This weekend, the Uni headed to Long Island City, Queens on the East River with several goals in mind:
- provide an emerging neighborhood with a taste of a library branch (one is breaking ground soon);
- strengthen our relationship with Queens Library and make new friends with the Friends of the Hunters Point Library;
- test ourselves in a high-wind environment near the water’s edge; and
- have fun.
Done and done! Thank you to folks in Long Island City who came out. And thanks to Uni Volunteer Librarians Meghan Dowell, Leigh Hurwitz, Kelleen Maluski, and Gabriella Radujko.
Thanks to Camille Barrett, Community Relations Manager of Queens Library, and all of the members of the Friends of the Hunters Point Library, especially Gina Baldwin, for inviting us. It was great to see City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, who dropped in as well. Special thanks to Malcolm Davol, Eleanor Davol, and Uni Installer Nelson DeJesus for coming early and staying late.
Every location teaches something new about making the Uni experience better. Drop us a line if you have an idea for our next one.