Queens Library ‘is on the move,’ prez says

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz questions Queens Library officials on the construction of a new Rego Park branch during Monday’s meeting of the Borough Board. Library President Dennis Walcott said he will work with the community on getting the project started.

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz questions Queens Library officials on the construction of a new Rego Park branch during Monday’s meeting of the Borough Board. Library President Dennis Walcott said he will work with the community on getting the project started.

Walcott says he will work to have expansions, new branches started

The Queens Library system is “on the move” as a whole, its President Dennis Walcott said at Monday’s Borough Board meeting, but some wish it could move just a little bit quicker in their area.

“I see all these branches that are getting these expansions and, honestly, I’m a little bit jealous,” Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) said. “We’ve been talking about a Rego Park branch since I was in the Council the first time.”

Koslowitz spoke of the long-standing request to have a new branch built in the central Queens neighborhood after Walcott ran down a list of other library buildings that are being renovated or built throughout the borough, including the Elmhurst and East Elmhurst expansions and the creation of the Hunters Point branch. Continue reading »

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