But not all news is bad news for Queens Library this week. The Long Island City branch's Literacy Zone project has received a windfall grant from the New York State Department of Education. A new Welcome Center will include comprehensive literacy services and support a full-time case manager to "provide pathways out of poverty for individuals and families."
What other wonders and terrors have been visited upon us in the last month?
- More termites were discovered at Brooklyn Public Library's Fort Hamilton branch, delaying its reopening until Fall 2010.
- The NY Times' Paper Cuts blog profiled the Ottendorfer Library in recognition of its 125th birthday.
- Professional development requirements for New York State Public Librarian Certification are now more rigorous.
- Long Island University is looking for a new Dean of University Libraries.
- And the biggee: the New York State Legislature cut Library Aid by $4.2 million. Major ouch.