Library reopened for lending

It’s official – the newly-renovated Queens Library at Ridgewood is open.

On Saturday, March 26, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan, Senator Joseph Addabbo, City Councilmembers Elizabeth Crowley, Diana Reyna and the Friends of Ridgewood Library to celebrate the re-opening. The $3.4 million dollar improvement project includes a complete renovation of the main-level reading room and the mezzanine level, the creation of expanded space for adults and a separate teen library area. In addition, fast and efficient self-service check-in and check-out has also been installed to eliminate checkout lines and allow patrons to return items 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

“This moment has been a long time coming and I congratulate my colleagues in government and the Friends of the Ridgewood Library whose persistent advocacy led to this library being so beautifully renovated,” said Van Bramer, chair of the Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Committee. “The renovations of this state-of-the-art facility will go a long way in helping increase the accessibility of this library and its resources for the community.”


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