More than a library
May 04, 2016 | 11303 views | 0 0 comments | 362 362 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

I'm delighted that the Kew Gardens Hills library branch at Vleigh Place and 72nd Avenue will re-open this fall after being closed since 2013.

Perhaps Queens Library President Dennis Walcott responded to your readers' complaints about an expansion project at least a year overdue. Kew Gardens Hills residents need this library not only for education, information and technology, but

also as a voting place for this year's presidential election, just as it was for the last presidential election in 2012.

It replaced our polling site at P.S. 164 (used for over 60 years) that the Board of

Elections claimed was inaccessible to disabled voters, even though disabled school students go there daily.

There's any easy fix for that problem: provide absentee ballots to disabled voters so they can vote at home. That's a no-brainer for everyone but the BOE, who prevented 126,000 Brooklyn voters from casting their primary ballots on April 19.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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