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Rendering courtesy of the Queens Library
Rendering courtesy of the Queens Library
The Far Rockaway library will close for three weeks, starting August 10, for an upgrade.

The Far Rockaway branch of the Queens Library will close for three weeks and reopen with new services and a new look.

After the library’s doors shut on Saturday, August 10, the adult reading area will receive a complete “cosmetic refurbishment,” a spokesperson for the library said. Additionally, officials are adding job placement skills on site.

Previously, residents were given job search access and resume review at the library, but the services could not connect job hopefuls to employers. After the revamping, partnering with city agencies will afford Rockaway residents that option.

“People need help looking for work and the library is where they can start to connect,” said Joanne King, the library’s communications director. “[For] a lot of the city-run services for job connection, people have to travel to Jamaica or further. They wanted to have something closer, a little more convenient, for the people on the peninsula.”

Part of the space will also be reconfigured to include privacy cubicles. The library plans to reopen in late August.

While the site is closed, residents can receive limited library service in the front lobby of the Queens Library for Teens, located at 2002 Cornago Avenue at Beach 20th Street on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Teen Library services will remain in place on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

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