Senator Brooks Meets with, Supports Public Libraries

L.I. Libraries’ Expanding Roles Increase their Contribution to Communities.

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Senator John E. Brooks.

Photo by: Office of Senator John E. Brooks

Uniondale, NY - October 5, 2017 - Senator John E. Brooks participated at the Long Island Library Resources Council’s 32nd Annual Legislative Breakfast on September 29 in Uniondale. Legislators, library board trustees and library directors met to discuss legislative issues affecting public libraries on Long Island.
Senator Brooks thanked the attendees for their dedication in expanding the services today’s libraries provide for our communities. Beyond the traditional book-lending long viewed as most libraries’ sole, or main purpose -- today, many other programs are offered. ESL programs; children’s reading improvement and encouragement; author talks; computer classes; study groups; craft-making and cultural day trips are only a few of the activities found at Nassau County Public Libraries.
Senator Brooks said, “Thank you to the librarians and staff of our local libraries for all you do to provide needed resources to our communities. Whether the program is computer assistance for seniors, homework help for students, or resume help for the job-seeker, public libraries provide invaluable services and programs to all ages. The State must provide libraries with the support they need to continue to expand their role within our communities.”