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I’m Ruth Davidson, a longtime fellow supporter and donor of Queens Library. For over 8 years, I have served as a volunteer teacher at the Flushing Adult Learning Center. From the beginning, my goal has been to inspire and help transform the lives of...
You may be familiar with Professor Jelani Cobb, celebrated New Yorker contributor and renowned writer and speaker on such topics as race, politics, history and culture.  What you may not know is that, like you, Jelani is a donor to Queens Library.  ...
(excerpted and edited from What is a Library by Kaite Gilbert) Bonnie Sue Pokorny was just looking for something to read when she first contacted Mail-A-Book in the early 1990s. At that time, Pokorny, now sixty-eight, had recently been diagnosed...
"Before, I was always trying to make sure I had a lot of projects in the house to keep busy, so the four walls weren't climbing on me," she says. "Now I don't have time for my own projects. There's always something going on."
I essentially owe my early interest in having a career in book publishing to the [Queens Library]; every week I would visit either the Pomonok or central Jamaica branches to devour each new issue of Publishers Weekly. My foundation disbursements are...

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