Court Square library adds children’s area and community space
Photo courtesy of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

Families in Long Island City have a new space to educate and entertain their children as the Queens Library at Court Square officially opened its extension on Friday. The 1,700-square-foot space, which has two rooms, will serve as a children’s area and program and community space. Bridget Quinn-Carey, interim president and CEO of the Queens Library, along […]

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Queens Memory Project asks residents to share memorabilia
Photos courtesy of the Queens Memory Project

The Queens Library and Queens College want you to share your photographs, newspaper clippings and stories as they continue to archive and record the history of the “World’s Borough” as part of the Queens Memory Project. Started in 2010 through a grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council, a team began to interview current residents […]

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Ridgewood library brought thousands of visitors to June events
Photo courtesy Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan's office

Ridgewood’s local library is the place to be this summer. The Ridgewood library attracted over 5,400 visitors with its regular and special programs last month. In addition, the Ridgewood branch is fourth in the library system in the number of programs offered and the number of people who visit the library, according to Joanne King, the director […]

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Four top Queens Library execs out in the wake of director’s firing
Photo courtesy of Queens Library

Just a month after the former director of the Queens Library was fired from his post, four of his top deputies have now followed him out the door amid a reshuffling of the library’s executive staff. Tom Galante was bumped from his $392,000-a-year post last month by the library’s board. Galante, through his lawyer, has said he […]

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Free lunches for kids to be distributed at Queens libraries this summer
THE COURIER/ Photo by Liam La Guerre

BY PAULINA TAM Twenty-two Queens Library locations, in partnership with the city’s Department of Education (DOE), will be distributing free summer meals to children and teens 18 years and under starting June 27 to August 29. Bagged lunches will be served every Monday through Friday between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. and each will generally include […]

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