This library was built in 1924, and was the last built in the city with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. Renovations honored its rich history while accommodating 21st century library technology.
“In nearly 40 years, the Woodhaven library has not seen any significant upgrades, and this massive renovation provides residents with a first–class library that will fit their needs,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who was thanked by students and librarian Kenneth Gordon in song for allocating money to fund the work.
Renovations include a self-check out system, new circulations desk, and a handicap-accessible restroom.
During the renovations, Woodhaven residents and other patrons had access to a limited selections of library materials in the basement until August 9, when it was closed to finalize the work.
“Queens Library at Woodhaven has deep roots in the community,” said library president and CEO Thomas Galante. “The upgrades to the library will help us continue to provide resources far into the future.”