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Greenpoint Library Featured in New York Daily News

August 13, 2021

In August, Greenpoint Library & Environmental Education Center was highlighted by Shannon Mattern in a New York Daily News piece titled, “Long Live Public Libraries.” Throughout the article, she discusses the importance and relevance of libraries in offering community support and promoting intellectual growth, which was amplified during the pandemic. She also notes that the physical space of a public library can aid in realizing the larger context of public responsibility by providing access to information. As the Greenpoint Library’s physical location closely ties its function, Shannon emphasizes the library’s programming, noting:
“This library, like many others, works with its community to confront difficult histories, to acknowledge injustices, to celebrate resilience, and to imagine processes of remediation. The work that takes place here can repair the physical and social worlds around it.”

Read the full article here.