Two More Libraries Closed for Progress

Installing New Checkout System

Two public libraries in Corona and South Ozone Park will be closed through next week in order for crews to install a new self-service checkout system at each branch, it was announced last Tuesday, Dec. 24.

According to the Queens Borough Public Library, the LeFrak City branch at 98-30 57th Ave. in Corona and the South Ozone Park branch at 128-16 Rockaway Blvd. will be shutdown for a week as of 7 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 3.

Both branches are to reopen at their scheduled times on Monday, Jan. 13.

Workers will install at each location RFID-powered self-serve systems designed to allow individuals to checkin and checkout borrowed materials such as books, periodicals and digital media.

City Council Member Daniel Dromm funded the installation of the RFID system at LeFrak City, while former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall previously allocated the funds for the system installation at South Ozone Park.

Individuals who use the LeFrak City and South Ozone Park branches are invited to visit any other Queens Library location while the branches are out of service next week.

The libraries closest to LeFrak City include Corona (38-23 104th St.), Elmhurst (temporarily located at 85-05 51st Ave.) and Rego Park (91- 41 63rd Dr.). Locations near the South Ozone Park branch include Lefferts (103-34 Lefferts Blvd., South Richmond Hill) and Baisley Park (117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica).

For more information or to renew materials, call 1-718-990-0700 or visit www.queenslibrary.org.