BY KATHERINE NERI
On Aug. 21, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato awarded a $100,000 check to Queens Library President & CEO Dennis M. Walcott in support of the Howard Beach library.
Amato was able to secure the funding during the last legislative session. It is to be used for both exterior and interior improvements at the Queens Library Howard Beach branch.
The Howard Beach Branch — located at 92-06 156th Ave. — is one of Queens Library’s 63 locations. Maintaining the quality of the building is important, especially considering how busy it is. It does not merely serve as a place to rent books, but also offers a number of programs for children, teens, adults, mothers and families as a whole.
Some programs include: Toddler Time, Family Game Night, Friday Movie Afternoon and Harry Potter 20: Trivia.
“Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato’s $100,000 investment in the Howard Beach Library reflects the importance of this branch to her constituents and to the community,” Walcott said. “We are deeply grateful for her support of this library as well as for her continued commitment to all the libraries in her district.”
“In Albany, I am not only a proud supporter of our libraries here in Queens but I also fought tooth and nail to increase funding for the vital resources they provide throughout New York state,” Amato said. “I thank President Walcott for his continued commitment to our libraries and I am extremely proud to have secured funding for our Howard Beach Branch.”