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Senator kicks off library evening hours

Addabbo sets up mobile office in district

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Thu Sep 19, 2013.

State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Middle Village) will be hosting evening office hours at Queens Library locations in Forest Hills, Maspeth and Glendale this month.

Addabbo said he hopes having extended hours will allow him to meet with more of his constituents without scheduling appointments and to hear about the issues concerning them.

“Many of my constituents might be unable to visit my district offices during the day, Monday through Friday,” Addabbo said in a statement. “The time I am spending at mobile office hours during some evenings around my district gives them an opportunity to see me in their own neighborhoods without making an appointment, so I may personally address their concerns.

“I will also be speaking about how important library funding is from the city and the state in restoring programs and services to local libraries, like the weekday extended evening hours.”

The extended hours take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at: the North Forest Park branch at 98-27 Metropolitan Ave. in Forest Hills on Sept. 12; Sept. 19, at the Maspeth branch located at 69-70 Grand Ave.; and Sept. 26 in Glendale at 78-60 73 Place.

“My constituents should also know that I’ve worked to restore NYS capital funding for vital building projects like Woodhaven Library’s recently completed interior renovations to its Carnegie building (Phase 1), and the fast-approaching renovations at the Glendale and Ozone Park libraries,” Addabbo continued.

In addition, the senator will also hold mobile office hours in October for those who are unable to attend any of his September office hours.

For more information or to schedule an appointment during usual office hours, call one of the senator’s district offices in Howard Beach at (718) 738-1111; in Middle Village at (718) 497-1630; or in Far Rockaway at (718) 318-0702.

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