A Long Island City library is one step closer to being built.
The Hunters Point Community Library is receiving an additional 3 million dollars in funding. Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer says he's allocating the money for furniture and books. Library officials and trustees joined Van Bramer to reveal a model of what the finished library will look like.
“The children of this community, the seniors of this community, the families of this community--they deserve this library, they deserved it a long time ago. And finally we are delivering on this promise,” Van Bramer said.
“Libraries are a heart of any community, and the families and other residents that are here in this newer community are eager to have that kind of community center,” added Interim Library CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey.
Altogether, Van Bramer has allocated a total of six million dollars to the 33 million dollar project. It is slated for the corner of Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue.
The Hunters Point branch will be the first to be built in Queens in over twenty years - and is expected to be done by the fall of 2017.