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Two Harlem Libraries Close for Floor Repairs

By Gustavo Solis | February 17, 2015 2:34pm
 The library on 125th Street will be closed for repairs until February 23, according to the New York Public Library.
The library on 125th Street will be closed for repairs until February 23, according to the New York Public Library.
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HARLEM — Two neighborhood libraries closed since the start of February will be getting $50,000 repairs, according to the New York Public Library.

Macomb’s Bridge Library, on 2650 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Bvld., and George Bruce Library on 518 West 125th St., are getting new flooring, said Amy Geduldig a library spokeswoman.

Both branches closed February 2 and are scheduled to reopen February 23, she added.

People who ordered books from Macomb’s Bridge Library will be able to pick them up at Countee Cullen Library on 104 West 136th St. Residents who use the George Bruce Library can pick up requested materials at the Hamilton Grange Library on 504 West 145th St, according to the New York Public Library website.

The repairs are part of a $130,000 project to improve five Manhattan branches. Public libraries in all five boroughs need more than $1 billion in repairs, according to a report by the Center for an Urban Future that was released last fall. 

The other libraries included in the project are the 67th Street Library and Webster Library in the Upper East Side and New Amsterdam Library in the Financial District, Geduldig said.