Queens Library Fetes 104-year old Patron

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Reprinted courtesy of: Queens Library

By: Joanne King

Sadie Rosenkrantz is like many other Queens residents: she loves to read. She visits her community library in Forest Hills regularly, at least once a week. Today, Sadie celebrated her 104th birthday at the library. Staff honored her with a bouquet, and dedicated two new books to her by a favorite author, James Patterson.

Sadie has been visiting Queens Library at Forest Hills for the past 60 years. She enjoys attending the musical programs, and especially concerts from Lincoln Center Local. She checks out the library's calendar to find events of interest on Saturday afternoons, after her regular hair dresser's appointment. Sadie has a close relationship with all the library's staff, and especially with Bibi Khan, who is the Customer Service Representative. They frequently speak on the phone. Sadie says the service at the library is "absolutely fantastic." She is concerned for the future: what if her favorite library people retire?

Sadie says, "I must read."  Other favorite authors include Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts. Sadie happily takes reading recommendations from library staff. She enjoys watching baseball on TV. She has children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. As to what she credits her longevity and amazing energy, Sadie doesn't have any advice. "I live simply," she says.

Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. and has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0700. Queens Library. Enrich your life.

Joanne King, Director - Communications
Queens Library
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