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.”