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 to learn about his "read down your fines" program.

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