On Valentines Day, show some love for the 42nd Street Library.
Tell NYPL: Return the books to the stacks and reopen the Rose Main Reading Room ASAP!
Saturday, February 14
Join Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir outside the 42nd Street Library this Saturday at noon to ask, Why is it taking so long to reopen the Rose Main Reading Room? When will the books be returned to the stacks? When will the NYPL trustees make their decision-making transparent to the public?
The Rose Reading Room has been closed since June 2014, when a piece of the decorative ceiling crashed to the floor. It has taken NYPL over eight months just to erect scaffolding to start the inspection process. In the meantime, readers are crowded into small, poorly lit and poorly ventilated rooms with ad-hoc provision for computers.
How long will the 42nd Street library continue with absent books and the Main Reading Room closed? Does NYPL care about its readers?
Come out on Valentine’s Day and tell NYPL: New Yorkers care, we love our books and the Rose Main Reading Room!