Share your Library Story!

How has your library supported your community during the pandemic? Does virtual story-time make your baby giggle? Are you job hunting, and the resume review is helping you perfect your applications? Have you read your way through the pandemic?

We’d love you to take action and share your story with us. Leave a note on the Libraries Make NYC Stronger website, and help us communicate what libraries mean to our city.

Letters to City Council

Strong public libraries are key to a strong recovery. Libraries are starting to expand services but we can only do this with funding! Urge City Council to find libraries today.

NYC Librarians at Work (From Home)

As soon as the city’s libraries closed, staff across all 5 boroughs got to (isolated) work. Library staff immediately shifted from figuring out how to be open during a pandemic, to creating a virtual library service to ensure that as many neighbors as possible could still access library services including storytime, book clubs, job search help and yep, ebooks. 

Here are some of their stories.

Why Libraries?

Libraries are the duct tape that holds our neighborhoods together. In good times, libraries provide a space for gathering and building our knowledge and relationships. When things are stressful libraries leverage their relationships to become a lifeline for their neighbors, helping with access to the information that they need to make their lives better. 

Funding Libraries = Funding our Communities

What Libraries Do

Libraries and Library staff connect our communities to information and society. Library staff connect our neighbors both in and out of our buildings. In uncertain times we provide a social linking place in our communities. We work to fuel the soul of NYC, and will continue to do so. Our buildings may be closed, but the library is always open.

What Libraries Are

Libraries are the staff that makes them tick, and that staff is made up of caring professionals committed to access, equity, literacy and privacy.  Library staff who believe that everyone deserves access to information and learning free from bias are working every day to try to make sure that our neighbors have that access.


Ready to join the fight for NYC libraries? We can only do it with dedicated volunteers like you!