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Photo courtesy of Queens Public Library
Photo courtesy of Queens Public Library
After Sandy damaged the Broad Channel branch of the Queens Library, it reopened on Wednesday, March 6.

For the first time since Sandy, the Broad Channel branch of the Queens Public Library reopened — signalling that things are getting back to normal in Queens.

More than 16,000 books were lost as the library took up to two feet of water in the storm, ultimately costing $940,000 in damage.

“Queens Library at Broad Channel is a pivotal resource for all ages, an information hub and a community hub,” said Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante. “We are so grateful to Commissioner David Burney and the NYC Department of Design and Construction for all their hard work in getting the library re-opened in record time. We look forward to seeing every library in Queens re-built to full capacity and serving library customers with books, job skills training, after school enrichment and everything they depend on their libraries to provide.”

To help get libraries get back open, book publisher Scholastic has donated 40,000 to the Queens Public Library.

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