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Councilmember Leroy Comrie, Queens Library president Thomas Galante and local youth celebrated the beginning of expanding the Cambria Heights library branch.

Hammers crashed through the wall at the Queens Library branch in Cambria Heights, breaking down barriers and creating room for young minds to grow.

Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Queens Library president and CEO Thomas Galante swung the hammers through the wall to clear the way into a space that will become the new Teen Center.

“Queens Libraries remain a critical part of our communities,” said Comrie, who funded the expansion.

When complete, the library will have an additional 4,000-square-feet, giving youth access to a community center equipped with a cyber center, lounge, reading room, reference and school work resources, a meeting room and a digital recording studio. The center will be located on the lower level with a separate entrance, which will allow teens to use the site during non-library hours.

The $1.34 million project is expected to be complete by next spring.

“With [Comrie’s] support, the library will be the coolest place in Cambria Heights and we couldn’t be happier,” Galante said.

 

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