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The Everyone Campaign is Here

It was a rainy day on Wednesday, April 26, when we kicked off Queens Library is for Everyone – a campaign dedicated to inclusivity and access. But that didn’t stop yellow-clad staff throughout Queens from welcoming old and new customers, snapping #qleveryone selfies, and spreading the word about Library services. The mobile library, parked at 104th and Roosevelt, was the main launch site, before the group moved to the Corona community library just a couple of blocks away.  Staff, Queens residents and even local toddlers got in on the fun by wearing buttons and celebrating the Library’s values of Equity, Freedom, Open Access to All, and Lifelong Learning.

At the mobile library, passersby were able to sign up on the spot for Queens Library membership, showing off their cards while posing for photos. The President & CEO of Queens Library, Dennis Walcott, was also nearby to speak with interested customers. Equipped with a bullhorn, he took the Library’s message to the streets: “Whether it’s for books, services or general information, you are always welcome at Queens Library.”

After the mobile library, President Walcott lead staff to the Corona community library at 38-23 104 Street, which was about to host Toddler Time. As Toddler Time’s special guest, he read a story about tolerance to some of Queens Library’s youngest members.

But it didn’t end there. As the day and week went on, Queens Library kept spotting Everyone group selfies and photos across social media from staff and customers alike, and we still want to see more! Make sure to squeeze in as many people as you can into your selfie, use the #QLeveryone hashtag, and tag three of your friends to challenge them to do the same – so we can spread the word that Queens Library is for Everyone.