Friday, May 22, 2015
Revson Foundation President Makes the Case for NYC Libraries in HuffPost Editorial
On Wednesday evening, May 20, New York City celebrated what New York magazine calls "the Oscars for Libraries." The 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognized the crucial role that New York City's branch libraries play in serving the city's diverse communities. Five branch libraries received $20,000 each and another five received $10,000 each, after being selected by a distinguished panel of independent judges from more than 13,400 nominations submitted by New Yorkers.
The winning libraries underscore the extraordinary role that New York City's 207 branch libraries play as our most trusted and welcoming equalizers of economic opportunity. Those libraries are part of the city's three library systems: the Brooklyn Public Library; Queens Library; and the New York Public Library, which operates branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. They serve every community in the city, and every branch library in the city was nominated....