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Protestors Rally In Queens To Keep Libraries Open

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Demonstrators protest outside of Queens library (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Demonstrators protest outside of Queens library (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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QUEENS, NY (WCBS 880) – Dozens of protestors gathered outside the Peninsula Branch library in Queens Saturday, calling for additional funding of public libraries.

Demonstrators were protesting against possible cuts that could close libraries and eliminate jobs and after school programs.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports: Protestors Rally To Save Libraries

Al Jackson said this is a safe haven for kids, calling it a magical place.
“Our libraries, they’re like the soil on the ground, where everything grows,” said Jackson. “You can take a book and go anywhere. You can go back in time.”
Ten-year old Micaia had a sad look in her eyes at the thought of this library being boarded up, a place she comes to all the time.
“The library is good for us and I don’t want it to close down,” said Micaia. “It’s a good place to come to.”

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