You also have an opportunity to participate in the other marquee event of the campaign, the Saturday following. The second annual 24-Hour Read In, at the central Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, will, like last year's, feature library patrons of all kinds reading in shifts from across the library's collection, from fiction and poetry to local authors and kid-lit. You can still sign up: slots are still available, we're told, in the wee small hours of the morning, and in the family-friendly 8am-12pm shift on Sunday, alongside local children's and YA authors (who are often seen reading to and interacting with their young fans at your local library).
As the city's three library systems face the prospects of dire service cuts, the City Council's response to Bloomberg's latest budget proposal says "the City should act to stabilize service, and provide adequate funding for the systems to do so." Write your City Councilperson and tell them you agree.