ULC Board and staff express heartfelt concern for all members of the ULC community suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Throughout the week, ULC directors have updated one another about the status of their library systems. From Newport News, Virginia, to Boston, Massachusetts, it seems that virtually all libraries on the Eastern seaboard have been impacted by this cataclysmic storm - none more so than Brooklyn, New York and Queens Public Library systems, each of whose far-flung branches are located in areas that are the most hard-hit.
Examiner.com provides a concise snapshot of conditions and closures at each of these three systems as of today, November 2. In sum, Brooklyn has 51 of 60 branch libraries open; NYPL has 62 of 88 branch libraries open; and Queens reports that 50 of its 61 branches are operating.
We will continue to monitor recovery efforts, look for ways we can support our colleagues and share news with the ULC community. If any ULC member has information or a story you would like to share, please send it to Sheila Murphy.
We honor the resilience and unwavering commitment of libraries everywhere to serve and support their communities!
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