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Mayor, Borough President Oust Eight Queens Library Trustees

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nearly half of the library's board has been removed, and director Thomas Galante remains under investigation for alleged misuse of funds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Makes Your Library Special? Nominate it Now!

Monday, May 20, 2013

The "NYC Neighborhood Library Awards" nomination process gets underway with Charles H. Revson foundation president Julie Sandorf and chairman Reynold Levy. Today through July 1, New Yorkers can share why their NYC branch library should win awards as The Brian Lehrer Show explores the issues facing public libraries today with a range of guests.

 

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Schoolbook

Public Library Access Expands to 400 Schools

Friday, September 28, 2012

More students will have access to all the books in the city's public library systems this year, with plans to expand the program citywide by 2015.

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Schoolbook

What Do Students Know About the Civil Rights Movement?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A new study finds that American students' knowledge of the civil rights movement is worsening. Also in the news, an SAT cheating scandal at a Long Island high school and honors for Staten Island Technical High School.

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Features

City Libraries Want Young Readers to Turn Over a New Leaf

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The "New Chapter" initiative lifts overdue fines for patrons under 18 at New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library branches through October 31.

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Schoolbook

New York's SAT Scores Are a Mixed Bag

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The results are mixed for New York's students on the SAT this year, while an audit gives the Department of Education bad grades for the way it collects data that helps it make decisions about school and classroom needs.

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Features

Got Overdue Fines at City Library Branches? Forget About It.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Forgot to return a library book or DVD? Got library fines that you are reluctant to pay? The solution is here. Programs at libraries in Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island are helping borrowers to wipe the slate clean of their overdue library fines — if they just read.

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