Seaside Library Reopens With A Bang
The celebration included balloons, many in the shapes of sea animals, food, sparkling cider and lively bluegrass music from local band Breezy Grass that had patrons dancing.
Special guests included Representative Gregory Meeks, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder, City Councilman Eric Ulrich, and Queens Library President and CEO Thomas Galante.
The brightly painted library featured rearranged shelves, updated service desks, a new teen section and a spacious children’s area.
Adults and children who crowded into the packed afternoon event were able to take out brand new books, CD’s, DVD’s and new Playalong all-in-one audio books.
Library officials thanked Assemblyman Goldfeder for securing a grant toward rebuilding.
Seaside, a branch of the Queens Library system, reopened for regular hours on Monday, October 28th. The branch is located at 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.
The Arverne library is set to fully reopen in December, 2013. The Peninsula branch is scheduled to reopen its doors in the Fall of 2014. Both are operating out of temporary structures for now.