Elmhurst Library

Elmhurst, East Elmhurst libraries to become ‘destinations’
Elmhurst, East Elmhurst libraries to become ‘destinations’
News Billy Rennison 8/03/2012 at 8:23AM

The Queens Library has turned the page on an era of basic brick buildings, beginning a new chapter of attractive edifices acting as neighborhood landmarks. During the fiscal crisis of the 1970s many libraries were “cinder block and institutional and really not aesthetically pleasing or a welcoming community space to be in,” said Joanne King, [...]

Group wants to preserve ‘historic’ Elmhurst library
Group wants to preserve ‘historic’ Elmhurst library
News Michael Pantelidis 12/27/2011 at 5:00PM

Over 106 years, some structures become staples of their communities. This is the sentiment one Elmhurst civic association has expressed regarding the neighborhood’s historic library, which is set to be torn down and replaced with a larger, more modern facility. Members of the Newtown Civic Association are puzzled by Queens Library’s decision to destroy the [...]

Elmhurst Library set to double in size
Elmhurst Library set to double in size
News Michael Pantelidis 11/01/2011 at 12:21PM

After many chapters in its current construction, Elmhurst Library’s story will finally have a new setting. The library, located at 86-01 Grand Avenue, will be closed effective November 7 and is moving to a temporary facility, located at 85-08 51st Avenue, while a new edifice is built on the existing site. The original library has [...]