Earlier this month, the library marked its 20th anniversary since its renovation with extended hours and a day full of activities.
“It’s the anchor of the Flushing community,” said Dennis Walcott, President and CEO of Queens Library.
The celebration featured a magic show, a photo booth, musical performances, children’s arts and crafts, jewelry making for adults, a children’s tech demo, a virtual reality program for teens and even family pajama story time.
During the commemoration ceremony, Dr. Junming Le and his wife, Iris Le, presented a $135,000 check to the library.
Le explained he thought it was a wonderful library and deserved to be supported.
“It really is an honor to be able to do something for the library,” he said.
“This library has been the heart of our community in so many ways,” added Congresswoman Grace Meng.
Meng, who studied at the library for her law school admissions test, said the library provides residents of all ages with an environment to learn and better themselves.
“It’s really helped advance so many opportunities for people in our community,” she said. “A way to open doors for people regardless of their economic or social background.”