JAMAICA, NY, (June 22, 2015) – Queens Library’s Children’s Library Discovery Center (Jamaica, NY) announced today a partnership with Time Warner Cable to feature “See How Cable Works.” The three, new interactive learning exhibits, inside and outside the Discovery Center, will help children learn how cable works. The sponsorship is part of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative, a five-year $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
"We are extremely grateful to Time Warner Cable for providing this wonderful educational resource for the children visiting the Discovery Center,” said Vincent Arcuri, Jr., Board President, Queens Library Foundation, which arranged for the sponsorship. Queens Library’s Interim CEO and President Bridget Quinn-Carey added, “Raising the bar on education in science, technology, engineering and math is one of Queens Library's priorities. We are delighted that this partnership with Time Warner Cable will enhance our offerings, helping us to inspire children to explore and discover new things.”
Queens Library’s Children’s Library Discovery Center is an award-winning, full-service children’s library with an emphasis on STEM learning. In addition to books, computers and traditional library resources, the Discovery Center is full of interactive, informal learning opportunities. Among them are discovery stations that invite children to a wide range of experimentation. The Discovery Team, an integral part of the library’s programming, presents science-related “pop up” stations for young people to experience, with new activities daily. Children always find new things to explore when they visit, and that is part of the discovery process.
“We’ve had tremendous success in our Connect a Million Minds initiative to bring STEM awareness to young people through strategic partnerships like this one with Queens Library,” said John Quigley, regional vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable. “We believe that by connecting the technology that underlies our business to STEM standards in a fun and interesting way, it can be the spark that encourages students to pursue STEM-related education and careers, and the Discovery Center is the perfect place to engage children of all ages.”
Queens Library’s Children’s Library Discovery Center is open seven days a week and is always free. For additional information and hours of service, please visit www.queenslibrary.org.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmedia.com.
About Queens Library
Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to raise funds to support Queens Library programs and services. 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®.
Time Warner Cable: Ziggy Chau (212) 379-5828 Ziggy.Chau@twcable.com
Queens Library: Joanne King (718) 990-0704 firstname.lastname@example.org