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NYC library cuts restored

Services are being restored to New York City public libraries in the budget that the New York City council passed on Sunday.

Since late November, more than 200 city libraries shut on Sundays because of budget cuts. Some were threatening to close on Saturdays and reduce services even more if the 58 million dollars in further proposed library cuts went through. However, Mayor Adams and council restored funding in the finalized budget and libraries will be back open 7 days a week. Councilwoman Carolina Rivera Chairs Libraries and Cultural Affairs committee.

"The programs and services available in these institutions were our priority. We would settle for nothing less and we came to an agreement that really really delivered."

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers had written to City Hall over the last few months asking for library funding to be restored.