Can trustees have an impact on state funding for library aid? You bet we can!

When trustees, professionals and friends of libraries combine energies to bring a common message to state legislators, they listen! We provide the facts and rational for legislators to bring to Senate and Assembly budget deliberations.

The message? Libraries are education. State library aid in this year’s budget should increase in direct proportion to any increase in education funding.

Check if your library system provides transportation to Albany on Advocacy Day. We need to reach every senator and assembly person. That requires willing and forceful library advocates from every part of New York State.

If you have been to Advocacy Day before, you understand the impact of sheer numbers of constituents jamming conference rooms to share stories of library successes and challenges. If Advocacy Day is a new venture, make it your goal to be in the State House on March 2.