The Library Of Borough Public Library Essay examples

871 Words Sep 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Queens Borough Public Library (also known as Queens Library) is one of the three library systems operating in New York City. The library has 62 locations all across Queens. Volunteering at the library for the past two summers has allowed me to further understand how Queens Library operates. I have always been curious about how the library system is able to be interconnected with all 62 branches. As a kid, I always wondered how they were able to keep track of everything. I could return and borrow books from any branch.
In 1858, the first library in Queens was opened in Flushing on a subscription basis. In the 1890’s, various local communities started their own local libraries. In 1907, the Steinway, Hollis, Queens Village, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Long Island City and Astoria library become the Queens Library. Flushing later joined the Queens Library. Operating funds were provided by the City of New York, the state, federal grants and private donors. Funds from Andrew Carnegie helped in the construction of seven new libraries in heavily populated areas. Astoria, Poppenhusen, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven created with these funds are still in use today (“History”, 2015).A traveling office was created to extend library services into areas that were under-served. It provided books that were made to available to the public. By 1914, stations were created in schools and in 1915, prison service was also offered. (“History”,2015). By 1946, there were 45 branches including the…

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