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An Oyster, Filled With Books, to Open on Staten Island –

“No one has to tell Mohammed Iddrisu that a public library branch is long overdue in his neighborhood, Mariners Harbor, on the north shore of Staten Island. Mr. Iddrisu, 61, raised three school-age children on South Avenue. When they went to the library — and Mr. Iddrisu said he made sure they did so regularly — they had to travel two and a half miles to the Port Richmond branch. Including the wait for a bus, the trip could take an hour or so.” (via

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