New York: Queens Library Receives $14M for Capital Improvements
Borough President Melinda Katz announced an allocation of $14 million of her Fiscal Year 2016 discretionary capital funds for important expansions, renovations and technology across 12 library branches throughout the borough.
“The millions of families who rely on the Queens Library services deserve nothing less than a world-class library system,” said Borough President KATZ. “The Board of Trustees – which the Mayor and I reformed in 2014 thanks to prompt state legislation – continues to move the Library in the right direction consistent with its educational purpose. This capital allocation will help ensure the Queens Library branches remain up-to-date and better able to serve its educational purpose as a community hub of learning, literacy and culture.”
The $14 million allocation breaks down as follows:
$3.8 million for the expansion of the Queens Library at Arverne
$3.5 million for interior renovations at the Queens Library at Baisley Park
$96,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at Bay Terrace
$500,000 for the upgrading of the HVAC system at the Queens Library at Douglaston/Little Neck
$65,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at Douglaston/Little Neck
$81,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at East Flushing
$2.75 million for a second elevator at the Queens Library at Flushing
$800,000 for a roof replacement at the Queens Library at Ozone Park
$78,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at Rosedale
$2.2 million for exterior façade and multi-purpose room renovations at the Queens Library at St. Albans
$81,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at South Ozone Park
$95,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at Steinway
$122,000 for security cameras at the Queens Library at Woodhaven.
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