Outreach services to devastated areas in south Queens were launched Friday with a Book Bus service in front of Queens Library at Peninsula at 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway, offering free power access for people who needed to recharge their cell phones and electronics, as well as assistance and information for those who will be applying for emergency housing, FEMA grants and other assistance. Staff are being trained in assisting patrons in applying for FEMA grants (FEMA will not be accepting paper applications and libraries will dedicate computer terminals specifically for that purpose beginning next week.) Today, Children’s story-times were held in shelters for families displaced by the storm. Food, water, blankets, baby formula, diapers, batteries and other supplies were, and will continue to be available at all sites (while supplies last; and people should bring their own bags to carry their food and water.)
Please go to www.queenslibrary.org/hurricanesandy for the most up-to-date information.