Why Is New York City Planning to Sell and Shrink Its Libraries?

Defend our libraries, don't defund them. . . . . fund 'em, don't plunder 'em

Mayor Bloomberg defunded New York libraries at a time of increasing public use, population growth and increased city wealth, shrinking our library system to create real estate deals for wealthy real estate developers at a time of cutbacks in education and escalating disparities in opportunity. It’s an unjust and shortsighted plan that will ultimately hurt New York City’s economy and competitiveness.

It should NOT be adopted by those we have now elected to pursue better policies.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cartoons and Images

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Click on images below to enlarge and print out to make posters or flyers. The following images are drawn by Simon Verity. (Previously, some were available at The Classicist Blog.)


Chart from Center From an Urban Future report showing sharp decline in funding (coinciding with plans to sell off/"leverage" libraries) against escalating use.  Makes a useful poster or flyer for event if you click to enlarge, save and print 

CONTACT: To contact Citizens Defending Libraries email Backpack362 (at) aol.com.
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 The link below takes you to where you may sign the petition:

Save New York City Libraries From Bloomberg Developer Destruction 
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 Visually oriented?  You might also be interested in the following:

•    More Cartoons and Images
•    PHOTO GALLERY- CDL's Library Protection Week (April 2013)

•    PHOTO GALLERY: May 8, 2013 Rally on Day of NYPL Trustee's Meeting

•    PHOTO GALLERY: June 3, 2013 Vigil At Central Reference Library Protesting Loss of Our Cultural Patrimony- Evening of NYPL Fund-Raiser

•    VIDEOS: Available videos pertaining to the Citizens Defending Libraries (Including Videos of •    Elected Officials and Candidates Expressing Their Views On Saving Libraries From Sell-offs)

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