FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2012
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION MAKING INFORMATION ON OBTAINING LIBRARY CARDS MORE AVAILABLE FOR NEW YORKERS UNDER THE AGE OF TWENTY-FOUR
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
"The next bill before me is Introductory Number 711-A, sponsored by Council Members Van Bramer, Wills, Arroyo, Brewer, Dickens, Eugene, Fidler, Foster, Gentile, James, Koppell, Koslowitz, Lander, Mendez, Rodriguez, Williams, Ferreras, Comrie, Crowley, Nelson, Jackson, Ulrich, Mark-Viverito, Recchia, Dromm, Chin, Barron and Gennaro.
"This bill requires the Administration for Children's Services, the Department of Youth and Community Development, the Department of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration to make available materials for youth under the age of twenty-four on how to obtain a library card from the three library systems and requires the Department of Education to provide the information to pre-kindergarten students.
"The legislation also requires each of these agencies to make this information available on their web sites and includes a provision that participating agencies may include instructions in all new or renewed agreements with contractors and subcontractors that provide services to youth on how to follow the guidelines relating to library card applications and instructions.
"I would like to thank Administration for Children's Services Commissioner Ronald Richter, Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav, Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Seth Diamond and the Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar and all their staff for their work on this bill along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs. I would also like to thank the Council for approving this legislation."
Stu Loeser/Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
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