Reservations Required

Kew Gardens Hills Library

Kew Gardens Hills, Queens

Exterior of building with grey metal facade and large corner window
Credit: Bruce Damont

Sun, October 17th, 2021

4:00pm — 5:00pm

In 2017, the Kew Gardens Hills Library of the Queens Public Library underwent an $8.1 million renovation that expanded the facility and made it fully ADA-accessible, led by the New York City Department of Design and Construction and WORKac.

The project increased the size of the library by 3,000-square-feet to 11,660-square-feet. The building has also been upgraded with state-of-the-art electrical, plumbing, temperature control and fire protection systems. Its large windows allow for natural light to enter deep into the building, which reduces the building’s carbon footprint. Additionally, the building is certified LEED Silver for environmental sustainability, and has a new green roof that helps shrink energy costs and better manages stormwater runoff.

Join Nick Buron, Chief Librarian of the Queens Public Library and Dan Wood of WORKAC on a tour of this vibrant social institution and learn about the impact of the renovation.

This event is offered during OHNY Weekend as a part of Radical Knowledge: Libraries as Community Catalysts, an ongoing program examining how libraries serve as both vibrant learning institutions and centers for their communities, providing physical and virtual spaces to enrich civic life, expand economic opportunity, and improve the quality of place and quality of life for New Yorkers.

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines:

Location revealed in reservation information

A childrens' library room with colorful chairs and low bookshelves
Washington Heights , Manhattan
Library interior with long blue welcome sign
Sold Out
Roosevelt Island , Manhattan
Red conveyer belt with books on it headed toward book sorters
Sold Out
Long Island City , Queens