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The Glendale Community Library on 73rd Place in Glendale.

Renovations at the Glendale Library are set to begin in January, but the work may take longer than originally expected, according to New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Ana Barrio.

During Monday night’s town hall meeting at P.S./I.S. 113 with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, a local resident expressed concern that the project was going to take longer than the original one-year timeline and urged the mayor to help expedite the process. The children from schools all over Glendale are in that library often for tutoring and help with their homework, and they need another option while it’s closed, the resident said.

The $4.7 million project, funded in part by Crowley, de Blasio and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, will also include interior restoration, installation of an elevator, a book drop, new adult and teen reading rooms, restoration of the front stairs and restoration of a rear garden.

“I have to acknowledge, as a homeowner who has dealt with contractors, I do know that often things take longer than we all want,” de Blasio said to the resident. “Sometimes legitimately, sometimes not, but what I like best is the honest answer.”

For that answer he turned to Barrio, who confirmed that the project was likely to take 1 1/2 years to complete. Barrio explained that drawings for the project would be submitted in January and physical work would begin soon after that. She also confirmed that a mobile library truck will be on site when the building closes and will stay for the duration of the project.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the project, which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, however, was postponed until a later date.

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