It might come as no surprise that the most used library system in the country is also beloved by its patrons. Then again, it is surprising because it's THE MOST USED LIBRARY SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY.
Have you been to the library recently? It's packed with people reading books in English, Chinese and Arabic, surfing the Web, taking literacy classes and it's all free. Serving the most diverse county in the country is not the easiest job but according to a citywide survey, the Queens Library is No. 3 on a list of the best city-funded services in the borough. 93% of the responses by borough rate Queens Library as "excellent", "good", or "fair." The fire department and emergency medical services were No. 1 and 2.
"By any measure, Queens Library provides vital education and life skills resources to the community," Queens Library Director Thomas W. Galante said. "In a tight economy, the benefit is magnified. Whether we are helping people upgrade their computer skills, helping them find jobs, tutor the children after school or providing wireless internet, it's always free."
Queens Library invites everyone to sign up for a free library card by coming to any of its 62 locations or online at www.queenslibrary.org.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Posted by Brad Groznik at 10:54 AM