Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Central Library- Sunday Services Eliminated
As many of you are likely aware, the Sunday service at the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights have been eliminated as of January 4, 2009.
Programs held in the Dweck Center will continue to be scheduled.
The service cuts are due to the City’s financial state, and cuts to the Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) budget for fiscal year 2009-2010. According to the Executive Director, the BPL expenses will be cut by $800,000 annually due to cutting Sunday services.
We hope that alternative budget proposals are implemented in the interest of lessening the budget cuts to NYC services like those provided by the BPL, and that any service cuts are temporary. We will post further information if we receive it.
For the notice from Brooklyn’s Central Library, see here: