This is reposted from a former student of mine who attends Stanford right now. She would like me to spread the word and hopefully get enough people to sign the petition so that we can really SAVE the New York Public Library Systems from facing another budget cut:
New York City is facing (more) budget cuts. The city government is considering cutting funding for the public library system. Considering the state of education in New York (and in the country at large), squeezing public libraries is not the best way to save money — the societal cost is just too great.
Please sign this e-petition to reject budget cuts for, and closure of, public libraries in New York (even if you’re not a New Yorker):
Spread the word.