Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Queens Library to offer universal pre-K at Woodhaven and Ravenswood branches - NY Daily News

Queens Library to offer universal pre-K at Woodhaven and Ravenswood branches - NY Daily News:



If you live in Queens, universal prekindergarten classes could be coming to a library near you.






Two Queens Library branches in Woodhaven and Astoria will soon start
offering free pre-K programs, which officials believe will be the first
of its kind in the country.



"The library has a history of providing lifelong learning," said Nick
Buron, vice president of Public Library Service, who advocated for the
new program. "We wanted to latch onto this challenge."




It is one of the last libraries built with money from steel magnate and
philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.The recently renovated Woodhaven branch
will kick off the program when it launches in September. One class of 18
children will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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