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Forest Hills Library to Close for 6 Weeks of Roof Repairs This Spring

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | April 18, 2017 2:18pm
 The Forest Hills Library is closing this Friday for about six weeks.
The Forest Hills Library is closing this Friday for about six weeks.
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QUEENS — The Forest Hills Library will close for about six weeks this spring for major roof repairs, library officials said.

The popular library, which provides numerous educational and family programs, will shutter beginning Friday, April 21 at 6 p.m.

The $650,000 repair job, sponsored by Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, will completely replace the building’s roof which has been leaking for several years. 

While the branch, at 108-19 71st Ave., remains closed, its patrons will be able to use the mobile library, which will be available at the site twice a week — on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the library said.

The bus will be stationed at the corner of 108th Street and 71st Avenue.

Locals can also visit the neighborhood's second branch — the North Forest Park Library — at 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

The library was initially scheduled to close in November, but the closure was delayed until all city work permits were approved, Queens Library spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon said.

The branch is among the five busiest in the borough, lending out about 389,000 items per year, according to the Queens Library.