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Ask Mayoral Candidates to Support Our Library

We’re in the final stretch before the election of New York City’s new mayor. The candidates are listening closely to what voters think is important – and they need to know that a strong New York City needs a strong Library.

The new mayor could try to make devastating cuts to The New York Public Library’s budget. Or the new mayor could choose to protect the Library and enhance the essential services it carries out every day: after-school programs, free classes, Internet access, and millions of circulating books that the Library puts into the hands of 8 million New Yorkers.

To make sure the next mayor knows where you stand, sign the petition below. We’ll deliver your signatures to all of the mayoral candidates by September 1 to make sure they know that New Yorkers need the Library – and we need a mayor that supports the Library too.

The Library is the heart of New York City. Our next mayor should make a public statement that the Library and the essential services it provides are a top priority.

My neighborhood library is a vital public space for my entire community. Libraries provide every New Yorker with free access to a vast collection of books, newspapers, the internet, and a wealth of educational resources.

We all benefit from free programming that teaches English as a second language, computer skills, financial literacy, and tens of thousands of kids rely on the Library every day after school.

The Library gives everyone – children, teens, and adults of all ages, including job seekers, immigrants, and seniors – a space to learn, dream, and grow. There’s nothing else like it in New York City.

If you are elected, please keep our city strong by supporting The New York Public Library and its mission. Show your support – make a public statement that the Library and the essential services it provides are a top priority for you.

The New York Public Library started this petition with a single signature, and now has 7,716 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.