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.