Families, and staff, at Williamsbridge Family Residence were recently treated to a visit from the Allerton Branch of the New York Public Library. Staff from the local branch set up an information table and signed children and adults up for library cards, along with sharing all the things that you can now access through the library. One girl was ecstatic to hear about access to museums, and who knew you could learn to knit at the library?

“The New York Public Library’s mission statement is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities,” said Matt Balik, Adult Librarian at Allerton Library. “There are so many things you can do when you sign up for your free library card! Not only can you peruse our diverse collection of materials (books, DVDs, and magazines to name a few), but you can get tickets to many of NYC’s various museums and cultural institutions, participate in ESOL classes, work with a career coach, receive at home rapid COVID testing kits, plus many more services and resources all for free with your library card!”

Williamsbridge staff also set up an outreach table in the lobby and greeted families as kids came home from school with snacks and free age-appropriate books. It was the perfect opportunity for families to get to know Recreation Supervisor Yasmeen Joyner, who is starting up the Afterschool & Recreation program soon.

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