Clare, a parent in the Bronx:

Clare, a parent in the Bronx:

“My children go to the library everyday after school to do their homework with classmates, Whenever it rains a lot, the library gets flooded, especially in the children’s section. When this happens, arriving families are turned away and this always makes them frustrated and sad. It would be so nice to have funds to make the necessary upgrades for flood prevention.”

This story was originally a nomination for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. It has been generously provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation.