Queens Librarian Brings Back Literary Treasure From Bangladesh
When Queens Library’s Coping Skills Librarian, Selina Sharmin, went to visit her family in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she brought back a treasure: a coveted set of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling in Bangla. Sharmin is donating the books to the Children’s Library Discovery Center in Jamaica. Queens Library had tried to obtain the popular series from its U.S. suppliers, but was not successful. Sharmin, who comes from Bangladesh, is very committed to serving the Bangladeshi community in Queens. She conducts Storytime for young children in Bangla. She made it her quest to locate the books and bring them back for all the young readers in Queens.