NYLA 2019 Advocacy Agenda

The New York Library Association has released the 2019 Library Advocacy Agenda, declaring equitable access to information as a fundamental human right and calling on Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders to protect this right through aggressive investment in library...

Western Region Legislative Breakfast – December 14

Over sixty library supporters, including librarians, trustees, administrators and students spent the morning at Pine Grove Middle School chatting with newly-elected  and re-elected legislators about services offered by their community and school libraries and to ask...

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...
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