Government and community leaders, including Tom Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library; Alan Nahmias, president of Stalco Construction; Borough President Helen Marshall and members of the construction crew hoisted the final beam of the new Queens Library at Elmhurst into place, completing the steel structure, at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 29.
The $27.8 million Elmhurst Library is scheduled to open in 2014. The new library is twice its old size and the second largest library in Queens. Features will include customer service on all four floors, a 32-computer Cyber Center, a new Adult Learning Center, an interior reading atrium and community gardens.
“For communities as diverse as Elmhurst, libraries represent so much more than just books. Libraries provide a place to learn English, catch up on news from back home, and even connect with loved ones who are far away,” Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said. “We are thrilled that Elmhurst will soon have a library that meets their needs.”