A man who tirelessly advocated for the Queens Library system nearly a century ago is getting some additional praise.
Local leaders unveiled a new plaque at the McGoldrick Community Library Tuesday to honor the man for which it is named.
Reverend Edward McGoldrick was a strong advocate for education and for the opening of a library in the Broadway-Flushing area.
He was the founding pastor of the local Saint Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church.
"The original plaque said McGoldrick Branch Library but it didn’t say anything about who he was and why his name was on the library. This will explain it fully," said Joseph Brostek, Historian, St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church.
There are actually four libraries in Queens named after people people. They include the McGoldrick Community Library , Langston Hughes in Corona, Poppenheusen in College Point and Steinway in Astoria.
Until Tuesday, the McGoldrick Library was the only one without a namesake dedication.