Greetings NY Library Community,
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Each year, the New York State Summer Reading Program hosted by your local library offers unparalleled literacy and enrichment opportunities to our state’s young learners. Generations of students have combatted summer learning loss through the program’s literacy-supportive arts and music programs, and returned to school in the Fall better prepared for the year ahead. Participation in the program has now exceeded 2 million students annually, and the New York State Library anticipates participation will soon exceed 2.5 million students. This increase in participation has placed a strain on program funding.
Thankfully, we have an opportunity to help guarantee the future of the Summer Reading Program in New York State, and we need your help.
This year, the New York State Legislature has passed a bill (A.1094-A Galef / S.3023-A Ritchie) that would permit every taxpayer to directly and conveniently support the Summer Reading Program when preparing NYS tax forms.
This bill will soon be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will consider the fate of the program’s future funding. Send Governor Cuomo a letter of support today!
Did you know NYLA also has an Advocacy Fund? Your support allows NYLA to amplify our message and be heard in Albany. Donations to NYLA are tax-deductible.
To make a donation to NYLA’s Advocacy Fund, please click here.
Jeremy Johannesen, CAE
New York Library Association
6021 State Farm Road
Guilderland, NY 12084
518-432-6952 Ext. 101