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Sunnyside Library to Close for Two Months For Construction

Sunnyside Library (Photo: Queens Post)

Oct. 20, 2020 By Christian Murray

The Sunnyside library, located at 43-06 Greenpoint Ave., will be closing once again—although this time it will be for construction as opposed to COVID-19.

The branch will close on Thursday, Nov. 5 for approximately two months as the Queens Public Library, which oversees the branch, works on automating the front doors to bring them into ADA compliance.

The Sunnyside branch, which has been operating on a “to-go” model since reopening on Sept. 28, will no longer be taking item requests for to-go service.

Under the “to-go” model, residents can request items online, through the QPL app or by phone and pick them up in a designated area of a branch building

Items that have already been put on hold at Sunnyside can still be picked up at the branch through Nov 4.

Returns will not be accepted at the branch during the closure and will need to be dropped off at other branch libraries in the system.

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Daniel Farrey

I would hope that the sunnyside branch would be opening within this month. However no date has been given when I asked.

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LIC DIRECT

It was closed for months due to covid and they could not use that time to fix up the place? Amazing and how about the JVB $40 million dollar library by Gantry with the cracks and leaky roof, small elevator and not ADA compliant, and unsafe for kids who want to climb the bookshelf Wall, why did he have to spend all that money? Where are all those kids Ahhh they moved to Westchester, LI and the Hamptons never to.return to NYC crappy schools, the roaming criminals gangs, mentally ill, bail reform revolving criminals control the streets. Want a book go to.the free book.store on 43rd street…… and skillman.

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Book Lover

I have a lot of books to return and I don’t drive. How am I supposed to carry all these books to Jackson Heights? There are too many to carry on a bus. They should waive all late fees until the Sunnyside branch reopens.

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Book Lover

Al: I have over 40 books that I took out before the city shutdown. Tell me how I should carry 40 books to the Jackson Heights library without a car.

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Bite the bullet and take an Uber.

Or do multiple trips.

No one told you to take out that many books at once. How’d you get them home??

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Cab it.

Or get an old lady cart and roll along!

Duh?

Did this pandemic destroy the parts of the brain that controls common sense and problem solving???

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ann

We are also happy to announce that there will be no fines and fees on any library materials checked out this year until January 4, 2021 at the earliest. Additionally, all blocks on library cards with fines and fees of $15 have been lifted until further notice. (Queens Public Library)

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Open the Woodside Branch!

They *just* re-opened, and now I need to return the books I checked out to Jackson Heights? This is ridiculous. Can they at least open the Woodside Branch if they must close the Sunnyside branch?

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ann

We are also happy to announce that there will be no fines and fees on any library materials checked out this year until January 4, 2021 at the earliest. Additionally, all blocks on library cards with fines and fees of $15 have been lifted until further notice. (Queens Public Library)

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Need it sooner

It takes two months because the bricks needed for around the doorway are being walked here from the midwest.

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Dan the Man

Hi , is this the library where Jimmy Van Bramer worked at? I remember is job was to go around and if the kids were making too much noise, he would tell them to ” shoosh” he would make a face.

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Then we need him to go to Woodside library.

And he can start by carpeting those ridiculous stairwells.

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Oscar

Two months. To install automatic doors.
Two months. Those doors better damn well lead to a time/space portal.

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Julie

I now prefer to read and research literature online from home. I use my new tablet and phone. I found so many great recipes. Im trying to eat healthy and lose weight because im at a higher risk for complications in case i get covid. I was in the ER recently and had a horrible experience with the healthcare staff at mount sinai in Astoria. They need to let at least one family member or friend stay with patients to advocate for loved ones because i felt like they could care less.

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Larry

Ah, SuperWittySmitty, self-appointed arbiter of all that is progressively correct, is now policing grammar!
(Perhaps, not so witty after all.)

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