Neighborhood Library to Close for 15 Months to Add ‘Teen Room’ and Make Structural Improvements

By Kimberly Spring

Dear Library Patron,

The New York Public Library’s Bloomingdale branch will close for approximately 15 months beginning on Saturday, February 16, 2019, to undergo an over $3 million improvement project. The branch is scheduled to reopen in 2020.

During this temporary closure, patrons are encouraged to use two nearby branches:

  • Morningside Heights Library (2900 Broadway, Manhattan)
  • St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan)

To further accommodate the community, Bloomingdale Library is partnering with community organizations to continue branch programming in the neighborhood throughout the temporary closure. Please check our website for updated information.

The Bloomingdale improvement project—funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio, The New York City Council, New York City Council Member Mark Levine, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer—includes a new dedicated teen room that will allow teens to talk, engage in group study, use computers, or work independently without disturbing other patrons. The project also provides much-needed upgrades to the second floor restrooms and adds new drinking fountains.

Read the full article here.

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