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The Bloomberg Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposes slashing funding to libraries citywide by $106.7 million. Read more here: Albor Ruiz – New York City’s public libraries need their patrons to stand up against mayoral budget cuts (Daily News).
And while you are at it PLEASE sign a petition to let your city council member know that you love your library.
When? Wednesday, April 24, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Where? Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, Dweck Center
Stop by the Big Brooklyn Playdate to enjoy fun games and activities that delight young children and encourage early literacy. Come to play and leave ready to turn ordinary objects in your home into your child’s favorite toys. The Big Brooklyn Playdate is just one wonderful way to play at the Library; Read, Play, Grow! programs are ongoing at many neighborhood libraries this spring. Visit bklynpubliclibrary.org/first-5-years for more information.
As posted in Flavorpill: “New York’s favorite librarian collective returns to the Bell house for their annual bash to help benefit Literacy for Incarcerated Teens. Every year The Desk Set fills the room with bespectacled folks who dance the night away, leading up to the midnight raffle that has featured prizes from books to new bikes. This year, 50% of all the raffle’s proceeds will go towards Urban Librarians Unite’s Sandy Children’s Book Relief Fund, so basically everything you do at the Biblioball helps out somebody who needs it. Also DJ sets from DJ Duane Harriott, Brian Blackout, John XI, Marty McSorley, and Mikey Post, a photo-booth, and lots of librarians. Seriously, what more could you ask for?”
- When: Saturday Dec 8, 2012 (8pm–midnight)
- Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., Brooklyn
- See you on the dance floor!
Reposted from ULU’s website:
The libraries in some areas of New York City were hard hit by the storm and many communities which we serve have been devastated. There are a number of libraries in Queens which have suffered extensive damage and whose collections have been wiped out. When libraries are flooded the books on the low shelves (where little hands can reach them) get hit the worst. Urban Librarians Unite (ULU) is calling on our friends and supporters to help us build a new collection of materials for NYC libraries as well as putting books directly into the hands of young victims of this storm.
All donations of new and good quality used books should be sent to:
Urban Librarians Unite
45-06 Queens Blvd
Sunnyside, NY 11104
If you are unable to send books we are taking monetary donations to help us with the Children’s Book Relief and with setting up Volunteer Library Brigade teams in the disaster zone. Please make a note that you are contributing to Sandy Relief efforts when you make your donation at http://urbanlibrariansunite.org/support-ulu/donations/.
These young people have active minds which need something to focus on amid this chaos. Relocated families are forced to live in close quarters and are bored and stressed. Help us to give children a distraction and some joy in these troubling times. If you have questions or would like to help please contact email@example.com
TODAY 11/9/12: The Red Hook Library (7 Wolcott Street) will act as a Warming Center from 10AM – 8PM (and hopefully again next week and/or until power is restored fully in the area). Food and warm drinks will be available. AT&T is providing free Wi-Fi service on Friday (BPL’s computers and wifi have been impacted by the storm). For more information, please visit http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/hurricane#warmingcenter and/or NYC.gov’s Warming Center page.
The Uni Project will deploy in Red Hook this Sunday (11/11/12) alongside a field hospital, a food truck, and other mobile solutions for residents which are staged in Coffey Park in partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library. BPL staff did advance work for their visit as part of their own efforts to serve Red Hook, which included a recent opening of branches as warming stations.
The Uni Project will be at Coffey Park from 12PM-4PM, and the weather looks to be sunny, clear, and even warm. A good day to step outside and experience a library.