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New York City preserved critical funding for libraries in the FY21 budget.

It’s been a challenging year, and our libraries are as important as ever. Thanks to you and thousands of your neighbors who sent letters to city officials, much of our library funding was preserved in the city budget. We are grateful to city leaders and to all of you who shared your love of libraries with our elected officials, imploring them to protect BPL.

As we face this adversity, we could not be more grateful to our city leaders for remembering the importance of our libraries. This funding means we can continue offering essential services as our city begins to reopen and recover.

Although most of our physical branches are closed, we continue to serve our borough with virtual programs and digital collections of all kinds, as we slowly resume limited services like book returns and pick up. The library will continue to help people of all ages access the support they need right now. And we’re able to continue doing so thanks to your commitment to and passion for our branches.

Please join us in thanking the city for their commitment to our libraries.

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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