Article originally appeared in the New York Daily News on July 8, 2014. Written by Lisa L. Colangelo.
“Two Queens Library branches in Woodhaven and Astoria will soon start offering free pre-K programs, which officials believe will be the first of its kind in the country.
“The library has a history of providing lifelong learning,” said Nick Buron, vice president of Public Library Service, who advocated for the new program. “We wanted to latch onto this challenge.”
It is one of the last libraries built with money from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.The recently renovated Woodhaven branch will kick off the program when it launches in September. One class of 18 children will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.”