Queens Public Library leader urges City Council to ‘protect our funding’ amid proposed budget cuts


In the annual right of spring known as the “budget dance,” the heads of New York City’s three public library systems testified Monday at the City Council to call on the city to reverse a planned $36.2 million proposed budget cuts that would impact hours of service, fewer programs and classes.

The cuts decreased opportunities for underserved New Yorkers, including those most in need, such as teens and immigrants.