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Queens Public Library Closes Eight Branches Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19

Hunters Point Library (Photo: Queens Library)

Dec. 28, 2021 By Christian Murray

The Queens Public Library announced Monday that it has closed eight of its 61 branches due to staff shortages stemming from COVID-19.

The library system said the branches have been closed until further due to staff members testing positive.

The branches that have temporarily closed include the following locations: Bellerose; Glen Oaks; Hunters Point; Elmhurst; Jackson Heights; McGoldrick in Flushing; Peninsula in Rockaway Beach; and South Jamaica. The Whitestone branch was closed for a short time Monday but has since reopened.

The library system said that the status of the branches will be updated on its website or the public can call 718-990-0728.

All branches will also be closed on Friday, Dec. 31; on New Year’s Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022; and on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

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