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Glen Oaks

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Let's Make Some Noise for LGBTQ Pride!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month—and we’re excited to offer programs and special events ranging from silent dance parties and pop-up tabling for teens to Ask Me Anything panels and a resource fair.

Queens Public Library will also be at the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30—come out to see us and share your support ...

Immigrant Heritage Month: Bring Your Story!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with our Bring Your Story events and activities!

More than one million immigrants live in Queens, and we want to know your story. Visit your library to map your story using our special map and string and show where you or your family have journeyed ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for free—and make ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Let Yourself Be Bored

Jessie Sima’s grandfather took her to the library when he was watching her while her parents were at work. “It was nice to have a place to spend time where we weren’t pressured to buy anything and where no one minded if we stayed for hours,” she says.

Sima enjoyed browsing the library and learned the ...

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Jun
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
20
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
20
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Creative Aging: Pastel Art Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Participants will strengthen their drawing skills by working with oil-based pastels. We will explore the range of techniques pastels offer and examine the medium's potential for expressiveness. Participants will spend time working with photo-based imagery as a source and point of departure in constructed drawings. Preregistration and a commitment to attend all sessions is required. Space is limited. Call Glen Oaks to register at 718-831-8636. This program is for older adults 50+.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Summer Health and Safety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Summer is here! That means beaches, sunshine, mosquitoes, and more! Come get some health and safety information that could help you and your loved ones stay safe, healthy, and cool this summer! We will discuss the importance of sunscreen, staying hydrated, and avoiding tick bites.


Jun
21
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.


Jun
22
12:00PM

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1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

6/1: "A Star Is Born" (2018, R)
6/8: "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" (2002)
6/15: "That Touch of Mink" (1962)
6/22: "Front Runner" (2018)
6/29: "Red Sparrow" (2018, R)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Refresh Your Self! Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Tiredness often appears when we suppress our full potential. Discover how you may be wasting your valuable energy and learn how to develop an "energy savings plan" for your life. Live with joy and enthusiasm!


Jun
24
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Gamers Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join our adult gamers club.


Jun
24
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.


Jun
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of fun and crafting. Each month we create something new.


Jun
25
1:15PM

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3:30PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play mahjong and share the fun, excitement, and camaraderie with others.


Jun
25
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jun
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Book Discussion
5/29: "The Great Alone" By Kristin Hannah
6/26: "The Alice Network" By Kate Quinn


Jun
27
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginning meditators are welcome to join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.


Jun
28
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Canasta Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come play or learn the game.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
1
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Gaming Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join our adult gamers' club.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
1
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
2
1:15PM

--to--

3:30PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play mahjong and share the fun, excitement, and camaraderie with others.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
6
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

7/6: "Immortal Beloved" (1994, R)
7/13: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13)
7/20: "The Upside" (2018, PG-13)
7/27: "On the Basis of Sex" (2018, PG-13)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
11
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
11
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginning meditators are welcome to join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Join us as we discuss Acid Reflux and How it Affects Your Health with Dr. Macura on July 17; Palliative Care with Dr. Martins-Welch on August 21; Low Back Pain with Dr. Quaisha on September 18th; and Diabetes and Nutrition with Dr. Alexiadis and Sara Madtes, RD, CDE on October 16th. There will be Q&A and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45pm.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Communicating with Your Healthcare Team

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Navigating the healthcare system in the United States can be very challenging. Come learn from Northwell Health some tips and suggestions to help you better manage your health with your provider during office visits and while hospitalized.


Jul
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Did you know there are about three million peripheral vascular disease (PVD) cases a year and the disease affects one in five people over age 50? In Queens alone there is a high prevalence of late-stage PVD, but this can change. During this presentation by Dr. Soma Brahmanandam you will learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more about peripheral vascular disease. Come be empowered and put your health first!


Aug
3
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

8/3: "The Mule" (2018, R)
8/10: "Indiscreet" (1958)
8/17: "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018, PG-13)
8/24: "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019, R)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Anxiety and Depression 101

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we feel down, but is this the same as depression? Occasional anxiety is completely normal. But sometimes we experience anxiety that is more than temporary or that interferes with daily life. Come get resources and learn some of the possible signs, symptoms, and ways anxiety and depression might be treated. Presentation will be delivered by medical and pharmacy experts from Northwell Health. All are welcome!


Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Dementia

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dementia is a common disease among elders. The disease affects people differently but risk factors exist. Come join Northwell Health doctors and pharmacists to learn about early signs, detection, and management. All are welcome!


Sep
25
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Older Adults Day at Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a day of programs, activities, and presentations for older adults 50+. Programs include a health lecture, art workshop, and concert. Thirty non-profits will be setting up informational tables.


Sep
27
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

When was the last time you checked your hearing? Come join us for a short talk on hearing loss followed by a hearing screening, provided by a New York State licensed hearing specialist from St. John's University.


Oct
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Nutrition: Healthy Eating...Even Around the Holidays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at Northwell Health about what foods are recommended and some tips for success around the holidays. All are welcome!


Nov
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Planning for Pregnancy and Understanding Fertility

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you want to become pregnant? Come learn about steps you can take to prepare for pregnancy, how to know when your body is fertile, and some helpful information for when becoming pregnant is difficult. All are welcome.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

  • 6 public computers
  • free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
SAMUEL FIELD Y / TASC PS 155 Q
80-61 251th St
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 225-6750
SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Pwy
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
TASC @ MS67/QUEENS CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
51-60 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
Aquart, Lillieth
88-34 212th Place, Floor 1st
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 217-7666
Xenox, Mary
86-84 208TH ST., Apt. 3H
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 479-1228
Northside Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050

Community Board
Queens Community Board 13
Queens Reform Church, 219-41 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)464-9700
fax: (718)264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Lost Community Civic Association
Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
In an emergency call (718)347-1600
P.O. Box 340 257-02 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-1637
NORCWOW (Natural Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls)
83-51 268th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-2244

Fire Department
Engine 251, Battalion 53
254-20 Union Turnpike
Glen Okas phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Local Hospitals
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Ave.
New Hyde Park NY , phone: (718) 470-7000
Schneider Children's Hospital
269-01 76th Ave
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718)470-7000
Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 163rd St.
Glen Oaks NY , 11004
phone: (718) or (516) 470-8100

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens County Farm Museums
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park NY , 11004-1129
phone: (718) 347-3276
JHS 172 Playground
82 Avenue, 256th to 257th St.
PS 186 Playground
Little Neck Parkway & 72 Avenue

Police Department
105 Precinct
92-08 222 Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Post Office - Glen Oaks
156-29 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 347-3764 / (800) 347-6689
fax: (718) 347-6689
Post Office - Horace Harding
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
Post Office - North New Hyde Park
1568 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (800)275-8777
fax: (516) 775-5029
Post Office - Floral Park
35 Tulip Avenue
Floral Park NY , 11001
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (516) 488-5064
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva Har Torah School
254-04 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343-2533
Our Lady of the Snows
79-33 258th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343 1346
North Side Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050
QCP Children's Center - Daniel Wieder Campus
249-16 Grand Central Parkway
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 279-9404
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 115 Glen Okas School
80-51 261st
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4010
PS 186 Castlewood School
252-12 72 Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4021
 

Public High Schools
High School of Teaching Liberal Arts and Sciences Q566
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 736-7100
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
PS/IS 208
74-30 Commonwealth Boulevard
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 468-6420
MS 172 Irwin Altman Middle School
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4000/01
PS/IS 266
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-3920

Senior Centers
SNAP Bell Park
227-02A Hillside Ave.
Queens Village phone: (718) 740-3906
SNAP Queens Village
80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Building 4 CBU #29
Queens Village NY , phone: (718) 454-2100
St. Gregory the Great Senior Club
242-20 88th Avenue
Bellerose NY , phone: (718) 347-3707

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
BGrodenchik@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

The area that is now called Glen Oaks was a slice of flat terrain eagerly sought by farmers in the 1640’s. It was a rural, unnamed section of Flushing, part of a 20,000 acre land grant to Massachusetts settlers and at one time the home of many potato fields in eastern Queens. 167 acres purchased from William K. Vanderbilt’s country estate became the Glen Oaks Golf Club in 1923. In 1944, the Gross-Morton Co. purchased 175 acres of land west of the golf club. Backed by $24 million in Federal Housing Administration funds, the neighborhood was developed after World War II, with shopping along Union Turnpike. The model community of Glen Oaks Village, named after the golf club, is a garden apartment complex of 2,864 units near the Nassau border. Construction of the two-story brick buildings began in 1945, and the first residents, many of them veterans, arrived in October 1947. Census figures show that the population increased from 4,999 in 1940 to 13,746 in 1950. The development is one of the city’s largest and is home to almost 3,000 families. Numerous one-family houses also built after the war comprise the area south of Union Turnpike.

The Library’s bookmobile began regular stops at the new neighborhood at the same time; in February 1950 an “extension agency” opened in the Glen Oaks shopping center at 256-25 Union Turnpike. A site at 256th street and Union Turnpike was earmarked by NYC for a new library in 1955. A private builder bought it before City budget officials approved purchase of the site. The City then rented the proposed medical building built on the site. On October 22, 1956, the Glen Oaks branch library was dedicated with speeches by Mayor Wagner, Assemblyman Wallach and Library Director Tucker. In 1975 a $60,000 renovation provided new lights, new flooring and a ramp for the handicapped. A $50,000 grant from State Senator Frank Padavan in 2001 allowed the library to upgrade the facility, including the purchase of some new shelving and furniture.

In the fall of 2009 this building was demolished and a new 18,000 square foot library was constructed on the same site.