WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Talk about a birthday present.
Just days after its 100th birthday, the Washington Heights Library will reopen Monday morning with a $12.4 million renovation and new technology, including 65 computers and oversized touch screens for public programs.
After four years closed, the library at 1000 St. Nicholas Ave. will reopen with new furniture, ample natural light, a wheelchair-accessible elevator and lift, and additional programming space after offices were converted to community areas.
"I know people are very excited to have it reopen, and I think they’re going to be completely thrilled when they see it," NYPL spokeswoman Amy Geduldig said.
The New York Public Library closed the branch, which first opened for business on Feb. 27, 1914, in April 2010 to begin the renovation, which was done in two stages over four years.
The library will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, just four days after its centennial.