Most of my peops are aware of how dire the funding situation is in NY's three library systems. I personally know people who received walking papers from Brooklyn and Queens, and as soon as the notices go out at NYPL, I'll know people from there, too. But did you know that the governor of NJ is proposing a 74% budget cut to all public libraries in the state?!? There are lots of others around the country and presumably the world, but right now, approaching Father's Day, I'm interested in New Jersey. I'm donating money to NJLA's advocacy efforts to fight the budget cuts instead of giving my father a tie.