Queens Library Story Hour Goes Outside After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge hit the East Coast of the US on October 29.

By November 1, more than 50 libraries were reopened in Queens alone, offering free internet, phone and computer-charging, assistance with FEMA grant applications and emergency housing info, homework assistance for kids whose school year was disrupted, books of DIY repairs, activities and materials to occupy kids while parents put homes and lives back together, and many other always-valuable services.

Later that week, library staff took the book bus–and story time–to sites where families were choosing donated clothing to provide for their families.

(Found at 22 Words and the Queens Library Facebook Timeline.)

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