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Celebrating six days of service at library

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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:30 am

Area residents expressed their thankfulness Saturday at a celebration at the Queens Library in Woodside, commemorating the start of six-day service.

The event was just one of many in the borough, and every branch of the Queens Library will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., said Bridget Quinn-Carey, interim president and chief executive officer at the Queens Library.

Quinn-Carey said six-day service was a top request of library-goers, and this is the first time in six years for it. Additional Tuesday hours were made available at the Central Library in Jamaica and in a Flushing location.

“It’s a tremendous victory for Woodside, for the people of Queens, and all of New York City,” said City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who attended Saturday. “Many people can’t get to the library on the weekdays because they work, go to school, take care of their families, so Saturday is the only day when many people can go to the library.”

The library announced the expanded service earlier this month, and it launched Nov. 15.

Bryan Moreno, 15, who played drums with his band at Saturday’s celebration, said the library has served as a “hangout spot” for him for many years.

“If I need a place to do my homework over the weekend, it’s possible now,” he said.

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