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20 THE QUEENS COURIER • OCTOBER 8, 2015 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.queenscourier.com Queens Library to offer six-day library service BY ANGELA MATUA amatua@queenscourier.com @AngelaMatua Bookworms and those looking to take advantage of computers and other materials provided by their libraries will have an extra day to do so starting Nov. 15. The Queens Library announced on Wednesday that expanded library services will begin next month and every library in the borough will be open on at least one day on the weekend —mostly Saturdays. These services are possible because the City Council budget included an extra $12 million in operating expenses. The Central Library in Jamaica and the Flushing Library will continue to remain open seven days a week and will open at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays. The funding will also allow the library to hire approximately 100 new employees and acquire 30 percent more funding to purchase books, e-books, videos and other materials. Literacy programs for young library customers and after school programs will also benefi t from the additional funding, according to the library. “Six-day library service is back in Queens.” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. “If budgets are a refl ection of our values, then truly this budget shows that we, as a city, value the life-changing services of our city’s libraries.” Currently, 23 branches of the 62 total are open on at least one weekend day. The remaining branches will add Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Court Square branch in Long Island City will remain closed on weekends, but a mobile branch at Gantry Plaza in Hunters Point will open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Kew Gardens Hills Branch will open on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. “The expansion of Queens Library hours into the weekend has long North Shore Animal League America Has HUNDREDS of puppies, kittens, dogs and cats to choose from! Mixed-breeds, purebreds, small breeds too! WITH THIS AD SAVE 10% IN OUR PET SUPPLY STORE! Q C 25 Davis Avenue • Port Washington, NY 516.883.7575 • animalleague.org FOLLOW US: OPEN DAILY FOR ADOPTIONS SUN - THURS 10 AM - 9 PM FRI - SAT 10 AM - 10 PM PET SUPPLY STORE 15 Lewyt Street, Port Washington NY (across from our Adoption Center) FULL LINE OF PREMIUM PET FOOD, SUPPLIES & TRAINING CAGES. COMPETITIVE PRICES! Lower than many of the large, discount chain stores. All proceeds benefit our animal welfare programs and help us save more lives. been awaited by families of every neighborhood throughout the borough,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “Thanks to the funding from the City Council, our borough will benefi t greatly as every one of our library branches will add weekend hours. This latest enhancement of service will directly impact millions by dramatically improving access and the reliability of the library, which serves as an anchor for so many of our communities.” Healthy Feet for a Healthy Life FAMILY PODIATRY SERVICES You Deserve Beautiful Feet! 3 FDA Cleared Featured on CBS “ The Doctor’s” 3 Single Treatment Procedure 3 Takes less than 10 minutes per foot PER FOOT Barry J. Rosen, D.P.M., D.A.P.M.S.B. Diplomate, American Podiatric Medical Specialties Board Board Certified in Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine 58-47 Francis Lewis Blvd., Bayside 718-225-2424 • www.rosendpm.com UNION PLANS AND MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED • Sprains • Warts • Bunions • Fungal Nails • Ingrown Nails • Heel Pain • Spurs • Hammertoes • Diabetic Foot Care • Corn/Callouses • Painful Feet • Fractures $295 LASER FUNGAL NAIL TREATMENT With This Advertisement. Exp 10/31/15 Not to be combined with any other offers Cure Your Nail Fungus Today 3 None of the risks of oral medications 3 Outperforms topical creams The Central Library in Jamaica


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