‘Libraries in the News’
This article in the latest issue of Wired (Sep 2014) is not what you think! Read here
Libraries “are extremely important educational facilities on which the people of New York depend,” said Senator Serrano, who was able to have an amendment passed to the final New York State budget that included a 3% increase in public Library Aid. Read more
By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN
The New York Times, March 26, 2009
Anthony Morris’s job search hit a snag this month when the Queens Borough Public Library notified him that he could not get a new library card until he paid about $80 in fines.
Mr. Morris, 31, had been unemployed for eight months and did not have the money. But he had amassed an armful of library books he needed to prepare for an exam that was part of the application process for a job at Con Edison, and he also needed a library card to browse online classified sites. So he asked if he could work off his debt. Read the rest of this entry »