Neighborhood Reader Profiled In Brooklyn Library Art Exhibit

Fatima Younus (from Daily News)

According to the Daily News, a new exhibit on display in the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library spotlights avid readers throughout our borough – including right here in Bensonhurst.

Neighborhood resident Fatima Younus is one of the book worms artist Joey O’Loughlin followed around for her piece, called ‘Where Do The Books Go?’ For the project, O’Loughlin approached people at 15 different libraries, seeking to document where they read and how it relates to their lives.

From Daily News:

O’Loughlin says she was depressed about the massive budget cut looming over Brooklyn’s libraries this year, which inspired her to humanize them by showing the impact of the library.
“The library means a lot to me, and that’s why I took part in the project,” said Fatima Younus, 18, of Bensonhurst, who studies biology at Kingsborough Community College and is shown reading on the subway, on the beach and on her couch.
She plans to attend medical school and credits libraries with sparking her interest in medicine.
“I was 6 or 7 when I started going,” Younus said. “I loved reading books about science. I would get at-home experiment books.”

The exhibit, located at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza), will run through Sunday, August 28.


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