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Queens electeds celebrate funding for libraries after budget cut reversal


Oct. 31, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan Elected officials joined Queens Public Library President Dennis Walcott at the Glen Oaks branch on Monday, Oct. 30, to discuss funding for libraries and their intergenerational enrichment programs.  City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Council Member Linda Lee, who represents the area, read a storybook and participated in an interactive music and movement class for over a dozen toddlers in attendance.  Earlier this year, the city’s libraries were set to experience budget cuts as part of the Mayor’s push for every city agency to reduce their budget by four percent. The Queens Public Library…
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Queens Public Library set to open new teen center in Long Island City and reopen three renovated centers


Sep. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens Public Library will open its newly renovated teen centers at the Cambria Heights, Central and Flushing libraries this week and open a brand new teen center at its Long Island City branch — modeled after the QPL’s Far Rockaway Teen Library — which was refurbished in 2022, with funding from Google. The four state-of-the-art, tech-focused spaces dedicated exclusively for teens and supporting their unique needs were funded through a $20 million investment by Mayor Eric Adams and private foundations for teen center upgrades at public libraries across the city. The funding was allocated…
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