May 23, 2022

No Cuts For New York City Libraries in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Executive Budget

A Statement From NYC Libraries:

During this unprecedented, challenging moment, the City’s public libraries continue to provide New Yorkers with critical resources they need, including job search help, Census information, e-books, and remote learning support for children and parents.

As we all move into an uncertain future, one thing we know is that libraries will play a key role in strengthening and repairing our city.

We are so appreciative of Mayor de Blasio’s executive budget, which maintains baseline funding for libraries, and reinforces their crucial role in offering opportunities to students, parents, job hunters, immigrants, seniors, and all New Yorkers.

While there is still a long road ahead for us all, we are committed to being there for the public every step of the way.

Background: Virus Forces a ‘Wartime’ Budget on N.Y.C., With $2 Billion in Cuts

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.