"I am very appreciative with the librarians, their services are wonderful to me."
By helping deaf people like me by calling someone for my next appointment time and day. I am very appreciative with the librarians, their services are wonderful to me. I couldn’t hear on the phone and struggle with IP Relays and on 711.com for deaf services. The librarians helped me to call my workers.
Staten Island has become home to a multiplicity of ethnic cultures. Library announcements and other fliers are available in several languages. There are summer reading programs, book discussions groups in both English and Spanish, knitting, English as a Second Language, a mah jongg group, as well as a program for tots. The library truly embodies community spirit with something for everyone.
The Cortelyou Library is at the very heart of this neighborhood; it stitches together all the various ethic and socio-economic strands of the neighborhood in a way that no other institution could. It’s part of the glue that holds us together.
"It’s part of the glue that holds us together."
I’m prideful that a library is in my community and the people are coming in and using it. It is our neighborhood community center. It keeps us socially connected. The neighborhood is a bit rough so coming to this library is my opportunity to escape some of the day to day drama. It brings people together from all walks of life in one space to enjoy programs, to learn, and to just escape from daily challenges of poverty, drugs, gun violence, and gangs.
When I was and still is homeless they let me and my daughter sit down and relax until the library closes.
Americans who say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community