Amber, a teacher in the Bronx

Adults in the South Bronx need access to information, work spaces, and services. We don’t have many book stores, coffee shops, or other similar types of multi-use study and meeting spaces. The library is so powerful because it is open to all ages, cultures and incomes. Middle school kids shouldn’t need to get on a train to Harlem, midtown or Parkchester to have a good selection of books and media on interesting topics.

1,500,000

Number of low-literacy adults living in New York City