Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We live in Queens, and we read!

The city must think that we don't read books over here:

Boro comes up short on library funds

The Queens Library last year received $5.09 for each library patron visit, about two-thirds of the amount received by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library, which serves Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, says the report, "Library Funding: Subsidies Rebound, Disparities Remain."

Per-user visit funding for the Brooklyn Public Library was $7.42, and for the NYPL it was $7.95.

4 comments:

Alan said...

Not all Queens libraries are created equal! Didn't I read that the libraries in the borough would be open on Saturdays? I walked past my branch a couple of weeks ago. The Mitchell-Linden branch on Union Street in Flushing remains shuttered. I guess I should contact my city councilman's office. Darn! Johhny Loo is too concerned about the population south of Northern Boulevard to care about us. Why do I get the feeling that many citizens of Flushing are getting short-changed?

Taxpayer said...

Which of the illiterates on the City Council allowed this to happen?

Let's name names!

Alan said...

To prove a point:

Mitchell-Linden
29-42 Union Street
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 539-2330
Hours

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10-8 1-6 10-6 1-8 10-6 closed closed
Flushing
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355
(718) 661-1200
This library is Mobility Accessible

Hours
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10-8 1-8 10-8 10-6 10-6 10-5 closed
Flushing Library is open Saturdays 10-5. It will be open seven days a week beginning in September.

Anonymous said...

Hey, how about all those real estate types on the library board (they infest every cultural institution out here)

Why don't some of them take a page from Andrew Carnegie and donate money back to the community?

They suck enough blood out of it.