Judy Blume Advocates for the New York Public Library

By Maryann Yin 

judyblumeJudy Blume has decided to become an advocate for the New York Public Library. Blume considers librarians to be heroes and feels that this institution deserves more funding.

The Gothamist recently reported that several NYPL buildings seem to be suffering from great disrepair; this is one of the factors that propelled Blume to write a letter to library patrons urging them to contact New York City’s mayor and city council members. She hopes to mobilize bibliophiles to fight for a budget increase.

Here’s an excerpt from Blume’s letter: “As you probably know, I’ve never been one to accept the status quo. So join me in taking a stand. The City will release its executive budget soon — now’s our chance to go out and make it right. Send your letter to Mayor de Blasio and the City Council. Tell them, my heroes need their help.”