Jan. 10, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
The Woodside Library has closed to undergo emergency floor repairs related to exposed asbestos tiles at the site.
A spokesperson for the library system said the problems at the Woodside branch, located at 54-22 Skillman Ave., have to do with the carpet tiles on the floor curling up after undergoing a cleaning recently. The curled carpet tiles, in turn, have exposed asbestos tiles underneath them.
“The asbestos tiles must be removed before the flooring is replaced,” the Queens Library spokesperson said.
The Queens Library added that they are figuring out a time frame and cost estimate for the repair work. An assessment will determine when the library will reopen, they said.
The library system said they will be able to make a decision on providing mobile library service once the time frame for the floor replacement becomes clear.
The Woodside Library has been closed since Jan. 3, according to e-mail notifications.