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Community celebrates renovated Queens Library branch damaged by Sandy

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

It's been nearly a year and a half since Superstorm Sandy tore through the Queens Library Arverne brancg in the Rockaways. Now it is back in business.

Sandy left behind 4 feet of water. A massive renovation -- gutting, cleaning, repainting, rewiring -- was needed to get everything back up to speed.

The library, which reopened March 18, is a vital part of the community. People come here for a lot more than reading. It offers help with job search, after school programs for kids, and ESL classes. And of course there are the books.

Friday's grand reopening was a celebration for the community thrilled to have its library back.

The Queens Library has five branches in the Rockaways. Sandy destroyed the peninsula branch. Right now it is operating out of a trailer.

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