By SAM RAPPAPORT
The Woodside Community Library will receive $6.5 million from the city for a comprehensive renovation. City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Woodside) and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) announced the project on Tuesday.
“Our city’s libraries are vital to enriching our communities, but many of our branches do not receive the funding they need to help our children and students grow,” Crowley said. “This is one of the most important investments we can make for our community.”
In addition to renovations of the library’s interior, the funding will support a modernization of the entire building.
“Libraries change lives,” Van Bramer said. “The $6.5 million for a completely renovated Woodside Library is a big deal for the children, seniors and everyday Woodsiders who use this essentially important community resource. Every Woodside resident deserves to have a modern, state-of-the-art library.”