Students from PS 317Q join Seaside Library manager Matthew Allison, Councilman Eric Ulrich, Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and 100 Precinct Community Council President Danny Ruscillo to cut the ribbon on the renovated library. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg
The Seaside Library on Beach 117 reopened its doors last Thursday after a renovation that included upgrades of a new teen area and all new furnishings for the adult and children’s areas. The facility also has all new lighting, flooring and a new fully accessible bathroom. The technological upgrades include the installation of RFID technology for self check-in and self check-out of library materials.
The total investment in the Seaside Library was more than $1 million including funds allocated by New York State Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich.
Adults gather to read the paper or work on the computer at the renovated facility. Below: Visitors are now greeted by a new customer service center.
Pheffer, Galante and Ulrich accept a presentation to the library from Miss Cone and her class from PS 317Q. The artwork, made by the class and scheduled to be on temporary display, is a collage inspired by the book, “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle. Children from the school also took part in a poem, the theme of which is, ‘the important thing about reading,’ and presented a signed banner proclaiming ‘Seaside Students are Proud Patrons of the Seaside Library.’