Last year the Greenburgh Public Library purchased 9,000 items, but, due to New York State’s new 2 percent tax cap, this year they’ll be buying nothing.
According to CBS, the town was not willing to override the cap, so the library is losing 18 percent of its appropriation, a total of $570,000.
This means no new books, including bestsellers and new editions of classics, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs and the end of the service tutor.com.
The tax cap was intended to help homeowners, to reign in skyrocketing property taxes.
There is an emergency meeting at Greenburgh town hall Monday Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. to discuss raising funds for the library.