Starting on Monday, March 16, all branches of the Queens Public Library are closed to the public to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of staff and the public.
Previously, all New York City libraries suspended public programming to achieve the same goal.
Here’s what the libraries had to say about the suspension of programming on March 12:
The decision to cancel library programs was not taken lightly, as programs such as story times, training classes, and English language classes are lifelines for so many. But considering the current situation, and the need to limit large crowds, this was the most responsible path forward to support the health and well-being of our communities.
Closing all branches is the right decision to limit the pandemic as much as possible.
We look forward to seeing all library branches open when this is over.