Vote for your favorite Queens library

Photo courtesy of the Queens Library

It’s time to show your neighborhood library some love.

As of Friday, nominations from the public are being accepted for the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.

The awards, held by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation, honor library branches in the city’s three library systems including the Queens Library.

After receiving nominations from community members, five libraries will be chosen as winners and announced during the award ceremony in May 2015. Each branch will be awarded $20,000.

“Every day, New Yorkers enter their neighborhood libraries to seek the riches of the information age, available to everyone and all for free,” said Julie Sandorf, president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation. “These awards celebrate the love New Yorkers have for their libraries.”

Nominations, which are being accepted through Dec. 12, can be submitted at www.nyclibraryawards.org, through each library’s website or in person at any neighborhood library.

The winning branches will be selected by a panel of judges, including authors Jonathan Safran Foer and Jacqueline Woodson, and children’s book publisher Julie Strauss-Gabel.

“Neighborhood libraries in New York City are the center of many of our communities,” said Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. “They welcome all New Yorkers and provide vital opportunities to learn, educate, reflect – and better ourselves.”

The inaugural NYC Neighborhood Library Awards brought in more than 4,300 nominations and one of last year’s winners included Corona Library, located on 38-17 104th St., which received $10,000.

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