Queens Library has been named the 2009 Library of the Year by Library Journal, the publication’s editors announced last week at City Hall.
According to John Berry III, Library Journal’s editor-in-chief, Queens Library received the annual award for the “ability of the managers and staff to provide an incredibly diverse set of services and continue the constant modernization of the 62 libraries.”
“Their sustained commitment to library service that truly improves the lives of everyone in the borough is what makes the Queens Library so strong,” Berry said.
The borough’s library system also graces the cover of Library Journal’s cover of the June 15 issue.
Queens Library Chief Executive Officer Thomas Galante said he was pleased with the award.
“For homework help, for assistance in finding a job, to prepare to take a professional licensing exam or the citizenship test, to learn English or to find a health care provider that will give a free mammogram and who also speaks Russian, that’s why the community relies on Queens Library,” Galante said. “I hope that we will be able to continue to provide innovate, award-winning library services and that the doors to Queens Library will remain open for service a minimum of six days a week.”
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