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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Advocatin' Ain't Easy

The Hug the Library event on Saturday was a success! We had over 200 people come out and support NYC libraries. Even the Lego lions at the Schwarzman building got in on the advocacy action by sporting a "Stand Up for My Library" button: 

This lion knows what's up. (Photo taken by my lovely sister.)

There is still more advocating to be done! Next up is the 24-Hour Read-In. Can you think of a better way to spend (at least part of) your weekend than hanging out with a bunch of awesome urban librarians, hearing people read intersting things out loud (and perhaps doing a reading yourself), AND supporting libraries? I thought not!

The read-in starts at 4pm this Saturday (June 11th) at Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch. You can find more information in this awesome Save NYC Libraries post (written by my dear friend Ingrid) and sign up to read and/or volunteer here!

You could be hanging out here! Lucky you!*

We need your help! It's crunch time, people! We can do this! Libraries 4-Eva! Additional library-related exclamatory statement! YEAH! (Can you tell I'm a children's librarian? Sigh.)

*Photo of Central by Drew Dies found at  Orange Crate Art.


  1. I'm way over on the west coast, but sending good vibes and wishing I could be there for the read-in...that is like my dream fun event. Seriously, I dream of being locked in a library or bookstore and having access to all books. (Drool).

    Team Libraries!

  2. Thanks for your support, Diane!