NYS Legislative – Library Aid Home Stretch

The NYS Legislature has released their “one house” budget proposals for this year’s budget and the bills include the single largest increase in funding to the Library Construction Aid Program ever – a $50M addition to the program, for a total of $64M! This is in...

CLRC Library Advocates Go To Albany

Around sixty Central New York library staff and supporters converged on the State Legislative Office Building and Capitol in Albany to meet with regional Assemblymembers and Senators.  Restored funding for libraries and construction aid was the focus of the...

Send NYLA Your Library Horror Story

Governor Cuomo has cut $10 million from Library Capital Construction funding in his 2018-19 State budget. This means that $14M will need to be shared by ALL public library systems across the state. What can we do? The New York Library Association (NYLA) is collecting...

Real People. Real Dollars. Campaign 2018

Real People. Real Dollars is an effort to drive more library advocates to the NYLA Online Advocacy Center and increase awareness of Library Advocacy Day. Originally started by the Mid-Hudson Library System in 2016, now going statewide! Libraries from across the state...

Assembly Hearing on Library Funding Now Available

ADVOCACY NEWS Copies of written testimonies and the video recording of the January 10, 2018 Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology, public hearing on library funding, are available at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/future/index.html....

CLRC Annual Legislative Breakfasts – Stories to Tell

On December 1, CLRC held its annual Legislative Breakfast at La Casita Cultural Center with over 50 people attending the event. Thank you to our regional legislators for attending and/or sending a representative to speak with library supporters (trustees, friends,...