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Published on Jul 11, 2013
Brooklyn Heights Library user Justine Swartz critiqued the move of the Business and Career Library to Grand Army Plaza as a hardship for handicapped users and seniors, then offered a playful yet serious poem assailing the shrinkage and privatization of public libraries for the gain of wealthy developers, ending with a juggling demonstration. Committee chair Kellner requested an autographed copy of her poem.
"Pusillanimous politicians are craven when they destroy our children's safe haven."
"Libraries Rock. Renovate Don't Terminate."
New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology The Sale of Public Libraries in New York City
Assemblymember Micah Kellner, Chair Assemblywoman Joan Millman Assemblymember Walter Mosley Assemblymember Sam Roberts
June 27, 2013, 10:30 A.M. Assembly Hearing Room 1923, 19th Floor 250 Broadway New York, New York