Increase State Library Aid Proportionally with Increases in Education Funding
New York State Education Law requires Library Aid for FY 2017-2018 to be $102.6M. Total state funding in the FY2016-17 enacted budget was $95.6M, placing library aid at 2006 funding levels. More than $111M in statutory State Library Aid has been withheld since FY2007-2008. More information
Increase Investment in State Library Aid Construction Program to $25M
Without immediate, significant state investment, public libraries remain unable to accommodate advances in technological infrastructure, make investments in energy-efficiency, or increase access to differently-abled patrons. NOW is the time to increase the investment in New York's library facilities. More information
CDLC Members take note of these NYLA legislative items as well!