When library aid is threatened the New York Library Community pulls together! The New York Library Association has provided customizable letters that can be sent to your representatives
in Albany and to the Governor through their Online Advocacy Center:
NYLA gets you started, feel free to change the letter and add in something specific about your library and your community.
If you've already sent the letter here's something else you can do: Participate in the
MHLS Real People. Real Dollars. Campaign
The Mahopac Library recently had a whole family calculate their savings! That's Braden, age 7, Greyson, age 5, Charlotte, age 2 and their mom Susan.
The Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison
has set up an iPad at their circulation desk that displays the NYLA Library Value Calculator so patrons can calculate how much money they save by using the library!
If you've already sent a letter and found a few patrons to photograph for the
Real People. Real Dollars.
Campaign then here's something else you can do:
Sign up for Library Advocacy Day
in Albany [
Can't make it to Albany on February 28th? Then block out time in your schedule that day, 5-10 minutes, to
participate virtually through social media and by phone!