Citizens Defending Libraries, the Brooklyn Heights-based organization formed to oppose the sale and potential destruction of the Cadman Plaza building, continues to communicate its message in the community. On Saturday, the group was out in force in front of the branch, encouraging locals to sign its ongoing petition (8,300 signatures to date, with a goal of 10,000); and on Sunday, it hosted a “Progressive Community Building Event” to continue building momentum and discuss strategies.
Group Organizer Carolyn McIntyre writes, “News is surfing about more libraries being closed and sold off. We need to make NYPL and BPL accountable and let them know the libraries need to stay public, for ALL people! Help us get the word out and protect our most trusted public resource.”
She adds on CDL’s webbie, “It is deeply troubling that our public library systems are on the front line of every budget fight. Libraries are the lifeblood of our communities and are an increasingly rare public space. Every year, we must fight to ensure that library hours and services are not reduced. Libraries are a beacon for young people, immigrants, seniors and business in our communities.”