At Queens Library, we understand that safe, comfortable, and inspiring spaces are pivotal to achieving the best possible experience for our users. On behalf of communities across the borough, Queens Library manages nearly one million square feet of library space in 65 locations to serve our customers’ diverse and evolving needs.
There are nearly 100 active Library capital projects on any given day in Queens and more in development, ranging from technology upgrades to interior renovations to expansions to brand new facilities, all planned to realize first-class library service. In our outreach and engagement with stakeholders, we have heard a desire to learn more about these projects.
We are deeply committed to transparency and communication with our customers and the public. In response to your requests for more information about capital projects and to provide a window into the process, we have created an online Capital Projects Tracking Tool. While the realities of projects are often complex and dynamic, we are providing updated information quarterly so that you can easily see the status of projects and learn more about how the Library is working to advance our capital program. Users will be able to view the progression of a project, from the first phase, “scope development”, when the specific work is determined and prioritized, to the final stage, “complete,” when the project has been completed and put into public use.
Your feedback is welcome as we refine this tool and continue improving our ability to answer your questions. To provide comments, please Click here. We hope the Capital Projects Tracker will facilitate an ongoing conversation about meeting capital needs at a time when the demand for Library programs and services is greater than ever.
With thanks for your partnership,
Dennis M. Walcott
President and CEO
To learn more about the capital process and our strategic goals, please click here.