05/20/2014 09:59 am ET Updated Jul 20, 2014

A Day in the Life of New York City Libraries (VIDEO)

Check out this amazing short film which details the actual working life of libraries in New York City. Far from being hallowed marble halls they are lively, active, dynamic places where people make real change in their lives. See for yourself: Modern libraries are dynamic, diverse, exciting centers of social change.

Watch the movie, keep a hanky close by, then sign a petition in support of libraries in New York City. The libraries are fighting for more money to be open more hours to help more people and they need your help to do it.