Library champions will meet up on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library branch this weekend, protesting proposed budget cuts with the “We Will Not Be Shushed” 24-hour read-in.
The event lasts from 4:00 p.m. on June 8th until 4:00 p.m. on June 9th. Will you join them? During this event, activists will read in fifteen-minute shifts.
Follow this link to sign up for a reading shift.
Here’s more from Bookable:
Once again libraries in the five boroughs are facing historic budget cuts. This year’s budget is proposing a $106 million cut for libraries. Should these cuts go through more than sixty neighborhood libraries across the city will be forced to close and services and hours at the remaining libraries will be slashed. More than a thousand library workers will be let go and public services including budgets for new books and materials will be severely cut.