Queens Perspectives Presents Dennis Walcott at the Queens Public Library
Sex and the City actor Sarah Jessica Parker is asking fellow New Yorkers to post sticky notes about why they love their libraries. QPTV coincidentally just completed a show about the libraries in Queens NY. Here’s a “Sticky Note” in support for the Queens Public Library.
Dennis M. Walcott makes it his personal ritual to greet visitors as they enter the library in the morning. Dennis has a highly regarded personal approach as he oversees one of the nation’s largest public library systems, with 65 locations in the most diverse place on earth. The organization serves approximately 2.3 million people and circulates among the highest numbers of books and other library materials in the country. The former chancellor of the New York City public school system and a deputy mayor under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dennis joined the Library in 2016 after serving as the New York State - appointed monitor of the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County.
The motto for the Queens Public Library “We speak your language.” The organization is able to meet the communities’ needs with state of the art facilities that provide books, entertainment, programs, and services that make NYC a stronger place to live, learn, and play.
Did you know that in addition to books and eBooks, the library offers a variety of music, movies, games, and digital media to meet informational, educational, cultural, and recreational interests of Queens’ residents. They also have programs with a wide range of interests from: Gentle Yoga, Shape Up NYC; Perfect Form Bodyweight Bootcamp to Pathway to U.S. Citizenship. If you need employment they provide services that help you open the door to opportunities with their Job and Business Academy. They are known for their Adult Literacy, Children / Teen Programs, Computers and Wi-Fi, and Health Information services. Lastly, if you have a library card, you can get free admission to dozens of cultural institutions, museums and attractions. Save money and discover more about your city with “Culture Pass.” The aforementioned services and programs are just a few examples of services that you could participate in when you visit the Queens Public Library.