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Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/17/2013 at 4:12PM

More room is coming to the Laurelton and Rosedale library branches and officials’ visions for the project is growing. Councilmember Donovan Richards allocated $3 million for the two Queens Library reading spots to begin expansion and upgrade projects. The Laurelton branch, currently 8,000 square feet, will double to 16,000 with the addition of a second [...]

Despite 5 years of cuts, Queens Library retained all service hours and jobs
News Billy Rennison 7/11/2012 at 10:08AM

Despite five consecutive years of budget cuts that eliminated more than $16 million in operating expenses, the Queens Library will begin a new chapter — with all jobs and service hours retained. “Given the staggering cuts we were facing, to not have one library close, not one library reduce its hours, to keep libraries where [...]

Grant will go to Queens libraries
News Sean P. Quigley 1/03/2012 at 9:30AM

Times are tough and the Queens Library has been facing deep cuts, but a New Year has brought with it a gift to help offset budgetary constraints. Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian announced that the organization will be giving $5 million to the public library systems of New York. The Queens Library, [...]

Queens Library welcomes first lady of the Republic of China
Education & Kids Michael Pantelidis 10/17/2011 at 11:35AM

Patrons of the Forest Hills Library received a once-in-a-lifetime lesson on Chinese culture on October 13. The first lady of the Republic of China, Madame Ma Chow Mei-Ching, visited the library, located at 108-19 71st Avenue, to present a donation of 10 children’s picture books. The books, which are written in Chinese, were contributed with [...]