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


    •    PHOTO GALLERY- CDL's Library Protection Week

    •    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 

    •     PHOTOS & VIDEO & MORE- First half of July 2013: Two lawsuits against the Central Library Plan, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Comes Out Against CLP 

    •     PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: September 25, 2013 Rally Outside NYPL Trustees Meeting At the Countee Cullen and Schomburg Center Libraries In Harlem, 515 Malcolm X Blvd 

    •     PHOTO GALLERY: October 22, 2013 Delivery of Petition To Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall

    •      PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: November 4, 2014 Protest At Gala Where NYPL Honors Bloomberg A Mayor Selling Shrinking and Underfunding Libraries

    •      PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: November 20, 2013 Rally Outside NYPL Trustees Meeting

    •      PHOTO GALLERY: December 16, 2013 Books Not Billionaires action at the 42nd Street Central Reference Library

    •     Citizens Defending Libraries at February 27, 2014 Brooklyn Heights Association- Article and Pictures

     •    PHOTO GALLERY: March 12, 2014 Rally on Day of NYPL Trustee's Meeting, Plus The ILLUMINATOR Strikes! 

      •   PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: March 29, 2014, 10:00 AM Saturday March for Women and Education Outside The 42nd Street Central Reference Library
    •    PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: April 8, 2014 Rally Outside BPL Trustees Meeting 
     •    PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: September 7, 2014 Halt Library Sales Rally (42nd Central Reference Library) With Zephyr Teachout/Tim Wu Campaign- Barry C. Lynn Speaks on Amazon
    •    PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: September 16, 2014 Rally Outside BPL Trustees Meeting- BPL Trustees Vote To Hand Off Brooklyn Heights Library To Hudson Co. As Developer 

    •    PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: February 14, 2015 Library Lovers Gather on Valentine's Day to Speak and Sing of Aching Hearts

    •    News Coverage of Saturday, July 25, 2015 Village Of Sunset Park & Community Leader Rally To Save Sunset Park Brooklyn Public Library From Developers

    •    PHOTO GALLERY+: September 12, 2015 Connect The Dots Save Our Libraries March Through Brooklyn Heights
    •    PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: October 10, 2015 Libraries In Crisis!: An Evening of Theater and Comedy
    •    PHOTO & VIDEO GALLERY: February 29, 2016 Press Conference- Request Eric Adams Postpone Brooklyn Borough Board Vote
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    •    Work-in at the 42nd Street Library EVERY Saturday! (Started February 22, 2014 and is Now Continuing EVERY Saturday)

Citizens Defending Libraries March 8th rally outside City Council's offices.  Photo by Jonathan Barkey.  Click to enlarge.
    •    Can’t find visuals or information above about the CDL event you are looking for?  Maybe it’s on this page:  LIBRARY HEARINGS & FORUMS (Reports & CDL Testimony)

    •    More Coverage at CSNYPL’s News + Events

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