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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Keep Brooklyn Libraries Open! "Support our Shelves Campaign" – Extended until June 30th!

At a time when Brooklynites are using their libraries more than ever, BPL faces a budget cut of $17.5 million.

A $17.5 million budget cut would:

  • ELIMINATE as many as 272 positions – that's one out of every four full-time BPL employees.
  • REDUCE service to five days a week at most neighborhood libraries – with limited weekend hours.
  • Buy 185,000 FEWER books, DVDs and CDs
Contact your elected officials. There's a way to do that on the BPL web page.

There is still time to donate to your local library and support your community. The Support our Shelves campaign (recently extended to June 30, 2009) will help Brooklyn Public Library continue providing books, programs and services to all of our communities.

When you contribute, you decide which library to support, and how much to give.

Every donation, from one dollar to a thousand dollars, counts! Since March, individuals, local businesses, corporations and foundations have donated more than $261,958 towards our $300,000 goal! Each donation helps Brooklyn Public Library reach its goal of $300,000 to purchase books, DVDs and support educational and cultural program currently at-risk from large City and State budget cuts. Make a contribution today and show that Brooklyn Public Library is a community priority!

When you donate $50 or more, we will send you a bookplate that you can affix to a book of your choosing by seeing the librarian in your local branch.

Donate online, or call 718.230.2738.

Because all the reasons you use your library are all the reasons to give.

If you have any questions please call 718.230.2738 or email supportourshelves@brooklynpubliclibrary.org.