Statement by Queens Public Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott on the Passing of Mayor David N. Dinkins
“Mayor Dinkins gave New Yorkers the gifts of learning, literacy, and opportunity by increasing the City’s investment in public libraries, even in the face of extremely tough budget choices. He led the City with compassion and empathy for every individual, always treating them with courtesy, dignity, and respect. I had the honor of knowing this great man for over 35 years. He was a mentor and a friend, and I will miss him dearly."
Pictured: Google’s Head of External Affairs for New York William Floyd, Queens Public Library Trustee the Honorable Augustus C. Agate, Mayor David Dinkins, and QPL President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott at QPL's Google CS First kickoff event in June 2016.