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Community Libraries

Community Libraries

Safe, clean, comfortable facilities are central to how customers enjoy using Queens Library. We strive to make all our libraries inviting, easy to navigate, with the maximum space devoted to customer service.

 

 

  • Design has been completed for the new 13,000-sq. ft. Cambria Heights Branch, to replace the current 5,000-sq. ft. rented facility. Construction is anticipated to begin in FY ’03.
  • The new Long Island City Branch is in design. This full-service 15,000-sq. ft. facility will form an educational campus with P.S. 111, and will more than triple the space currently available in the community for library services.
  • The tiny-but-mighty Broad Channel Branch was expanded by 150 square feet, plus external storage space. It has added needed customer service area to this neighborhood favorite.
  • Work to make library branches mobility accessible continues. The extensive work on the Forest Hills Branch, which included an elevator and renovated restrooms, was completed. It was funded by the City Council. Additional work was done at the Corona, Laurelton, Poppenhusen, Queens Village and Ridgewood Branches.
  • Renovations at the Laurelton Branch were completed, thanks to funding from the City Council and a state grant. They included a branch-wide facelift and a new Cyber Center that is currently the hub of the Laurelton Youth Empowerment Initiative.
  • Design has been completed for the Corona Branch’s upcoming 2,400-sq. ft. expansion and rehabilitation. It will include new heating and air conditioning, and improved mobility accessibility.
  • Fourteen branches had new circulation desks installed for better customer service.
     Mini-makeovers at the Sunnyside, Rosedale, Kew Gardens Hills, Bayside and South Ozone Park Branches improved the floor plans and made these branches more appealing.
  • A long-awaited rehab of the Poppenhusen Branch will take place in FY ’03.
  • Property contiguous to the Central Library was obtained to add much-needed customer service areas. It awaits design and rehabilitation.