Shoppers will soon be able to take a break in between stores and visit the library.
Queens Center, located at 90-15 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, has invited the Queens Library to open up a library space within the mall. It will be located adjacent to the food court and is expected to open in late spring.
“We are excited about bringing Queens Library to the Queens Center mall. It is an opportunity to reach even more people and familiarize them with everything Queens Library can do to enrich their lives,” said Queens Library’s Chief Operating Officer Bridget Quinn-Carey. “The library space at Queens Center mall will have books and reading material to engage people at the mall, or they can borrow and take books home. We will be hosting special programs as well.”
The library space, which will be Wi-Fi enabled, will include comfortable seating and offer a collection of popular books which people can sit down and read or borrow with their library cards. Laptops will be available to rent for use within the space and tablets may also be offered.
Free library card sign-up will be available at the location and there will be a schedule of promotional events in collaboration with other mall tenants and programs, such as speakers, arts and crafts, kids’ educational entertainment and more.
The space will also feature computer terminals to look up and request materials, order books and research things to do in their neighborhoods. Full reference and referral services will be available by phone.
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