Queens library's Steinway branch celebrated Library Day with students from I.S. 122 and P.S. 234 last week. The day was meant to commemorate all the services that libraries continually provide to their communities, as well as show how important it was for the city to carry on with their funding. Queens library branches are currently able to stay open six days a week thanks to a budget resolution last July.
The library staff was able to help kids in attendance to celebrate through the staging of a magic show and story time session led by two local officials. The officials in attendance were Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Bronx, Queens).
Some students also received special certificates in honor of winning an essay contest hosted by their schools. The essay topic focused on listing all the valuable services that libraries provide to their communities. It is hoped that through such celebrations members of the local community, particularly the youngest ones, will come to appreciate how dedicated libraries are towards serving their neighborhoods.