Elmhurst Community Library Grand Opening

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott invites you to visit the new Elmhurst Community Library!

The new 32,000-square-foot library is built over four levels, and includes child, teen, and adult spaces; a reading atrium; front and rear gardens; a Cyber Center, Media Center, and Adult Learning Center; green roofs; and a Percent for Art art installation by Allan McCollum.

Elmhurst Community Library also has a LEED Silver rating for new construction as established by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building.

A number of remembrance features have been incorporated into the design to commemorate the previous Elmhurst library, a Carnegie-era building. These features include the fireplace mantel from the previous library's children’s room, which has being moved into the new children’s room; brickwork from the original façade now surrounding the foyer of the Broadway entrance; the Olga Conway Community Park; the Gloria Abene Learning Garden; the 1906 Memory Wall; the Bob Tilitz Local History Collection; a mural at the circulation desk; and a curated selection of historic photos.

Designed by Marpillero Pollak Architects, the new facility is a very welcome addition to the Queens Library family, and especially to the greater Elmhurst community.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Elmhurst Community Library
86-07 Broadway
Train: R or M to Grand Avenue-Newtown
Bus: Q29, Q53, Q58, Q59, Q60

Thank you to Mayor Bill de Blasio and his office, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her office, and New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm for funding the new Elmhurst Community Library.

Photo of the December 20th ceremonial ribbon cutting at Elmhurst courtesy of NYC Department of Design and Construction.

Sun, 2016-12-25 14:25