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National Library Week Makes Noise at City Hall

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A City Hall celebration for National Library Week was anything but quiet.

Staff members from libraries around the city, set-up tables in City Hall Park and invited passersby to sign up for library cards... and a band of Brooklyn librarians called "Lost in the Stacks" entertained the crowd.

Fifteen-year-old Tashana Brown of Brooklyn got one. She says her new card will help her save money.

BROWN: It's kinda cool to have one. Instead of buying books at Barnes & Noble's I'd rather get some books and borrow them, return them.

REPORTER: Brown says she spent at least $500 on books last year.

Queens’s library spokesman Jimmy Van Bramer says city libraries are free for everyone.

He says young people worried about fines can visit queens-library.org to learn about his "read down your fines" program.

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