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Court Square library is expanding to keep pace with influx of new residents

courtsquareFeb. 17, By Michael Florio

While the construction of the library at Hunters Point continues to be caught up in red tape, the library in Court Square will be expanding this spring.

The library, called the Queens Library of Court Square, will be 3,200 square feet in total, up from its current total of 2,000 sqf.

The additional space was donated by Citibank and is adjacent to the existing library at 2501 Jackson Ave,which is on the ground floor of the Citibank Building.

“The [new] space is going to encompass a children’s room and a separate meetings/program room,” said Joanne King, Director of Communications with the Queens Library.

This expansion will allow the library to better serve the needs of the growing community, King said.

“Right now, the library has a tiny children’s section…but there are a lot of kids in the neighborhood,” she said.

The expansion will also allow the adult section to grow, as it will take over the current space occupied by the children’s section, King said.

The expansion is expected to be completed sometime late spring or early summer.

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  1. This is wonderful news! About time Citi is doing something useful to that crappy plot of land. It if fenced in and attracts all types of junk, as well as a safety hazard, let along eye sore!

  2. It’s not the abandoned lot. It’s the retail space next door.

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