2015-09-16 / Front Page

Library At Peninsula Re-Opens

Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder, Councilmember Eric Ulrich, Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the City Council Subcommittee on Libraries Andy King, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Queens Library's Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, other government and community leaders and hundreds of Rockaways residents were on hand today to ceremonially re-open Queens Library at Peninsula. The library has re-opened following a $3.6 million re-building. During Superstorm Sandy, the seawater surged above four feet inside the library, devastating the interior.

The rebuilt library includes all new library collections, more computers, a completely new interior with an expanded Adult Learning Center, an expanded children's room with an early childhood alcove and enhanced "Family Place" programming, a separate new teen area with gaming, reading and group work areas, self-service check-out and 24/7 check-in, and a program/community room with a separate entry that can be used when the library is closed for public service. Additional sustainability features have been included to help protect it from damage from future weather events.


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