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Image source: Marble Fairbanks – more artist renderings of the library can be found here

The NY Daily News reports on a “swanky new library” that will open this coming spring in Glen Oaks (255-01 Union Turnpike – GMAP), at its location not far from the Queens County Farm Museum. The library used to be housed in a two-story brick building from the 1950s (photo here) and was demolished in 2010; its needs had outgrown the old building.

The $17.1 million, 18,000 square foot building will have a “three-level edifice with a glassy exterior” containing the circulating library itself, as well as a “cyber center” (public computers), reading lounge, outdoor space, and community meeting spaces.