|Above in mage form and below in full text form the resolution of the NAACP of Brooklyn opposing sale, shrinkage and privatization and non-library use of the Brooklyn Heights Library|
SUPPORT FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY
The Brooklyn Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People resolves to support Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library and other libraries in the Borough of Brooklyn from shrinkage and sales to developers for profit and non-library use
WHEREAS, libraries are essential to the growth and stability of a society; and
WHEREAS, public libraries serve as the only place that inner city youth, senior citizens, and young adults have access to computers for school study, research, college applications, job searches, and for the elderly, often the only way they can communicate with their relatives; and
WHEREAS, the Business Branch of the Brooklyn Library System attracts people from all over the world because of its unique resources; and
WHEREAS, public libraries also serve as safe havens for children to complete their assignments on a daily basis without fear and with a certainty that their assignments will be completed, which will help them in their educational pursuits;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Brooklyn Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People unanimously support the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library and other libraries within the Brooklyn Public Library System in their efforts to prevent the sale and shrinkage of public library space for non-library use.
This measure was voted on during the General Membership Meeting held on April 24, 2013 and unanimously passed in the affirmative.