BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY'S KINGS HIGHWAY LIBRARY TO UNDERGO $7.1 MILLION IN MAJOR RENOVATION

August 10, 2005
Built in 1952, Kings Highway Library’s much needed $7.1 million renovation is being funded by the City of New York. The project is expected to be completed in two years.

The renovation has been designed by Li Saltsman Architects, PC, and will include the following changes:

•New heating, cooling, and ventilation systems (HVAC)
•New lighting, carpeting, wall finishes, ceilings and paint throughout
•New furniture and signage
•New electrical and telecommunications wiring
•Purchase of new electronic equipment including PCs for public use
•Complete compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the installation of an elevator
•New bathrooms
•A new roof
•A First Five Years Reading Area with age-specialized furniture, computers, learning tools and books for babies and preschoolers.

Throughout the construction, Bookmobile service will be available Monday through Friday, from 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m., in front of the Kings Highway Library, beginning Monday, August 15, 2005. Beginning on Tuesday, August 16th, a second bookmobile will provide additional library service at the same location on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additionally, the following near-by libraries will remain open: Flatlands Library, Midwood Library, Highlawn Library, Sheepshead Bay Library, and Homecrest.

For directions to any of these libraries or more information on Kings Highway Library, please visit www.bklynlibrary.org
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