Brynne, a student in Staten Island:

Brynne, a student in Staten Island:

“Mrs. Amy and her staff at Tottenville Library are very friendly. They try their best to work with what they have but also have big plans. They decorate the library in many themes throughout the year. When you see all the little kids amazed at how it is decorated you can’t help but smile. They are able to turn paper towel rolls into a giant elephant and turn the library into a jungle.”

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

Raisy, a student in the Bronx:

Raisy, a student in the Bronx:

“Since I love to read, I check out books about almost every topic, but I mostly like YA-fiction books. If the library wasn’t there for me, I wouldn’t be able to satisfy my hunger for books.”

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

Johanna, a student in Ozone Park, Queens:

Johanna, a student in Ozone Park, Queens:

“I visit this library because of the free tutoring. It really helped me with my grades in math. I also come for the Boost program because of its activities. The internet access is wonderful because sometimes my computer at home crashes and is unuseful.”

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