2012-02-10 / Milestones

Queens Library Introduces ‘Reach Rockaway’ Program

By Miriam Rosenberg

The Queens Library has announced a new program, Reach Rockaway, in its effort to let the residents of the peninsula know about the valuable services that are available to them. Through informational fairs to be held from now through the end of March, representatives from the library will visit the various housing developments to spread the word about the services that can be found in any one of the four libraries on the peninsula.

While visits to the libraries are also planned, the informational fairs at the housing developments are meant to reach those “people who don’t come out to the library,” Joanne King of the Queens Library said.

”Thanks to some innovative programs, we have enhanced health and wellness referrals, more computer training workshops, more individualized job search assistance, college bound workshops, GED and adult education through the Teen Library, social service and e-government assistance through the Welcome Center at Peninsula and so much more,” said King in an email. All services provided are free of charge.

The first fair was scheduled to take place this past Thursday at Ocean Village. Following is the schedule for the rest of the housing developments: February 13 at 6 p.m. at Arverne’s Social Center, 306 Beach 56 Street; February 16 at 7 p.m. at Beach 41st Housing Community Center, 40-20 Beach Channel Drive; February 29 at 7 p.m. at Ocean Bay (Action Center), 57- 10 Beach Channel Drive; February 29 at 7 p.m. at Hammel Community Center, 85-02 Rockaway Beach Boulevard; March 22 at 7 p.m. at Redfern PAL, 14-60 Beach Channel Drive; and March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Carlton Manor Tenant RM 1P, 71-15 Beach Channel Drive.

The Reach Rockaway initiative is part of the Queens Library Outreach program.

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