Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal includes a 3% cut in library aid from 2017 as well as a 42% cut in proposed library construction aid. This means a $378,392. decrease in funds for the Mid-Hudson region alone. But when library aid is threatened the New York Library Community pulls together! The New York Library Association has provided customizable letters that can be sent to your representatives in Albany and to the Governor through their Online Advocacy Center.
NYLA gets you started, feel free to change the letter and add in something specific about your library and your community. Thank you.