Adams: NYC libraries spared of cuts ahead of 2025 budget proposal
Mayor Eric Adams has announced that New York City’s public libraries will not be part of the next round of budget cuts ahead of the 2025 budget proposal.
Adams acknowledged if the city's library system would have seen the possible 5% budget cut, Saturday service would have been potentially cut and also the limiting of hours on weekdays. Libraries have already forced to closed on Sundays.
" Libraries are a lifeline to countless communities and the great equalizer," Adams said.
THE Brooklyn, New York, and Queens Public Libraries released a joint statement saying in part they, "Are grateful that Mayor Adam spared libraries from a January cut to our current operating budgets. We deeply appreciate the administration's recognition of the value of libraries and how much New Yorkers rely on them."