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Justine Swartz Poem to NY Legislators: Libraries Rock! Renovate, Don't Terminate.

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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

Full video, audio and transcript available at: http://assembly.state.ny.us/av/

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