BROWNSVILLE LIBRARY HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING Community Unites to Support Brownsville's Library Users

April 14, 2006

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) will host a Town Hall Meeting at the Brownsville Library, located on 61 Glenmore Avenue near Watkins Street, on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 PM. This meeting is to address the brief closure of Brownsville Library. All members of the community are invited to join elected officials, community leaders, and Brooklyn Public Library's Trustees and staff to participate in this discussion.

"By sponsoring this Town Hall Meeting, Brooklyn Public Library affirms our expectation that all libraries will be safe and comfortable for library users and staff." said Ginnie Cooper, Executive Director of BPL. "We are pleased to join with community leaders to assure that this is the case."

In addition to addressing the residents' concern about safety at the library, this Town Hall Meeting will provide the public with information on library service to the Brownsville community.

The Town Hall Meeting at Brownsville Library is made possible with the support of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Congressman Ed Towns, State Senator John Sampson, Assemblymember William Boyland, Jr., Councilmember Darlene Mealy and Community Board No. 16.

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