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April 20, 2020

Queens Public Libraries

There are 5 boroughs in NYC: Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan. One might think they have 1 library system however there are 3:

  • New York Public Library: Serves Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island
  • Brooklyn Public library – Serves Brooklyn
  • Queens Public library – Serves Queens

This is a visualization of library branches in Queens open on Sunday. One can also un-filter to see branches open all days.

Why visualize Queens and why Sunday?

Even though the Library systems are separate New Yorkers can join all 3.

Why Queens?

Decided to start with Queens since the dataset was available.

Why Sunday?

Although there are 65 locations in Queens only 3 of them are open on Sundays. This is a little less than 5%.

Individuals have varying schedules and it’s interesting that so many locations are closed on Sundays. One might think Saturday and Sunday would be the days with the highest utilization because those that work a M-F job could visit on the weekend.

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