THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
URGES YOU TO
Come to a meeting of the NYPL Trustees!
LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING!
WHERE: COUNTEE CULLEN LIBRARY – NYPL
104 West 136th Street near Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.)
135th St. stop on the 2 or 3 train
135th St. stop on the B or C train
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25
Meeting at 4pm – open to the public
Rally at 5pm
Stop the destruction of a great research library
Stop the sell-off of public libraries
Let NYPL know libraries should grow – not shrink
Take action to stop the Central Library Plan and save the 42nd Street Library!
Come to the NYPL trustees meeting and let them know you are watching as they plan to spend taxpayer money on their wasteful, destructive plan. Then, come to the rally afterwards in front of the Countee Cullen Library 104 West 136th Street in Central Harlem. The meeting starts at 4pm and rally starts at 5pm, so please be on time! We want to have a strong presence at the meeting. If you can’t make it at 4:00, join the rally after work at 5pm and greet the Trustees on their way out.
The Central Library Plan (CLP), at enormous cost to New York City and its taxpayers, would gut the 42nd Street Research Library – one of the world’s great reference libraries and a historic landmark. The CLP would demolish the library’s historic book stacks, install a circulating library in their place, and send 1.5 million books to central New Jersey. The new circulating library would be a reduced-size replacement for the Mid-Manhattan Library (at 40th and 5th Avenue) and SIBL (Science, Industry, and Business Library, at 34th and Madison), which will both be closed and sold off.
For more information about the Central Library Plan and its potential negative impacts on both the 42nd Street Library and the circulating libraries it would replace, go to www.savenypl.org
The CLP is part of a larger effort by New York City’s public library systems to shrink their capacity and sell off valuable real estate, which started with the controversial sale in 2008 of the beloved Donnell Library to real estate developers. The rally is cosponsored by our friends at Citizens Defending Libraries.