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To Our Customers,

As you may know, the City announced today a revised budget for the current fiscal year that unfortunately includes a 5 percent cut to public libraries, as well as reductions to the budgets of all City agencies and departments.

Due to this significant loss of funding, the Library has made the extremely difficult decision to close our Central and Flushing libraries on Sundays, decrease spending on our digital and print materials, and delay needed maintenance and repairs in our buildings.

The final day of Sunday service at Central Library and Flushing Library will be November 26. Please note that the 24-hour automatic return machines will remain in operation at both locations.

We know how much you rely on us and how disappointing this news is, and we remain as committed as ever to providing the best service possible despite the challenges we face.

Thank you for your support.

Queens Public Library

To learn more about the impact of budget cuts on libraries, visit Invest in Libraries.