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Former Queens Library Head Used Public Funds on Concert Tickets and Meals

Tom Galante misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars on things like meals and furniture, an audit says.

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Queens Library Fires Its Boss After Reviewing His Spending

The board of trustees voted to oust the library's CEO, Thomas Galante.

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Former Queens Library Trustees Withdraw Lawsuit Demanding to Get Reinstated

Six former trustees filed the lawsuit after Melinda Katz removed them from the board.

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Queens Library Boss Expensed Mets Memorabilia, Maroon 5 Tickets: Audit

Thomas Galante used library funds for Maroon 5 concert tickets and Mets great Mookie Wilson's autograph.

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Embattled Queens Library President Put on Paid Leave

Thomas Galante will still collect his $392,000 salary.

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Queens Library Trustees Sue Melinda Katz to Get Their Jobs Back

The six plaintiffs said their removal was “unconstitutional.”

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8 Queens Library Trustees Removed Amid Investigations

Queens Borough President said the trustees “fail to perform their duties."

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Cuomo Signs Bill Boosting Oversight of Queens Library

The bill requires financial disclosure from key executives at the Queens Library.

Long Island City »

Pop-Up and Mobile Libraries to Bring Books to Hunters Point This Summer

The services are being offered amidst delays in construction of the Hunters Point library branch.

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Queens Library Board Votes to Keep Embattled President

Thomas Galante will remain president and CEO of the Queens Public Library.

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Queens Library Announces Reforms Amid President's Spending Scandal

Among the changes are an audit committee and limits on outside employment for executives.

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Katz Asks Queens Library President to Take Leave of Absence

The borough president sent letters to Thomas Galante and the library’s board of trustees.

Richmond Hill »

Library Partners With Grocery Store to Buy Books Amid Budget Cuts

Patrons at a local Key Food store are being asked to donate money for books amid budget cuts.

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Queens Library Head Being Probed by Feds Over Construction Spending

Library head Thomas Galante is the target of a probe by city and federal investigators.

Long Island City »

Plans Tweaked for Hunters Point Library After Bids Run Millions Over Budget

The branch had a number of expensive design elements, including geothermal power.