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Budget cuts are looming — and we must protect our libraries.

As we continue to navigate the most challenging time in recent history, the importance of our local libraries cannot be overstated. Brooklyn Public Library continues to play a critical role in helping Brooklynites and our borough recover from the ongoing challenges we face.

Today, you and your Brooklyn neighbors have the power to help keep our libraries strong as city leaders make very difficult budget decisions for the coming year.

Our branches are in service, whether they are providing grab-and-go book pickup and returns, or limited browsing and computer service, serving as Learning Labs for our City’s school kids, or helping with NYC’s Test + Trace and vaccination efforts as we battle the pandemic—all while we continue to serve our borough with virtual programs and even more digital books. We’re helping people of all ages access the support they need right now.

With BPL’s virtual programming, you can access live tutoring for students, story time in multiple languages, assistance for job seekers, online education classes, mentoring for small business owners and so much more—all from home.

We’re keeping the learning in our communities going. And we need to protect and restore critical library funding in order to continue this important work.

Our libraries are essential—they improve our borough and our entire diverse city. Won't you share your love of libraries with elected officials by sending them a letter right now? (It only takes a minute!)

Libraries make Brooklyn stronger. We are so grateful that you are standing with us and we can’t wait to see you in our branches.

Dear Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Johnson, Majority Leader Cumbo, Libraries Chair Van Bramer, Finance Chair Dromm and your city council member
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