Queens Library welcomes back Bellerose branch
by Shane Miller
Aug 06, 2014 | 582 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Library staff help patrons use the new check-out kiosks at the Bellerose Library.
Library staff help patrons use the new check-out kiosks at the Bellerose Library.
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The Queens Library welcome a branch back to its system last week, celebrating the reopening of the newly renovated Bellerose branch on Hillside Avenue.

There's still a few finishing touches to be put on the makeover before its is complete, but the library is open – it has been closed since October - and last week patrons were enjoying some of the new features, including the self check-out and check-in stations.

"I am delighted to see this project finally come to fruition," said Councilman Mark Weprin. "These renovations have been four years in the making but when they are complete next month, my constituents will have access to a newer state-of-the-art facility."

Other features of the $1.66 million renovations include enjoy a bright, new décor, new teen area with computers, fast RFID self service check out and minor exterior upgrades.

"Revitalizing Queens Library at Bellerose is an investment in the community and the quality of life here,” said Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante. “More than 4 million people enriched their lives at this library in the past 35 years. We hope to welcome many more in the coming decades."
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