Flushing Library celebrates 20 years

Screen shot via Google Maps

Screen shot via Google Maps

The best library in the world turns 20 this year, and to mark the occasion, it’s getting a huge infusion of funding.

Over the weekend, the Iris & Junming Le Foundation donated $135,000 to the branch. The funding was announced at a re-dedication ceremony.

Flushing Library, located at 41-17 Main Street, was first built in 1998. It was instantly recognized as an architectural landmark for future libraries.

It was designed by the firm Polshek and Partners, now known as Ennead, according to Queens Library. This building was the fourth Flushing branch to occupy the triangle space since the late 1800s.

Today, Flushing Library has more than 1.7 million visitors, who come for more than books. They come to attend programs, use computers, and access other important resources, including a circulation of 1 million materials.

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