Leading the library
Mar 23, 2016 | 9732 views | 0 0 comments | 399 399 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

It is an honor to lead Queens Library in the important work of empowering and serving the people of this borough.

I have lived in Queens most of my life and got my first library card from the St. Albans branch when I was in elementary school. My wife, Denise, was an active Friend of Cambria Heights Library. I know first-hand what Queens Library means to the life of our community and our city.

In the time since my appointment, I have visited nearly half of our branches and met hundreds of outstanding staff and enthusiastic customers. Residents of all ages, from every walk of life and every corner of the world, count on our services every day.

Queens Library provides - free to everyone, with just a library card - incredible opportunities for lifelong learning, intellectual growth and civic and cultural engagement.

It is clear that we epitomize some of the best that libraries have to offer. Yet we have a lot of work to do to ensure everyone in every neighborhood in Queens benefits from world-class library services that meet the diverse needs of the community now and in the years to come.

Your input is welcome and vital. I will continue to visit all of our locations and to reach out to you for your ideas and perspectives.

I look forward to working with everyone in the community, Queens Library's hardworking and dedicated staff, the Board of Trustees, and elected officials to advance one of the greatest and most dynamic institutions of our city.


Dennis Walcott

President & CEO

Queens LIbrary
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