Six-day library service is back with many branches expanding their hours, beginning the week of Nov. 15, 2015. The expanded schedule was made possible when the city budget included additional operating expenses of $43 million citywide, with $12 million allocated to Queens.
The Queens Library is about checking out reading material and so much more. Libraries offer services and programs far beyond those offered many years ago, and anyone unfamiliar with the current breadth of library offerings is doing himself a great disservice. Programs include computer workshops, ready-to-read programs, world-class music and dance performances, author readings and signings, current affairs seminars, English classes for speakers of other languages, wireless internet, adult education and community health programs, in addition to providing the latest books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. The library has computers available for use in the library and Google tablets and mobile hot spots available to borrow and take home.
“I’m very pleased to announce that six-day service will begin Nov. 21,” said Bridget Quinn-Carey, interim president and CEO of the Queens Library. “We’re holding special events and programs on the weekend of Nov. 21 to celebrate our new hours and to thank our great customers for the role they played in making six-day service a reality.”
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Celebrate six-days of service with the Queens Library! Everyone is invited to free gala programs on Saturday, Nov. 21. Learn more.