Groundbreaking on New Roosevelt Island Library

October 12, 2018

library groundbreaking

Senator Serrano joined New York Public Library (NYPL) President Tony Marx, NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Lorraine Grillo, and other Roosevelt Island elected officials to break ground on a new, larger Roosevelt Island Library branch. The project will more than double library space on Roosevelt Island and is projected to be completed in late 2019.

"Libraries provide New Yorkers with lifelong educational opportunities and are critical to the well-being of our neighborhoods. NYPL’s Roosevelt Island branch has done a wonderful job of providing much-needed services and programming for this community, and I look forward to the possibilities of an expanded space. Many thanks to President Marx, Commissioner Grillo, and my colleagues in government for working to provide an enhanced library experience for Roosevelt Island residents while keeping an eye toward accessibility and environmental sustainability."