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Photo courtesy of Queens Public Library
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The Mitchell-Linden library is moving to a larger nearby space.

The Mitchell-Linden library will be moving to a larger space down Union Street, officials said.

The existing branch at 29-42 Union Street in Flushing is one of the busiest libraries in Queens, according to Queens Library spokesperson Joanne King. But the 5,900-square-foot building had become too crowded since its 1962 opening.

Since the space cannot be expanded, King said Queens Library officials purchased the first floor of a nearby condominium at 31-32 Union Street to serve as the branch’s new home. The two locations are less than a two minute walk apart.

The new library will be 25 percent larger, officials said, with an additional 720-square-feet of space to be later acquired.

It will finally be fully handicap accessible, with a bigger meeting room inside, new décor, more computers, separate spaces for adults, children and teens and a window view reading lounge.

The new space is expected to open this summer, officials said.

 

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