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The Links dedicate new library at Alma Rangel Gardens assisted living community

Cyril Josh Barker | 9/18/2015, 12:27 p.m.
The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, dedicated a new library for the residents of the Harlem-based Alma Rangel Gardens Assisted ...
Alma Rangel, Rep. Charlie Rangel and City Council Member Inez Dickens

The Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links, dedicated a new library for the residents of the Harlem-based Alma Rangel Gardens Assisted Living Center Tuesday.

The center, which is named after Alma Rangel, an alumna member of the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of the Links and wife of Rep. Charlie Rangel, is an 89-unit building for senior citizens.

“Today, we turn our focus to our seniors, for whom we will provide a similar gateway of access through this library that will connect them to their lifelong love of reading, as well as enable them to stay in touch with their families through the Internet,” says Metro-Manhattan Chapter President Inez Richardson.

The establishment of the library provides an accessible space for seniors to use technology, engage in cultural discussions and share in reading.

“I am delighted to join my Link sisters in bringing a new platform to Alma Rangel Gardens that will allow our seniors to have their own library and platform for connecting to technology and a range of digital resources that can enrich their lives in countless ways,” said Rangel.

Attendees were treated to a reading at the dedication from Nell Braxton Gibson, an international social justice activist and author of “Too Proud to Bend: Journey of a Civil Rights Foot Soldier.”