Let us offer a blood sacrifice of an impaled O’Reilly Factor for Kids to St. Jerome, the patron saint of libraries, in hopes that he will grant us a full restoration of library funding. In Nancy Pearl’s name, Amen.
♥ NYC libraries are in a boat-load of trouble. We’re looking at mass-layoffs, library closures, no funds for books and other materials, and reduced hours. Boo! Not cool. NY-ers need their libraries and I need my job. Obviously, I don’t love any of this. BUT, I love that we are not helpless. We will not be shushed! You can do something RIGHT NOW THIS VERY SECOND TO HELP. I ENJOY WRITING IN ALL CAPS SOMETIMES:
- You can sign a bunch of petitions for Brooklyn Public Library (NYC residents only), Queens Public Library (Any U.S. State), and New York Public Library (anyone in the whole world can sign, so that means you!). I signed them all and it took no time at all. After you sign, share your good deed with Facebook and Twitter. You’ll help spread the word and all your friends will marvel at how hot and smart and kind you are.
- If you’re feeling generous, you can donate a couple of bucks to BPL, Queens Public, or NYPL. Any amount helps.
- Buy a sexy-ass Brooklyn Public Library T-shirt from Brooklyn Industries. 20 percent of the proceeds go to BPL. Plus, you’ll get way more tail if people think you’re smart. A library shirt will help. I promise:
- Come to Urban Librarian Unite’s 24 Hour Read-In! I’m super psyched. Get into it. I’m staying up the full 24 hours because I love libraries and I’m insane. See you on June 9th-10th.