Even in New York the libraries are in peril
Is peril too strong a word? In any case, here's the e-mail I received from NYPL All Powerful Leader Paul LeClerc this morning:
We have learned that the Executive Budget released this morning calls for a reduction of $19.8 million in City operating support for the Library in the fiscal year that begins July 1st.
The Library will continue discussions with the Mayor and the City Council to have these cuts restored. We will also continue to seek supplemental funds to open all our libraries six days and 42 hours a week.
I will keep you posted on all developments and know that together, we can fight these cuts and ensure the Library continues to be a vibrant part of the New York City community.
Blaugh! I'm essentially preaching to the choir here when I complain about library cuts. And it's not as if my job is in peril or any such nonsense. Just the same, this will probably mean shortened library hours. Poo.
... and rant is complete.