Sunday, March 17, 2013
New Funding Proposed for New York Libraries
On March 12, New York's biggest public employee union and four local library unions rallied outside city hall to demand a solution to ongoing funding uncertainty. They proposed permanent funding for public libraries by dedicating 2.5 per cent of property taxes to the city's libraries. The unions argued that the proposed 2014 city budget would reduce library funding by $106 million while New York's libraries continue to see substantial increases in the use of their services.