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Format: 2018-01-24

HOLIDAY CLOSING

2017-12-31

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Sunday, December 31, 2017 and Monday, January 1, 2018.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos!

EMERGENCY CLOSING

2017-12-29

South Jamaica Community Library, at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, and Queens Library for Teens, located at 2002 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway, will both be closed on Friday, December 29 for emergency maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Customers are invited to use nearby community library locations; please visit queenslibrary.org/ql_findabranch.

HOLIDAY CLOSING

2017-12-24

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Sunday, December 24; Monday, December 25; and Sunday, December 31, 2017; and Monday, January 1, 2018.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos!

NYC Department of Design Commissioner Ana Barrio, New York Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott and Community Leaders Break Ground on Accessibility and Interior Improvements to Glendale Community Library

2017-12-21

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 21, 2017

NYC DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN COMMISSIONER ANA BARRIO, NEW YORK COUNCIL MEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY AND QUEENS LIBRARY PRESIDENT AND CEO DENNIS M. WALCOTT AND COMMUNITY LEADERS BREAK GROUND ON ACCESSIBILITY AND INTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS TO GLENDALE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

$4.7 Million Renovation Includes the Addition of an Accessible Entrance and a New Book Drop, the Installation of an Elevator and Upgrades to the Interior and Rear Garden, Among Other Changes

GLENDALE, N.Y. _ Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Ana Barrio today broke ground on a major renovation project for Glendale Community Library.

The project calls for the restoration of the building’s interior space to its original grandeur, the installation of an elevator, an accessible entrance to the building and book drop, new adult and teen reading rooms, modifications to the vestibule, the reconstruction of the front stairs and the restoration of a walled, rear garden.

“These renovations and upgrades mean that this very special library will finally be accessible to all,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “We are grateful to Council Member Crowley, Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio for their financial support for this important project and look forward to working with the Department of Design and Construction.”

“I’m proud to join our partners in government and Queens Public Library to break ground on a renovation that will improve ADA accessibility and circulation at Glendale library,” said DDC Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio. “This building dates back to 1935 and has a lot of character, and we plan to preserve that history while we make this valuable resource more equitable for New Yorkers.”

The celebration marked the upcoming start of numerous improvements to Glendale Community Library, which was completed in 1935 under the federal Works Progress Administration. Designed in the Italian Renaissance style, the building is partially covered by a Spanish tile roof and encompasses 10,800 square feet on three levels. The main floor features original woodwork, details and finishes.

The library will be closed during construction, which is expected to begin in spring 2018. The library is scheduled to re-open in fall 2019. Mobile library service will be provided while the building is under construction.


CONTACT:  Elisabeth de Bourbon, 718-990-0704 or edebourbon@queenslibrary.org
Daniel Leibel, NYC Department of Design and Construction, 718-391-1251 or   leibelda@ddc.nyc.gov

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Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott and Community Leaders Break Ground on Improvements to Glendale Community Library

2017-12-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 21, 2017

NYC DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COMMISSIONER ANA BARRIO, NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ELIZABETH CROWLEY AND QUEENS LIBRARY PRESIDENT AND CEO DENNIS M. WALCOTT AND COMMUNITY LEADERS BREAK GROUND ON ACCESSIBILITY AND INTERIOR IMPROVEMENTS TO GLENDALE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

$4.7 Million Renovation Includes the Addition of an Accessible Entrance and a New Book Drop, the Installation of an Elevator and Upgrades to the Interior and Rear Garden, Among Other Changes

GLENDALE, N.Y. _ Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, New York City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley and New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Ana Barrio today broke ground on a major renovation project for Glendale Community Library.

The project calls for the restoration of the building’s interior space to its original grandeur, the installation of an elevator, an accessible entrance to the building and book drop, new adult and teen reading rooms, modifications to the vestibule, the reconstruction of the front stairs and the restoration of a walled, rear garden. 

“These renovations and upgrades mean that this very special library will finally be accessible to all,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “We are grateful to Council Member Crowley, Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio for their financial support for this important project and look forward to working with the Department of Design and Construction.”

“I’m proud to join our partners in government and Queens Public Library to break ground on a renovation that will improve ADA accessibility and circulation at Glendale Library,” said DDC Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio. “This building dates back to 1935 and has a lot of character, and we plan to preserve that history while we make this valuable resource more equitable for New Yorkers.” 

The celebration marked the upcoming start of numerous improvements to Glendale Community Library, which was completed in 1935 under the federal Works Progress Administration. Designed in the Italian Renaissance style, the building is partially covered by a Spanish tile roof and encompasses 10,800 square feet on three levels. The main floor features original woodwork, details and finishes.

The library will be closed during construction, which is expected to begin in spring 2018. The library is scheduled to re-open in fall 2019. Mobile library service will be provided while the building is under construction.

CONTACT:       Elisabeth de Bourbon, 718-990-0704 or edebourbon@queenslibrary.org  
                            Daniel Leibel, NYC Department of Design and Construction, 718-391-1251 or leibelda@ddc.nyc.gov