Dear Library Advocate,

I just wanted to remind you to send letter to your state legislators in support of Library Aid receiving same increase as School Aid and to sign up for attending Library Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 6th in Meeting Room Six in the Empire State Plaza.  Contact your local library system to find out how you can participate.     Visit and click on Contact Your Elected Officials Button to send email/fax to your state legislators.

We also have some great things in store for both Pre-Advocacy Day and Advocacy Day.

The first five hundred attendees at Library Advocacy Day will get a free book from our publisher sponsors (Penguin, HarperCollins, and others).  In addition, Kenneth C. Davis the author of Don’t Know Much About® History, which spent 35 consecutive weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and gave rise to the Don’t Know Much About® series, will be speaking at the Advocacy Day Rally.

Also Pre-Advocacy Day, on Monday, March 5th at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road, NYLA will be offering two workshops from Libby Post, Communication Services and Ellen Bach/Bob Schofield of Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna.  At the New Yorkers for Better Libraries PAC Fundraising Gala , Senator Hugh Farley will be attending to receive his Ex Libris Award and also author Ken Davis will be giving brief remarks.

So it should be an exciting and interesting two days of advocacy for libraries, so make every effort to attend both days.  For more information, visit

Michael J. Borges

Executive Director

New York Library Association