CNU NYC supports the work of the Committee to Save the New York Public Library (Save NYPL). The group has asked CNU NYC to circulate their petition to expand the hours at the main library on 42nd Street, in the landmark building designed by the architects Carrère & Hastings. That will include access to one of New York City’s great public spaces, the Rose Reading Room, which thanks to another effort led by Save NYPL was recently landmarked itself. CNU NYC wrote a letter in support.
From the Save NYPL Petition to Expand Hours at the 42nd Street Library:
We call on the New York Public Library to return the hours at the 42nd Street Library to previous norms, so that the landmarked Rose Reading Room is open later in the evenings. Library leaders should increase hours to 9 or 10 PM on all weekdays, and stop closing the library on Sundays during the summer.
To sign the petition or learn more about it, click here. To read the article “How Citizen Action Saved the New York Public Library,” click here. A New Yorker article, “The Rose Reading Room and the Real Meaning of ‘Luxury’ in New York City,” is here.