By Gregg McQueen
It’s a size up for these stacks.
The new Macomb’s Bridge library is a big deal – literally – for Harlem residents.
Once the smallest branch in the New York Public Library (NYPL) system at only 685 square feet, Macomb’s Bridge now has a new facility nearly five times the size.
Located at 2633 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, the new branch was unveiled in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 30.
Tony Marx, President of NYPL, called the previous branch “small but mighty” and praised the staff for making the most of the limited resources they had at the old location, which was used for 65 years.
“The community deserved better, and they deserved better for a long time,” Marx said.
The new, 3,375 square-foot branch is nestled within the Harlem River Houses public housing complex and features an adult reading room, community room, numerous computer stations and a children’s section. It is also wheelchair accessible.