Per the New York Library Association (NYLA):
“Although the Legislature already passed and the Governor signed budget legislation that appropriated $84.5 million in Library Aid, the funds cannot be spent without the accompanying Article VII legislation, which spells out how and when the funding is distributed.”
As it turns out, the Governor vetoed the section of the Education, Labor, and Family Assistance (ELFA) act which “authorizes state expenditures for various programs in the Education part of the 2010-11 State Budget, including Library Aid.”
NYLA has composed a very comprehensive message that you can have faxed or emailed to your upper and lower chamber representatives. They’ll send the message automatically for you–all you really need to do is fill in your contact information.
It only takes a second, so go to their website, and sign!