New York, NY 10035
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The renovation of the 117-year-old Library 125th Street Library will improve infrastructure and enhance service for all patrons. The 14,000-square-foot branch will get a remodel of its third floor (which has been inaccessible for decades); create dedicated and flexible spaces for programming; add individual reading areas for adults, children, and teens; and receive essential upgrades throughout including a new elevator, restrooms, and technology updates. The library is expected to open in fall 2023.
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About the Library
The 125th Street branch of The New York Public Library has served East Harlem since 1904. Reflecting the cultural diversity of the neighborhood, the library now offers books and magazines in English and Spanish and a strong African-American heritage collection.Learn more about this location Learn about capital construction projects at this location