The Bayside Library will close for several months at the end of the year to allow for renovations, a spokeswoman for the Queens Public Library said.
The library, located at 214-20 Northern Blvd., will shut its doors at the end of the day on Dec. 29 and remain closed for several months for the upgrade, said Joanne King, the library’s spokeswoman.
The branch will reopen in the summer of 2013.
Renovations to the library will include the installation of RFID self-service check out and 24/7 check-in machines.
The upgrade will also include the creation of areas for adults, teens and children as well as new décor and handicap accessibility.
The total cost of renovations is $1.3 million.
During construction, customers will be able to visit a mobile library that will park in front of the branch or any other Queens Library location.
Nearby branches include the East Flushing Library at 196-36 Northern Blvd. and the Douglaston-Little Neck Library at 249-01 Northern Blvd.