Queens Library Scandal Spurs State Lawmakers to Push for System Reforms

Michael Gianaris

April 07, 2014

Following recent revelations regarding questionable spending and a lack of effective oversight at the Queens Borough Public Library, Borough President Melinda Katz, Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry today announced they have crafted and introduced legislation to reform the operations of the Library’s Board of Trustees and improve the Library’s overall governance (A.9217/S.6893).

“The Queens Library is not only a symbol of our commitment to education and an invaluable resource for those seeking to enrich their understanding of the world. It is also a taxpayer-funded institution with no right to unjustly enrich its employees at the expense of New Yorkers,” said Senator Gianaris. “This bill would immediately rein in the excesses of the Queens Library and provide a long-term blueprint for efficiency, transparency, and accountability.”

For the full story on the push for systemic reforms at the Queens Library, check out this article in the Daily News.