How We Use the Library

Advocating for public libraries is an important part of what we do at You continue to be hit with budget cuts, and have to reduce hours and services.  In these difficult times, libraries have to spend their valuable resources demonstrating the value they bring to their communities.  We want to help you get the word out.  We will be recapping the ways that employees and tutors benefit from our public libraries.

Here’s how we have been using our public libraries:

Erica Manney, Customer Contact Manager
Renewed my library books online at the Queens Library website—I hadn’t finished the book yet for the office book club.  Not only did I save myself about $2 in fines, I was able to participate in the discussion of The Thirteenth Tale.  While I was renewing, I also reserved The City and the City—our next selection.

Joan Rooney, Vice President of Provider Management
Just returned two books to the Hyde Park Public Library, part of the Boston Public Library system. One was entitled Genocide and the other, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch.

My son needed these books at the last minute for a paper on the Rwandan Genocide.  We never would have found them at a book store. The library was a life saver and Philip Gourevitch’s words will stay with me forever.

Julie Weintraub, Director, Client Services
Facing a $17.5 million budget cut, Brooklyn Public Library seeks support to keep the doors open. Donated $$ through their online donation form. I am “Proud to be Shelf-ish.”

Our babysitter took our two-year old son to story time at our local branch this morning.

Karisha K., Tutor
Attended a wonderful program by a biographer and local university professor based on a book he is publishing on Mark Twain’s last years.  The library brings local and national authors to our community! Priceless.

One Response to How We Use the Library

  1. Chris Leung, July 9, 2009 at 9:58 PM #

    I donate old books to my local Brooklyn Public Library branch. It helps me keep my bookshelves under control and gives me another reason to buy new books. I also access e-books from the BPL website.

    When teaching, I tell my students about the service provided through the Brooklyn Public Library. It is especially important to remind the kids before regents exam time.

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