My name is Edwin Wong and I have been going to Queens Libraries (Sunnyside and Maspeth) since I was a child with my late mother and 2 brothers, to the present day when I bring my own kids to the Forest Hills Branch, where we live. I even wrote a poem about it and am submitting. I missed the deadline earlier this year for the poem submission as I ran for City Council and missed the deadline unfortunately. So thank you again and I look forward to donating to the QPL Foundation as I know one of the Board members.
In 2015, I established the Forest Hills Asian Association and from our inception we have partnered with Queens Library Forest Hills Branch and extraordinary Branch Manager Hwai-min Wood. We have had a about 10 events over the years and greatly appreciate the QPL partnership with the branch and also with Queens Memory and also the New Americans program. Best wishes to QPL for next 125 years.
New York City born and raised,
Writing this poem to give QPL praise.
Visited different locations since I was a child,
Forest Hills, Maspeth, LIC and Sunnyside.
Early memories of my late mother with 3 boys in tow,
To recent visit with my son pulling down books and me whispering no!
From events with the Forest Hills Asian Association,
To going to vote for Asian American representation.
Even learning how to run for City Council,
For all of these experiences I am profoundly grateful.
Congratulations to QPL on turning 125,
Thank you for the memories thus far in my life.