New Muslim Library in Mt. Vernon, New York
"Gannett's Westchester county paper, the Journal News, has a story today about a new Islamic resource center and library in Mt. Vernon, New York. The library is associated with a mosque. Quoting from the story:
Syed A. Alirahi, the library's director, said the idea for the library came to him in 1998, after dissatisfying experiences at public libraries.
"I've been using public libraries since I came to this country 27 years ago," said Alirahi, a 47-year-old Pakistani immigrant. "I didn't find too many books about
... Islam. When we had Sunday and Saturday school ... students weren't informed about Islam, and they needed some materials and help. I said, why don't I open up something?"