Despite budget shortfalls, Queens Library worked hard and succeeded in maintaining safe, comfortable and secure facilities, while making improvements at many branches and continuing with renovations and repairs at others.
- Final design was completed for the new Cambria Heights Branch which will be more than double the size of the old building. Funding was provided by the City Council and the Borough President.
- The City Council provided funding for the design of a 15,000- square foot facility to replace the current Glen Oaks Branch.
- Design for expansion of the new construction at the Jackson Heights Branch is under way thanks to a grant from the State Assembly.
- Renovation of the 8,000-sq. ft. Poppenhusen Branch is in progress in coordination with the DDC-managed rehabilitation of this building. Selections for interior finishes remain sensitive to the architectural significance of this historical building.
- Roofing repairs were completed in 13 locations. The boiler at the Middle Village Branch was replaced.
- Queens Library and the Queens West Development Corporation continue to seek adequate funding to supplement the current funding provided by the City Council and the Borough President to begin design and construction of the Queens West Branch in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City.