library Aid: $91.6M (-5% CUT) The proposed funding is $5M less than what was in last [...]

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NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Together our efforts have resulted in over $17M in additional library aid since 2011. Summary of Event Most activities will take place in the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The LOB is most [...]

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Testimony Now Available – December 13 Assembly Hearing on Library Funding

Dr. Colleen D. Sadowski, Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, announced today that a video recording of the December 13 Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology Public Hearing on library funding is now available at: Also available on the Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision webpage are copies of written […]

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