Council Member Paul Vallone and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott proudly announced the installation of new security cameras at the Auburndale, Poppenhusen and Whitestone branches of Queens Library. Vallone allocated $260,000 for these new cameras, also known as CCTVs (closed-circuit televisions). Each branch received $86,000 towards the CCTVs. Walcott was on hand to thank the Council Member for these funds to ensure the safety of Northeast Queens residents as they enjoy the libraries.
“Our libraries are such incredible resources for New Yorkers of all ages. These security cameras are an added layer of protection for the community and our beloved libraries,” said Paul Vallone.
“We want our libraries first and foremost to be accessible, and to be safe,” said Walcott. He later added, referring to the new CCTV system, “There is a clarity of the pictures you see that serves as a major deterrent.” He also thanked Vallone for allocating the funds for the CCTV cameras at the Auburndale, Whitestone and Poppenhusen community libraries, saying the Council Member doesn’t just talk about getting results for his district, but instead “follows up with dollars and actions.”
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