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Reading in the Park

Posted on 5/31/2014 by Big Apple Writer  

Book lovers will be in their glee at the LIC waterfront parks this summer as Gantry Plaza State Park is hosting a range of new library services. Starting May 31, a solar-powered mobile library will be parked at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, offering books, digital downloads and other materials for loan to patrons of all ages.

Simultaneously, the Friends of Hunters Point Library will also be running a pop-up library at the park on Saturdays, which will offer reading activities, starting with a children’s story hour starting at 11 a.m. and closing at 2 p.m. On May 31st, there will be a special kick-off to the series featuring the Volunteer Library Brigade hosting reading hour and activities, book giveaways and more.

Immediately adjacent to the park, the Food Cellar supermarket will set up a mini-library modeled on a “take a book, leave a book” system. The space will also offer WiFi and a free downloadable digital library.
The mobile library and the Food Cellar mini-library will be offered year-round, while the pop-up library will run through August. There will be no service on July 5.
So grab a book and enjoy the peace at Hunters Point South and Gantry Parks while delighting in poetic musings poetry or devouring the latest Philip Roth novel.

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