NYPL’s Hunts Point Library received a surprise visit today from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor! Justice Sotomayor was visiting her hometown and decided to pay a visit to her old library stomping grounds in the Bronx. The staff from the Library, along with one of our patrons, were pleased to welcome her back to the branch!
Our librarians in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island are working hard inside the libraries but they’re also going out in their communities and bringing people into the libraries. A story in today’s Daily News tells the uplifting story of Lou Della Elliott at Hunt’s Point Library, the perfect example of a librarian who goes out into her community to spread the word of reading. But she has helpers: after getting a visit from Elliott, pre-K children at La Peninsula’s Head Start program brought their parents - many whom had never been to their local library - to the library. There are over 4,000 Summer Readers at Hunt’s Point. We love it!