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Virtual Library Advocacy Day

February 26th, 2021, via Zoom

Your voice is needed on Friday, February 26 to convey to your local representative the importance of library services in our state. New York State funds its library infrastructure through sets of regional systems (public, school, and multitype research systems), and that funding is again threatened in the executive budget released earlier this year. A series of meetings is scheduled with North Country legislators to impress upon them the value of libraries, and you’re invited to participate. Click here to view availability and email Christi to sign up for the appropriate appointment(s).

Attendees should live or work within the district being represented, and be available for a planning meeting on Thursday, February 11 from 1:00-2:30 pm.

Schedule of Meetings:

9:00 AM Assemblyman Simpson District 114
9:30 AM Assemblyman Smullen District 118
10:00 AM Assemblyman Jones District 115
10:30 AM Assemblyman Blankenbush District 117
11:00 AM Senator Stec District 45
11:30 AM Senator Griffo District 47
1:00 PM Senator Ritchie District 48
1:30 PM Assemblyman Walczyk District 116
2:30 PM Assemblyman Barclay District 120

Additional background:

The proposed $87M allocated for NY’s Library Aid Program represents a 7.5% cut to the budget enacted last year (of which 20% was withheld and has still not been distributed) and is 15% underfunded according to the $102.6M authorized in NY Education Law (which is an outdated figure that itself is lower than it ought to be).
The legislature can restore these cuts to Library Aid through its budget process, but that doesn’t happen automatically. They need to hear from us. Last year, the governor’s budget cut $20M from Library Construction Aid, and with the Covid chaos of last spring, that cut stuck and public libraries had $14M for capital improvements. That same $14M has been proposed in this year’s executive budget, and needs to be corrected. The construction needs of public libraries in NYS is estimated to be $1.5B.

Additional Resources

NYLA Library Advocacy

Read more about NYLA’s Advocacy Resources.

NYS District & Representative Information

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Regional State Representatives


William A. Barclay

William A. Barclay

NYS Assembly
District 120
Albany Office

Legislative Office Building 933
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-3751

District Office - Fulton
200 North Second Street
Fulton, NY 13069
Phone: 315-598-5185
Ken Blankenbush

Ken Blankenbush

NYS Assembly
District 117


Albany Office

Legislative Office Building 322
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5797
Fax: 518-455-5289

District Office - Carthage
40 Franklin Street 
Suite 2
Carthage, NY 13619
Phone: 315-493-3909

Fax: 315-493-4045

Joseph A. Griffo

Joseph A. Griffo

NYS Senate
District 47
Albany Office

172 State Street, Capitol Building
Room 413C
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-3334
Fax: 518-426-6921

District Office - Utica
207 Genesee Street
Room 408
Utica, NY 13501
Phone: 315-793-9072
Fax: 315-793-0298
Billy Jones

Billy Jones

NYS Assembly
District 115
Albany Office
Legislative Office Building
Room 551
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5943
District Office - Plattsburgh
202 U.S. Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Phone: 518-562-1986
Daniel G. Stec

Daniel G. Stec

NYS Senate
District 45
Albany Office

Legislative Office Building
Room 711B
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: 518-455-2811
Fax: 518-426-6873

District Office - Glens Falls
5 Warren Street
Suite 3
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518-743-0968
Fax: 518-743-0336
Patty Ritchie

Patty Ritchie

NYS Senate
District 48
Albany Office
188 State Street, Legislative Office Building
Room 302

Albany, NY 12247

Phone: 518-455-3438
Fax: 518-426-6740
District Office - Ogdensburg

330 Ford St.
(Basement Of City Hall)
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Phone: 315-393-3024
Fax: 315-393-3063

District Office - Oswego
46 East Bridge St., 1st Floor
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-342-2057
Fax: 315-342-2162
District Office - Watertown
317 Washington St.
Dulles State Office Building, Room 418

Watertown, NY 13601

Phone: 315-782-3418
Fax: 315-782-6357
Robert Smullen

Robert Smullen

NYS Assembly
District 118
Albany Office

Legislative Office Building 527
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5393

District Office - Herkimer
235 North Prospect St.
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: 315-866-1632
District Office - Johnstown
41 East Main Street
Room 108 City Hall
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518-762-1427

Fax: 518-762-9871

Matthew Simpson

Matthew Simpson

NYS Assembly
District 114
Albany Office

Legislative Office Building 721
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5565

District Office - Elizabethtown
7559 Court St. Rm. 203 
PO Box 217
Elizabethtown, NY 12932
Phone: 518-873-3803
District Office - Glens Falls
140 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone: 518-792-4546
Mark Walczyk

Mark Walczyk

NYS Assembly
District 116
Albany Office

Legislative Office Building 940
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: 518-455-5545

District Office - Canton
3 Remington Ave
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-2037

Fax: 315-386-2041

District Office - Watertown
317 Washington Street 
Dulles State Office
Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: 315-786-0284

Fax: 315-786-0287