Fourth Year of Proposed Cuts to Library Funding!

Girl holding posterThe Governor unveiled his budget proposal and it was not good news for Library Aid:

  • Proposed State Library Aid: $91.6M ($5M cut from 2019)
  • Proposed Library Construction Aid: $14M  (42% cut from 2019, which would mean a $378,392 decrease in available construction aid funds for the MHLS region)

Send a letter to the Governor and your representatives in the state legislature to let them know library funding is important to you and your community. NYLA has made this easy be creating customizable letters. 

Register for the MHLS Advocacy Day Briefing Webinar on Thursday, February 13th at 10:00am. This event is designed for all library advocates – library directors, staff, trustees, Friends Groups, volunteers and patrons – who are interested in speaking up for libraries during the New York budget negotiation season. Please register through the MHLS calendar