Shut not your doors

Library services are essential to the social, cultural and educational fabric [of] New York City. Closing libraries will do irreversible long term harm to our communities.

Postcard from the NYPL postcard campaign

Threats to the New York Public Library’s funding (including a proposal to shut 40 libraries and drastically reduce opening hours) has resulted in a call to arms from NYPL employees to their communities. And their communities are responding wholeheartedly by taking part in the library’s campaign, Don’t close the book on libraries, to petition against the funding cuts. The call to arms has included postcard writing and phone call campaigns to government officials, as well as a 24 hour read in (with the delightfully witty slogan of “we shall not be shushed”). Further pictures from the read in and postcard campaign can be found here.

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