LET THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL KNOW -- LIBRARIES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR NYC’S RECOVERY!

The past year has been difficult for our borough, city and nation. Throughout it all the Queens Public Library has been here for you. We pivoted to host virtual programming, ranging from children’s story hour, to ESL classes, to resume development, health and wellness, and social justice workshops. We offered “to-go” services at 39 branches. And over 60,000 New Yorkers were tested for COVID-19 at one of our branches.

As we recover from this unprecedented pandemic, libraries will remain an integral part of our communities, and play an important role in the rebuilding and recovery process. Providing Queens residents with free, high quality and reliable resources and information will be more important than ever as we look to get our city back on track.

Let the Mayor and your Council Member know that your library is essential by completing the form below to send them an email (it only takes a minute!). Your email will remind our city leaders of the indispensable role libraries play in our neighborhoods, and the importance of preserving funding for libraries in the upcoming city budget.

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