Nov. 17, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
The East Elmhurst library will be closed for the next three months while it undergoes a renovation to expand its floor space by more than 4,500 square feet.
The $8.9 million expansion will nearly double the size of the now 7,500 square foot library. The new section will include a new multipurpose meeting room and the façade will be redone as well.
Though the library will be completely closed for three months for the most disruptive period of construction beginning November 23, the project is slated to be fully completed by the fall of 2018.
During the closure, a mobile library will provide limited library service at the East Elmhurst location every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning December 2, but the Library is encouraging people to use the nearby Langston Hughes, Corona and Jackson Heights community libraries for full service.