Queens Courier – ““Save our libraries.”
This was the chant by local public officials and book-lovers who braved the rain and united on May 18 to protest proposed state budget cuts to Queens Library.
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer led the rally of supporters carrying placards and posters inside Flushing Library to re-establish funding.
“Libraries provide invaluable services and programs that enrich our communities and improve the academic performance of children in our schools. I will work tirelessly with my colleagues in the City Council as well as advocates to restore as much funding as possible,” said Van Bramer, who is Chair of the Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee.”