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Queens Chronicle

Free lunches offered at 22 library branches

DOE program for those 18 or younger

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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:30 am

The Queens Library will be serving free meals to young people this summer at 22 branches across the borough. Described as “healthy, tasty bagged lunches,” they will be provided by the city Department of Education as part of its Summer Meals program.

The lunches will be available on weekdays only. They will be delivered to each library somewhere around 12:30 or 1 p.m. and will be available until they run out.

Anyone 18 or under may get a meal, with no signup or identification required. They may only be eaten in certain designated areas of the library.

“Since Summer Reading will be in full swing, there will be plenty of free fun for all ages, as well” library spokeswoman Joanne King added in announcing the lunch program.

The meals will be available from June 27 through Aug. 29. In alphabetical order by community branch name, these are the participating libraries:

• 312 Beach 54 St., Arverne;

• 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Astoria;

• 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Baisley Park;

• 218-13 Linden Blvd., Cambria Heights;

• 1637 Central Ave., Far Rockaway;

• 41-17 Main St., Flushing;

• 202-05 Hillside Ave., Hollis;

• 89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica;

• 134-26 225 St., Laurelton;

• 98-30 57 Ave., Lefrak City;

• 37-44 21 St., Long Island City;

• 40-20 Broadway, Long Island City;

• 92-24 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park;

• 158-21 Jewel Ave., Pomonok (Flushing);

• 103-34 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill;

• 69-09 137 Ave., Rochdale Village;

• 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Park;

• 204-01 Hollis Ave., South Hollis;

• 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., South Jamaica;

• 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside;

• 85-41 Forest Pkwy., Woodhaven; and

• 54-22 Skillman Ave., Woodside.

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