News from the Field

Library Advocacy Day Carpool: Seats Still Available!

Library Advocacy Day 2016 is quickly approaching: on March 2nd hundreds of librarians, trustees & other library advocates will flock to Albany to meet with their legislators.  

Why is it important to travel to Albany to talk with your legislators about library issues?

  •  Libraries need you to speak out for them.
  •  Libraries need more state money.
  •  Legislators need to learn what libraries do for citizens of New York State.

A car will be leaving SALS (22 Whitney Place, Saratoga Springs) on March 2nd at 7AM – please let Laurie Buckley know if you would like to carpool from the SALS parking lot, or if you plan to join us for our Advocacy Day visits.

Car parking is available under the Empire State Plaza in the Visitor Lot. You can get to this lot by taking the Empire State Plaza Exit off I-787. There is a fee to park in this lot and it usually fills up fairly early. In addition, the driver has to show a photo ID to enter the parking lot. Further information, directions, and additional information on downtown parking lots can be obtained by visiting the NYS OGS web site

View/Download the SALS Legislative Day Schedule

View/Download the NYLA 2016 Legislative Agenda

View/Download the 2016 SALS Advocacy Guide

As always, if you are unable to travel to Albany – please consider visiting our legislators in their home offices, or reaching out through NYLA’s Advocacy Page.  It only takes a few minutes to contact your elected officials to ask them to support libraries.

Check out our 2015 Library Advocacy Day Photos, and we hope you’ll join us on March 2nd: