Forest Hills Native Celebrates 104 Years of Library Love

Forest Hills Native Celebrates 104 Years of Library Love

Sadie Rosenkrantz surrounded by her Queens Library friends:  Bibi Khan, Marjorie Khettab, Jason Reddy, Hwai Min Wood, Nazima Mohammed and Andria Amarosa Photos courtesy Queens Library

Sadie Rosenkrantz surrounded by her Queens Library friends: Bibi Khan, Marjorie Khettab, Jason Reddy, Hwai Min Wood, Nazima Mohammed and Andria Amarosa
Photos courtesy Queens Library

Sadie Rosenkrantz is like many other Queens residents: she loves to read. She visits her community library in Forest Hills regularly, at least once a week, and on Tuesday, celebrated her 104th birthday at the library.

Photos courtesy Queens Library

Photos courtesy Queens Library

Staff honored her with a bouquet, and dedicated two new books to her by a favorite author, James Patterson.

Rosenkrantz┬áhas been visiting Queens Library at Forest Hills for the past 60 years. She said she enjoys attending the musical programs, and especially concerts from Lincoln Center Local. She also said she checks out the library’s calendar to find events of interest on Saturday afternoons, after her regular hair dresser’s appointment.

Rosenkrantz also said she has a close relationship with all the library’s staff, and especially with Bibi Khan, who is the Customer Service Representative. They frequently speak on the phone. Rosenkrantz said the service at the library is “absolutely fantastic.”
“I must read,” Rosenkrantz said.
Other favorite authors for Rosenkrantz included Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts. Rosenkrantz said she also happily takes reading recommendations from library staff. She enjoys watching baseball on TV.
She has children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. As to what she credits her longevity and amazing energy,┬áRosenkrantz said she doesn’t have any advice.
“I live simply,” she said.
By The Forum staff
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