Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
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.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
After Queens Library audit findings, Crowley wants new legislation passed
After Queens Library audit findings, Crowley wants new legislation passed
Star of Queens: Orion Bustamante, volunteer, Youth Empowerment through the Arts, Hour Teen
Star of Queens: Orion Bustamante, volunteer, Youth Empowerment through the Arts, Hour Teen
Popular Stories
Photo by NYPD and Google Maps
Flushing’s Bowne Playground was the scene of two recent pedophile attacks
Photos by Google Maps and NYPD
Three teenage burglars force their way into a Fresh Meadows apartment at gunpoint
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
College Point, Flushing and Whitestone will be sprayed from trucks this week to reduce the Zika threat
Skip to toolbar