May 24, 2010 12:30 PM | 1
It's been one year since the appearance of the blog post detailing the sorrowful history of budget cuts to Brooklyn Public Library. Sadly, the recurring theme has become a recurring nightmare as we once again find ourselves threatened with deep cuts that will devastate our ability to provide service. This year's proposed budget could result in a $20 million reduction to BPL, meaning the closure of 16 branch libraries, fewer books, fewer programs, fewer computer sessions, and massive layoffs. We continue to ask our supporters to write their elected officials and advocate on behalf of the Library. Let's hope that by next year we'll be able to retire this post to the archives for good.