2008-12-12 / Community

Queens Libraries Receive High Ratings

Queens residents use their local libraries more than those of any other borough, according to a recent survey.

The NYC Feedback Citywide Customer Survey, released by Mayor Bloomberg at the Forest Hills Community Library, measured city dwellers' satisfaction with 24 cityfunded services. Queens' public libraries received an overall approval rating of 93 percent, the third-highest city service rating.

"This survey affirms what we've always known," Queens Library director Thomas Galante said in a press release. "People in Queens use their library and deeply appreciate the ways in which we enrich lives in every community across the borough."

Galante said he would also like to remind Queens residents of the public libraries' free services. They offer computer and wireless Internet use along with homework help and job searches. There are also book discussions, exercise and needlework groups. Besides solely providing books to take out, there are also periodicals, movies and CDs.

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