So it would seem.
@The Dank Lord, *Pirates of the Novellion starts playing*
Man, that ad space ain't free. You telling me you blew tax payer dollars to put out an ad for something everyone knows about
@whillid, the point of ads isn't just to tell people about something they know about, it's also to remind them and to catch their attention. This is a perfect use of tax payer money in order to catch people's attention.
@Mhael, I wouldn’t say a “perfect” use of tax payer money. There’s very few perfect uses.
@Snarfel Burger, how about perfectly acceptable use.
@TheWhiteWolf, Dude, it's New York. This is probably the least stupid thing they've spend taxpayer money on in a long time.
@whillid, libraries are also funded by taxes. So taxpayers paid for this ad to remind them that they are also paying for a library.
Clearly, you've never seen that episode of Happy Days where Fonzie got a library card
Sadly, this one took me an extra second to get.