ERIC Number: ED165729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
People Need Libraries.
Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY.
This annual report of the Queens Borough Public Library for 1976-77 focuses on the cooperative efforts it employed to maximize its services in the face of New York City's fiscal crisis. Though the staff was reduced by nearly 28 percent and hours were decreased by nearly 44 percent, circulation and reference statistics show only a 7 percent cut-back. Comparative statistics for 1976-77 and 1975-76 for receipts and expenditures, materials lent home for use, and reference assistance are presented, as well as new services that the library was able to provide with the help of state and federal grants: Free Bus to the Library, Literacy Volunteers, Higher Education Library Advisory Service (HELAS), New Americans Project, Job Information Service, and Community Information Center Referral Services. Special Features, such as Mail-A-Book Service, Oral History Tapes, Borrow-A-Picture Program, Associated Press Wire Service, Sunday Service at the Central Library, and Library Service to Prisoners, are also described. A directory of the branch libraries and a list of administrative personnel for Central Library are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, NY.