Queens Library Initiates Community Outreach Program
Gone are the days when the library was the library we knew growing up. New technology and changes to local neighborhoods have now made the library “a huge hub of information; an information network.” That is what a representative for the Queens Library told area residents last month.
Because of these changes, the library system is instituting a new community outreach program to let neighborhoods know what is offered at its branches. Tedd Myers, a community outreach coordinator, addressed Community Board 14 and area residents at last month’s board meeting about the library’s community outreach in the Rockaways.
“We offer all kinds of services free,” said Myers. “No charge to adults, children and immigrants. New people, people who don’t speak English. People who are in need of resources.”
Those resources include a guide to health services, adult learning programs and book services to handicapped people who are homebound.
“I’m here today to reach out to people in the community, community leaders to help me reach out to members of your organizations, people that attend your meetings,” said Myers. He added, “I will come [to your meetings]. I will bring the resources and I will show your people and your neighbors what we have to offer.”
Myers can be reached at the Peninsula Adult Learning Center at the Peninsula Library at either 718-945-7058 or on his cell phone at 516-236-4153. Myers’ email is TMyers@-queenslibrary.org.