Post Tagged with: "libraries"

Angelo Cabrera (Photo via Facebook)

Former Immigrant Helps Hometown with Libraries

Education, Immigration, Mexican, Youth March 30, 2016 at 11:51 am

A former immigrant in New York, Ángelo Cabrera is calling on Mexicans in the U.S. to help him in a project to foster readership among students back home, Diario de México reports.

(Photo by Jens Schott Knudsen, Creative Commons license)

For Literacy Classes, City Sends Some to Libraries

Education July 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Teachers say that the city is turning away some adult students with low literacy levels, Chalkbeat reports.

(Photo by Norman Oder via Brooklyn Bureau)

Budget Cuts Strain Library Branch Popular with Immigrants

East Asian, Education, In the News, Social Services June 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

The McKinley Park branch of the Brooklyn Public Library in caters to a heavily Chinese immigrant population. But, as Brooklyn Bureau reports, years of funding cuts have hindered a library that has the particular task of serving immigrant patrons.

Lhota Claims Giuliani Mantle, Sans Divisiveness

Lhota Claims Giuliani Mantle, Sans Divisiveness

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Video June 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

“I’m inextricably linked with the Giuliani administration,” said Republican candidate for mayor Joe Lhota. The businessman claimed the legacy of the last two mayors while carefully outlining “stylistic” differences.

MC RodStarz a.k.a. Rodrigo Venegas of the Rebel Diaz collective which is behind the Richie Perez Radical Library.  (Photo by Shira Golding, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Bronx Artist Collective to Open a Hip-Hop Library

Bronx, Culture, Education, Latino February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

The Rebel Díaz Arts Collective plans to open the Richie Pérez Radical Library next winter, where people can learn about hip-hop culture, reports El Diario-La Prensa. The group wants to promote reading and collective learning among young people.

(Photo by Ariel Jankelowitz, via The Jewish Daily Forward).

Orthodox Jewish Groups Exploit Government-Funded Library Program

Brooklyn, Religion, Social Services February 6, 2013 at 8:43 pm

The federally-backed library subsidy program E-Rate has committed $1.4 million to ultra-Orthodox religious institutions in Brooklyn that don’t actually qualify as libraries, The Jewish Daily Forward reports.


Sandy Changes Hunter’s Point Library Plans

Culture, Environment, Queens December 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Fear of another devastating hurricane has lead the Queens Library to alter the design of a yet-to-be-built branch near the East River waterfront in Hunter’s Point, The Queens Courier reported.

Voices in Focus: MTV to Cast African New Yorkers for African Interview Show

Economy, Media, Video April 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

MTV Base MEETS, an interview show that runs on African MTV networks, seeks young Africans living in NYC; an ethnic newspaper editor argues against handing out newspapers for free; the library system tackles unemployment; and some more coverage of the Ippies awards.

Kids get library? Company gets what?

Kids get library? Company gets what?

Education, Featured Posts December 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

For-profit companies help schools with dwindling budgets but is it purely goodwill?