Library Assistance for Immigrants

Monday, June 10, 2013

Bridget Quinn Carey, COO of Queens Library, and Farhana Yasmin, Queens New Americans patron, talk about the services the public libraries provide for new immigrants and English language learners.  Plus, Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, manager of the New Dorp branch of the NYPL on Staten Island, shares her story as an immigrant from Mexico who went from attending her library's English language learning programs to managing a branch.

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Adriana Blancarte-Hayward, Bridget Quinn Carey and Farhana Yasmin

Comments [2]

Michael D. D. White from Brooklyn Heights

Relevant also to the last segment. .

Public Libraries are being wastefully sold and the library system shrunk but Mr. De Blasio, the Public Advocate states he has not even informed himself about the library sell-offs but there is much a vigilant Public Advocate could do to protect the public.

See this video:
Bill de Blasio Is Uncommitted To Saving NYC Libraries

Citizens Defending Libraries has a campaign and a petition (with over 11,000 signatures, most of them on line) against these library sell-offs that Mr. De Blasio is not supporting.

Jun. 10 2013 10:54 AM
RJ from prospect hts

A difficulty I have with this program is similar to a problem with No Child Left Behind: giving rewards to libraries that are already doing well and not for ones that need more help. Why not a contest for libraries that community people want and need to use better but can't afford to provide?

Jun. 10 2013 10:51 AM

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