Legislators Look To Restructure Library

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Two bills have been introduced into the State Legislature to deal with the recent problems concerning the Queens Library. State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) are sponsoring a bill in their respective chambers that would restructure aspects of the Queens Library, to make sure it cannot […]

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

Queens Library, Comptroller Continue To Clash

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On the evening of May 8, the Queens Library board of trustees voted to reject a resolution that would require the nonprofit to fully comply with an audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, further fueling tensions between the two. According to reports, members of the 19-person board failed to pass […]

City Freezes Queens Library Money

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer On Monday, City officials from the Dept. of Design and Construction told the City Council that it has frozen payments that allowed Queens Library to use portions of its $20 million capital budget on its own projects with little City oversight. According to reports, City officials will not release any […]

Queens Library Fires Back At PR Reports

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last week, the media alleged that Queens Library’s Board of Trustees voted to spend $30,000 in taxpayer dollars to boost its public image in the weeks following the scandal revolving around CEO Thomas Galante and his six-figure salary. And now, Queens Library is firing back. According to Joanne King, a […]

Union Upset With Queens Library Raises

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Queens Library has given some of its nonunion workers raises and promotions, further fueling tensions between the Administration and Local 1321. In August, the Queens Tribune reported that the Queens Library Administration was replacing its union workers with lower-paid private contractors to clean the Central Branch in Jamaica. Similar practices […]