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Queens Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0700

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Queens Library is to provide quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of its diverse and changing population.

The Library is a forum for all points of view and adheres to the principles of intellectual freedom as expressed in the Library Bill of Rights formulated by the American Library Association.

Vision:

The Queens Library represents a fundamental public good in our democracy. It assures the right, the privilege and the ability of individuals to choose and pursue any direction of thought, study or action they wish.

The Library provides the capital necessary for us to understand the past and plan for the future. It is also our collective memory, since history and human experience are best preserved in writing.

As Queens Library enters its second century, it will be universally recognized as the most dynamic public library in the nation. This recognition will arise from: the Library''s dedication to the needs of its diverse communities; its advocacy and support of appropriate technology; the excellence of its collections; the commitment of its staff to its customers and the very highest ideals of library service.

We at Queens Library believe deeply in equity and that libraries are fundamental in empowering people to take charge of their lives, their governments and their communities. In this way, Queens Library has an essential role to play in the new millennium. The collections we build, the access we provide and the technologies we embrace will carry the people of Queens into a productive and creative future. Please join the Library in this quest.


Recent News

Mikisha Morris is New Executive Director at Langston HughesCommunity Library and Cultural Center

Queens Library has announced that Dr. Mikisha Morris has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako) who will be retiring in July. The…

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Queens Library and Local 1321 Sign Agreements

Queens Library and Local 1321 Queens Library Guild Sign Agreement to Hire New Security Guards, Change Vacation Accrual Jamaica, NY -- Queens Library and Local 1321 Queens Library Guild signed agreements today to change the way represented staff…

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Queens Library to Hold Open Budget Hearing

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017. The public is invited to find out what the library's funding priorities are, and to give the library their input. Public comments are invited. Speakers may sign up upon arrival,…

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Hip-Hop Legend Darryl ‘DMC’ Mcdaniels Talks About His Music, Comics At Queens Library

JAMAICA, NY---Queens Library welcomed hip-hop pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, who discussed his life in hip hop and publishing comics. The program was hosted by music legend and TV personality Ralph McDaniels. It took place at Queens Central Library…

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Queens Library Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that Queens Library is a recipient of a grant to explore the impact of demographic changes over the last 50 years in the borough through digitization events, community history programs, and…

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Assembly Member Nolan, Council Majority Leader Van Bramer, Queens Library Interim President/CEO Open Library Expansion In Court Square

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY---New York State Assembly Member Catherine Nolan; New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer; Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library; the Friends of the Court Square Library and the…

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Queens Library Celebrates Six-Days Of Service; Historic Investment in Libraries by Mayor and Council Opens the Library Door

JAMAICA, NY---Every library in every neighborhood is now open six days a week! To celebrate, Queens Library invited everyone to free gala programs on Sat. Nov. 21. NYC Council Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Majority Leader Jimmy Van…

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Queens Library Launches Giving Week Campaign

Friends of the Briarwood Library Invite the Community to Make a Giving Tree/Menorah to Buy Library Books The Friends of the Briarwood Library invite the community to hang an ornament on their Giving Tree/Menorah to honor friends and loved ones. The…

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Queens Library Announces New Hip-Hop Coordinator

Queens Library has announced that legendary DJ, VJ, producer and pioneer hip-hop personality "Uncle" Ralph McDaniels has joined the library as its first Hip Hop Coordinator. Mr. McDaniels will be working with Queens Library to build relationships…

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Six Days of Library Service in Every Community!

JAMAICA, NY -- Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of Nov. 15. To celebrate, Queens Library invites everyone to free gala programs on Sat. Nov. 21. Special guests will be joining us on that day. But…

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Celebrate Six Days of Queens Library Service

Jamaica, NY -- Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of Nov. 15. To celebrate, Queens Library invites everyone to free gala programs on Sat. Nov. 21. Special guests will be joining us on that day. But…

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Queens Library Has More Mobile Hot Spots for Loan, and More Sitesto Borrow Google Tablets

Queens Library has announced that it has expanded its mobile technology lending program. Using their free Queens Library cards, library customers will be able to borrow free mobile hot spots at more libraries. The mobile hot spots provide free…

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Queens Library to Begin Expanded Library Service

JAMAICA NY---Queens Library will expand its hours of service beginning the week of November 15, 2015. It will give library-users across the borough increased access to the library’s computers, free books and other materials, help with school work…

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Queens Library and TITAN Theatre Company Join Forces To PresentMonthly Staged Readings of The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare

JAMAICA, NY - Queens Library and TITAN Theatre Company announced that they will be teaming up for an ambitious outreach program titled "Shakespeare in Queens" that will present staged readings of the entire canon of Shakespeare's plays at community…

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New UPK Site Opens at Queens Library at Ravenswood

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY--- Borough President Melinda Katz, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery, Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora of the NYC Department of Design and Construction and Queens Library's Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey announced the…

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Announcing: A New Queens Library at Far Rockaway

Elected officials from all levels of government gathered to announce that a new Queens Library at Far Rockaway is funded and is moving forward. The $29.75 million project will be the third library built on the same site at Central Avenue and Mott…

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Borough President Katz'S Capital Funding To Queens Library

"Queens Library greatly appreciates the investment Borough President Katz is making in library infrastructure and technology. Creating inviting, inspiring spaces and keeping our library buildings in a state of good repair protects the resources …

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Rockaways Wave Good-Bye To The Temporary Queens Library Building

ROCKAWAY BEACH, NY, - Staff gathered together to wave good-bye to the temporary library building that has housed the Queens Library on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 92nd Street since shortly after Superstorm Sandy. The temporary modular…

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Rockaways Summer of Health at Queens Library

QUEENS LIBRARY wants to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for Rockaway residents. Rockaway Summer of Health and Fitness is designed to educate and get the Rockaway residents fit and heathy. Queens Library will be offering a…

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Queens Library at Peninsula Closing to Move

The temporary building housing Queens Library at Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard at the foot of the Cross Bay Bridge, will close at the end of business on Saturday, July 18 to allow the library to re-locate to the newly-rebuilt building.…

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GI Bill and VA Benefits Questions To Get Answers at Queens Library

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System and Queens Library are hosting a Town Hall for Veterans. It will give veterans authoritative information about their benefits and eligibility. Queens Library will also be providing information on Queens Library's…

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18 Children Graduate From Queens Library’S Inaugural Pre-K Class

WOODHAVEN, NY — Eighteen school-ready children took the next big step toward academic success as they “graduated” from Queens Library’s Pre-Kindergarten. Queens Library’s pre-K is the first library-run pre-K in the U.S. NY City Council…

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More Free Hot Spots at Queens Library

Queens Library has announced that 500 additional mobile hot spots will be available for loan, beginning in July. Mobile hot spots provide free internet access in your home, school or anywhere a cell phone signal is available. The devices are…

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Time Warner Cable Partners with Queens Library to Showcase New ‘See How Cable Works’ Exhibitry

Sponsorship Provides Educational Resources at Children’s Library Discovery Center Jamaica, NY - Queens Library’s Children’s Library Discovery Center (Jamaica, NY) announced June 22, 2015 a partnership with Time Warner Cable to feature “See…

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Queens Library's Leadership Donates Sick Leave

Members of the Leadership Team of Queens Library (Jamaica NY) got together today to sign donation forms for the library's new Donated Sick leave Program, a first for a NYC library. Under the direction of Interim President and CEO Bridget…

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Queens Library To Host Program On Digital Citizenship

Queens Library will be hosting a program on "Digital Citizenship: What Every Parent Should Know About Children and Technology." Topics will include the history and benefits of technology, the technological disconnect between generations,…

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Langston Hughes Wins $20,000 for Programs andMaterials in NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

More Than 13,000 Nominations from New Yorkers Yielded the Five Winning Branch Libraries New York, NY -- The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation announced last night the five winners of the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood…

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Queens Library's Statement - Mayor's Executive Budget

Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President & CEO of Queens Library, said, "We appreciate Mayor de Blasio's much needed investment in upgrading library facilities, and that libraries are included in the City's 10-year capital plan for the first time.…

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140 Adults Celebrate Their High School Graduations Through Queens Library

They Prepped for Diplomas at Queens Library; Now They Are Rocking Their Mortarboards! Jamaica, NY - NYC Council Member I. Daneek Miller; other government and community leaders; Queens Library's Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey and…

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Queens Library Interim Head Earns MBA Honors

Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library, was inducted into the St. John's University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma last week. Beta Gamma Sigma is "the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB…

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Queens Library Celebrates 8 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop

Jamaica, NY - Queens Library announces 8 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop from May 2-9, the follow up to the 2014 Hip Hop Elements hit program series. Hip hop legend "Uncle" Ralph McDaniel's, author Cynthia Horner, urban fashion icon Keith Perrin, Hip Hop…

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'Invest in Libraries' Campaign Holds Lobby Day at City Council Headquarters

Library Patrons, Volunteers and Union Members Brief Council Members on Need for Increased Operating Expenses, Capital Funds; New Report Highlights How New Yorkers Benefit from Investment in Libraries New York, NY - Hundreds of library patrons,…

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Rally / Meeting with a Council Member

Invest in Libraries / Invertir en las Bibliotecas Queens Library, along with New York Public and Brooklyn Public, is holding its first-ever Lobby Day at 250 Broadway, where the offices of the City Council Members are located. Small group schedules…

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Discovery Day Engineering Fair is Backdrop to Major Gift Announcement for Queens Library

Jamaica, NY -- Husam Ahmad, Founder and Chairman/CEO of HAKS Engineers, Uzma Ahmad; and Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library announced a gift to the Children's Library Discovery Center during a Discovery Day Engineering…

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Friends Of Douglaston-Little Neck Library and Queens Library Foundation Partner To Raise Funds For Books

The Friends of the Douglaston-Little Neck Library, in partnership with Queens Library Foundation, has kicked off a campaign to raise funds for books and other library materials. With a goal of raising $25,000 by June 30, the group is working to…

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Council Member Richards Aids Job Hunters at Queens Library

Queens Library's Job and Business Academy Offers free workshops for job seekers who want to become qualified to work as security guards. One of the job qualifications is to be fingerprinted, which usually carries a fee. Council Member Donovan…

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Queens Library Appoints Director of Government Affairs

Queens Library has announced that Jonathan Chung has joined the organization as the Director of Government Affairs. He reports directs to the Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey. Prior to joining the Queens Library, Jonathan served as…

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Queens Library Has More Mobile Hot Spots for Loan, and More Sites to Borrow Google Tablets

Queens Library has announced that it is expanded its mobile technology lending program to more libraries in the coming weeks. Using their free Queens Library cards, library customers will be able to borrow free mobile hot spots at more libraries.…

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Queens Library at Steinway to Close Briefly for Upgrade

Queens Library at Steinway, 21-45 31st Street in Astoria, will be closed temporarily from April 2 - April 7 while self-service book returns are installed inside the library. Customers are invited to use any other Queens Library during the closure.…

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Finalists Announced For 2nd Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

More Than 13,000 Nominations Yield 10 Finalists – From All Five Boroughs. New York, NY---The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation announced on March 23, 2015 the 10 finalists for the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library…

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City's 3 Libraries Launch Campaign to 'Invest in Libraries'

New York, NY---On Mar 20, 2015, the city's library presidents joined advocates and elected officials to launch a major campaign, "Invest in Libraries," to reverse years of neglect and urge City leaders to appropriately fund New York's public…

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Sign Up for SNAP at Queens Library

Food and Rent Assistance Outreach Events Will Be Held at Several Library Locations This April 2015 Jamaica, NY -- According to recent studies, 1 in 3 New Yorkers over the age of 65 lives in poverty, and 35 percent of older adults in New York City…

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Council Member Constantinides Gets a Lesson on Queens Library iPads

ASTORIA, NY---NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides and Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library had a demonstration today from neighborhood teens and children on how much they have learned on the library's iPads. The…

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Find the Sheet Music You Need at Queens Library!

Over 80,000 Free Music Scores Available in the Central Library’s Collection   JAMAICA, NY---Composers, musicians and aficionados alike were disappointed to hear that the last classical sheet music store in New York City will be closing its doors…

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Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Enterprises

Jamaica, CA -- The  Queens Library  in collaboration with The New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library presents programs in English “Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Enterprises” Admission is Free.   Can…

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Statement by Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO Queens Library

New York City Council Finance Committee Jointly with Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations and Subcommittee on Libraries I am Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of the Queens Library. I want to…

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Queens Library Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

February 2015 - Queens Library invites the community to attend tax counseling and E-filing workshops this season. IRS-trained counselors will be available to help community members complete 2014 personal income tax returns at several Library…

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Queens Library Celebrates Women's History Month

Queens Library invites the community to celebrate Women's History Month this March 2015. Join us in commemorating noteworthy women throughout history with stories, music, a teleconference discussion, a women's health workshop, and entertainment for…

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Teen Career Development at Queens Library

Calling all ambitious teens! Queens Library invites teens of all ages for workshops on career development, including business planning, renewable energy design, NYPD Explorers, and information sessions about online job applications, and volunteering…

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3-Year Old Cuts Ribbon at Queens Library

3-year old Isabella Salgueiro cut the ribbon to open the newly-renovated Children's Room at Queens Library at Broadway. Queens Library's Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Assembly Member Aravella…

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Queens Library's Board of Trustees Elects Officers

Queens Library's Board of Trustees has elected new officers. Carl Seldin Koerner has been elected Chair of the Board; Judy Bergtraum has been elected Vice Chair; Michael Rodriguez is the Treasurer; Earl Simons is the Assistant Treasurer; Robert…

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An Old Promise Kept, A New Promise Made

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined library officials and members of the community amid the snow drifts to announce that the long-awaited Queens Library at Hunters Point, on Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue, is proceeding into active…

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Friends of Corona Library Chartered

The first Friends of the Corona Library were chartered on January 5, to support that vibrant and vital community library. The Friends of Queens Library strengthen the Queens Library as a whole through legislative advocacy, program planning,…

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Queens Library at Court Square Closing

Queens Library at Court Square, 25-01 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City will be temporarily CLOSED January 5 - 7, 2015 for construction. Regular service will resume Thurs. Jan. 8. The library is being expanded for better customer service.

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Council Member Richards Cuts The Ribbon on Queens Library at Rosedale

Council member Donovan Richards joined Queens Library Interim President and CEO, Bridget Quinn-Carey, NYC Department of Design and Construction Associate Commissioner Christine Flaherty and members of the community to officially mark the reopening…

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Great Winter Recess Events for Kids and Teens at Queens Library

Students Can Enjoy Their Time Off from School at Community Libraries All Over Queens Jamaica, NY -- Winter Recess for New York City students starts this Wednesday, December 24, 2014. But kids and teens don’t have to sit at home bored during their…

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Queens Library Announces New Public Service Hours

Queens Library has announced it will have new public service hours, effective January 5, 2015. The new hours will offer later evening hours and earlier morning hours in all locations. "Many library users have told us they wanted later evenings in…

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Queens Library is Lending Free Mobile Hot Spots

Queens Library is lending free mobile hot spots to library card holders. The devices, which are smaller than most cell phones, provide internet access to any wifi enabled device almost anywhere. The mobile hot spots will provide an internet…

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Vincent Arcur Jr. Elected President of Queens Library Foundation Board

Jamaica, NY - The Queens Library Foundation is pleased to announce that Vincent Arcuri Jr. has been named president of its Board of Directors. Arcuri is currently the chair of Queens Community Board 5 and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the…

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Queens Library Announces Expansion of Workforce

City Funding Increase Paves the Way to Hire Full Time Custodians, Librarians, and Clerks Jamaica, NY - Queens Library announces it will be increasing its workforce by 50 full time unionized positions. The expansion in hiring is made possible…

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Central Library's Teen Space and Children's Library Discovery Center to Close for 2 Days

The Teen Space and the Children's Library Discovery Center at the Central Library in Jamaica will be closed temporarily on November 6, 2014 and November 7, 2014 to permit installation of new flooring. During that time, all other Central Library…

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Queens Library Expands Lending Free Google Tablets

Queens Library will begin lending Google Tablets from the community library at 108-19 71st Avenue in Forest Hills on October 22, 2014 and from the Flushing Library at 41-17 Main Street at Kissena Boulevard on October 29, 2014. Additional libraries…

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Celebrate Friends of the Library Week

National Friends of Libraries Week. It is a national recognition celebrating the people who volunteer their time to advocate for and raise funds for their local libraries. Queens Library has 29 Chapters of the Friends of the Library, with more than…

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Queens Library Will Receive An Award For Educational Use Of Archives: Queens Memory

JAMAICA, NY---“Queens Library is proud to announce that we are part of project  called “Memories of Migration.”  The lead agency on the grant is the Santa Ana Public Library.  Our $25,000 share of the grant will fund 40 Queens Memory…

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Volunteers Keep Queens Library at Astoria Blooming This Summer

Queens Library at Astoria has one of the nicest gardens around, thanks to student volunteers from Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria. Under the leadership of Marlena Nadler, about a dozen students gave back to the community by helping to…

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Queens Library News: An Opportunity to Show Your Work/Benefit Queens Library

Queens Library Foundation and the Crossing Art Gallery of Flushing invite submissions for "The View Over here," an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014. The exhibition seeks to view aesthetic…

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Queens Library Launches "Where in Queens" Website

JAMAICA, NY - Mikkel Svane, CEO, Zendesk and Kelvin Watson, Queens Library's VP - Digital Strategies and Service, launched the "Where in Queens" website On September 18. "Where in Queens" helps users connect to social services closest to where they…

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Statements from Queens Library and from Bridget Quinn-Carey

A Statement from Queens Library The Board of Trustees of Queens Library met September 11, 2014.  - The Board approved a motion that places Thomas W. Galante on paid administrative leave, effective immediately. Bridget Quinn-Carey, the current…

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Queens Library at Lefferts Has Re-Opened

Queens Library at 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill has re-opened for public service following a roof renovation. Normal hours of operation have resumed. The library re-opened ahead of schedule. The project was managed by the New York City…

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Queens Library Named For 2014 'Best Practices'

The New York Library Association's Public Libraries Section has announced that Queens Library will receive the prestigious 2014 Best Practices Award for the development of its Mobile Discovery and Delivery Platform. The award is given every two…

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Queens Library at Hollis Closing Temporarily

Queens Library at 202-05 Hillside Avenue in Hollis will close temporarily at the close of business on September 12, 2014 while a new roof is installed. While the library is closed, limited service will be provided by the Mobile Library every Monday…

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Major Renovations for Children's Room, Queens Library at Broadway

To prepare for major renovations, the Children's Room at Queens Library, 40-20 Broadway in Long Island City will be closed from Monday, September 8 through Saturday, September 13, 2014. A temporary Children's Room will open on the lower level on…

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Just Ask: Queens' Librarians Meet the Borough's Info Needs

Librarians in Queens answer 27,000 questions every single day. That's a lot. Even pre-schoolers don't ask that many questions (although it seems that way: "Why do squirrels have tails? But why, Mommy?") Most questions are interesting and important.…

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Queens Library Fetes 104-Year Old Patron

Sadie Rosenkrantz is like many other Queens residents: she loves to read. She visits her community library in Forest Hills regularly, at least once a week. Today, Sadie celebrated her 104th birthday at the library. Staff honored her with a bouquet,…

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New Central Library Area Ready for Many Happy Returns

JAMAICA, NY - Workers finished unwrapping the fabulous new circulation area which opened at the Central Library in Jamaica today. It is the latest phase in a total renovation of the Central Library which will cost $20.2 million in total. The new…

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Queens Library at Hollis Closing Temporarily

Queens Library at 202-05 Hillside Avenue in Hollis will close temporarily at the close of business on August 15, 2014 while a new roof is installed. While the library is closed, limited service will be provided by the Mobile Library every Monday…

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Council Member Vallone Announces $1,000,000 Funding Allocation for Queens Library at Bay Terrace

Standing at a press conference with Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante, school principals and community leaders, Council Member Paul Vallone announced a $1,000,000 funding allocation for Queens Library at Bay Terrace to revamp it…

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Queens Library - Central Closed August 11, 2014

Queens Library at Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica will be closed on Monday August 11, 2014 to complete work to re-open the newly renovated Customer Service and Circulation area. The library will re-open for customer service at its…

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Statement from Queens Library

On July 23, 2014, notices were received by several Queens Library trustees, removing them from the Board. Queens Library has issued the following statement, for your information: "Throughout the history of the Queens Borough Public Library, the…

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School is in Session for Adult Learners at Queens Library

At Queens Library, education is always in season. There is still time to join the summer schedule of workshops for adults who want Adult Basic Education, Pre-High School Equivalency, English for Speaker of other Languages and citizenship preparation…

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Queens Library at Lefferts to Close Temporarily for New Roof

Queens Library at 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill will close temporarily at the end of business on July 26 for the installation of a new roof. During the closure, limited service will be provided by the mobile library. Details will be…

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Queens Library at Rochdale Village to Close Temporarily

Queens Library at 169-09 137th Avenue in Rochdale Village will close temporarily while the NYC Department of Design and Construction replaces the roof. The library will close at the end of business on August 2 and will re-open for public service in…

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Queens Library Announces Library-Based Universal Pre-Kindergarten Classes This Fall

Queens Library has announced plans to provide Universal Pre-K at two Queens Library locations this fall. The library is the first in the nation to provide formal early childhood education at its libraries, using dedicated, licensed early childhood…

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Community Updated on Queens Library at Kew Gardens Hills Construction

KEW GARDENS HILLS - Representatives of New York City's Department and Design and Construction and the Queens Library updated the Kew Gardens Civic Association on June 10th on the progress of construction at Queens Library at Kew Gardens Hills. The…

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Queens Library at Sunnyside to Close Temporarily

Queens Library at 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue in Sunnyside will close at the end of business Sat. June 21, 2014 while a new roof is installed. The project is being managed by the NYC Department of Design and Construction. It is expected to re-open…

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Google and Queens Library Celebrate Circulation of Donated Tablets, ‘Library of the Future’ Award

Jamaica, NY - Queens Library and Google celebrated the free circulation of donated Google Tablets from public libraries June 7, 2014. It was also announced that the library's customized interface has been awarded the ALA/Information Today, Inc.…

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Queens Library Named NY State Broadband Champion Award Winner

JAMAICA, NY---On June 5, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winners of the first-ever New York State Broadband Champion Awards, which recognize high-achieving leaders that work to expand broadband access across the state. Queens Library was…

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Queens Library to Serve Summer Meals

Twenty-two Queens Library locations will be serving free Summer Meals to children and teens 18 years and under, every Monday through Friday, from June 27 - August 29, 2014. The meals will be provided by the NYC Department of Education. There is no…

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Queens Library to Join 'Neighborhood Literacy Initiative' in South Jamaica to Improve Reading

Pinkerton Foundation Grants $152,000 to Support More Library Service, Better Coordination with Literacy Partners The Pinkerton Foundation has provided a grant of $152,000 to Queens Library to serve as anchor sites for the "Neighborhood Literacy…

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Queens Library and Friends of Hunters Point Library Offer Summer Service at Gantry State Park

Queens Library and the Friends of Hunters Point Library are pleased to announce a special series of library services coming to the Gantries all summer long. All activities are free.   Beginning May 31st and continuing on Saturdays:    - The…

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Queens Library Hosts the Summer Reading Kickoff

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to celebrate the kick-off of Summer Reading 2014  at the Children's Library Discovery Center. At the same time, they will be able to sign up for the most fun summer ever. 12:30 pm -…

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Can't Stop the Beat: Queens Library's 31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop Keeps Pumping

The best is yet to come! Queens Library is hosting "31 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop" this May. Some of the best performances and programs are just around the corner. There will be an event, a performance, a jam, at Queens Library every day. The Grand…

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Local 1321 And Queens Library Announce Updated Collective Bargaining Agreement

Jamaica, NY - Queens Library and Local 1321 Queens Library Guild announced an update to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. In a message to staff, Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante and Local 1321 President John Hyslop said: "We…

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Learn Coding or How to Create an App; Queens Library Introduces Treehouse, A Free Online Learning Tool

Would you like to learn html coding, or how to create a website or an Android app? Better tech skills may help you become better employed, or you may want to learn for your own business or personal interests. Queens Library is now offering…

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Queens Library at Jackson Heights to Close Temporarily

Queens Library at 35-51  81st Street in Jackson Heights will be closed temporarily to public service May 27 - 29, 2014 for scheduled building repairs. Library users are invited to use any of Queens Library's other locations.

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Baisley Park Library Temporarily Closing for Roof Replacement

Queens Library at 117-11 Sutphin Boulevard will be closed as of Monday, April 28, 2014 for roof replacement. It is expected to re-open at the end of May, 2014.  During the temporary closure, the Mobile Library will provide limited service every…

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Community, Government Leaders Celebrate The Re-Opening Of Queens Library At Arverne

Arverne, NY -- NY Sen. James Sanders; NY Assembly Member Michele Titus; NY City Council Members Donovan Richards and Costa Constantanides; Angelica Katz representing Assembly Member Phillip Goldfeder; Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W.…

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair at Queens Library!

Jamaica, NY - Queens Library invites the community to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair with a look at the fanfare, the global participation, the excitement, the ambition and the long shadow cast by the historic…

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Celebrate National Library Week at Queens Library

April 13 - 20 is National Library Week. Queens Library invites you to check it out by borrowing books, videos, using the library computers, getting help to find a job or just stopping by to say hi. For more information, go to…

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Queens Library at Laurelton to close April 17 and 18, 2014

Queens Library at 134-26  225th Street in Laurelton will closed Thursday April 17 and Friday April 18 while a 24/7 exterior self-service check in kiosk is installed. The library is expected to be open during regular service hours on Monday April…

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A Statement from Queens Library

Queens Library provides critically important educational and informational resources to 2.3 million people. In a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, a motion for a leave of absence for the President and CEO was rejected. Thomas W. Galante will…

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Queens Library Provides Free Tax Help to Centenarian

Hundreds of library users in Queens take advantage of free tax counseling at their local Queens Library. Among them is Max Stern, who is 100 years old. Mr. Stern visited Queens Library at Howard Beach this week. Mr. Stern was born close to the same…

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A First for a NYC Library: Apply/Video Interview for a Job in the Library

Queens Library has taken job hunting high tech! They are the first public library in New York City to offer a new mini-kiosk that gives applicants the opportunity to apply to real job openings in real time, and to answer questions via video. Library…

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Queens Library at Rochdale Village to Close for Week

Queens Library at 169-09 137th Avenue in Rochdale Village will be closed on April 7 - April 13, 2014 due to scheduled gas work that will affect heating. Regular service hours are anticipated to resume on Monday, April 14. For further information,…

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Queens Library Celebrates Re-Opening of Fresh Meadows Library

Fresh Meadows, NY - NY City Council Member Mark Weprin; NY Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky; NY Assembly Member Nily Rozic; NY City Council Member Costa Constantinides; Queens Library COO Bridget Quinn-Carey and other leaders of government and the community…

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Indie Film Festival at Queens Library

Spring is film festival time in NYC. Some of the best independent cinema is available to Queens Library customers right in the neighborhood, and right in the palm of your hand. Your ticket is free-- your library card! Walk the red carpet or hide…

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Statement from Queens Library's Board of Trustees - February 20, 2014

"Ensuring great leadership, transparency and vigilante oversight are key to our roles as responsible stewards of this organization. The Board of Trustees took assertive steps tonight toward addressing the concerns and issues raised in the last few…

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Queens Library at Arverne to Re-Open

Arverne, NY -- The Queens Library at 312 Beach 54 Street has been rebuilt and will re-open for public service on March 18. More good news: the modular building that has been temporarily in service during the rebuilding will remain in place and…

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Queens Library and Historypin Invite You to Save our Stories

Queens is the most diverse county in the U.S. It has dozens of unique neighborhoods that have grown and evolved over more than a century - and countless stories that could be lost forever as people get older or move away. What was YOUR neighborhood…

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Queens Library at Whitestone to Close Briefly for Upgrade

Queens Library at Whitestone, 151-10 14th Road, will close at the end of business on Friday, January 24, 2014 for approximately one week to permit installation of self-service RFID check in and check out. During the brief closure, customers are…

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Two Queens Libraries Closing Briefly for Upgrades

Jamaica, NY - Two Queens Library locations will close for several days while they are upgraded to RFID-powered self service check-in and check-out. Queens Library at 94-11 217th Street in Queens Village will close for public service at the end of…

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Two Queens Libraries To Close For Upgrades

Jamaica, NY -- Two Queens Library locations will close for several days at the end of business on Friday, January 3, 2014 while they are upgraded to RFID-powered self service check-in and check-out. Queens Library at 98-30 57th Avenue in Lefrak…

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Sandy-Affected Queens Libraries Receive Gifts from Barnes and Noble Patrons

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of customers at Barnes & Noble in Fresh Meadows, Queens Library locations that were affected by Superstorm Sandy have received more than 600 donated books and games for children. The store made the…

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Queens Library Celebrates Opening Of Teen Space In Jamaica NY

JAMAICA, NY - NYC Council Member Leroy Comrie, other government and community leaders, Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante and teens from Queens Library's Youth Literacy Program cut the ribbon to open the 6,100 square foot Teen Space…

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Briarwood Community Association Donates to Queens Library

On Thursday, November 14th, Queens Library at Briarwood formally recognized and thanked the Briarwood Community Association for its generous gift of $4,250 to the library.  The funds were used to purchase two public-use laptop computers, new books…

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Two Queens Libraries To Close For Upgrades

Jamaica, NY --Two Queens Library locations, at 78-60 73rd Place in Glendale and 196-36 Northern Boulevard in East Flushing will close for one week at the end of business on Friday, December 6, while they are upgraded to RFID-powered self service…

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Help Queens Library Enrich Queens Topics on Wikipedia

Millions and millions use Wikipedia every year as an all-purpose reference tool. Unfortunately, some of the most prominent people and places in Queens NY's history are not well represented.  Queens Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to…

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Queens Library to Lend Google Nexus Tablets with Library Cards

5,000 Nexus 7 Tablets, Donated by Google, Will Circulate as of Nov. 20, 2013 JAMAICA, NY---Queens Library will begin lending library customers Google tablets on their library cards beginning November 20. The tablets are part of a donation of 17,000…

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Queens Library at Douglaston/Little Neck to Close for Roof Repair

Queens Library at Douglaston/Little Neck, 249-01 Northern Boulevard, will close as of the end of business on Friday, November 1 for a roof replacement. It will re-open in December. The Mobile Library will provide limited interim service every…

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Queens Library at Seaside to Re-Open

Customer Service Supervisor Naomi Bell works on shelving a mountain of books to get Queens Library at Seaside, on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th Street in Rockaway Park, ready to open. The library was severely damaged during Superstorm…

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Queens Library Foundation Gala Honors Spiros ‘Jerry’ Voutsinas Of Atlantic Bank, And The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Long Island, NY -- The Queens Library Foundation  hosted its Annual Gala, this evening at Water’s Edge, on the East River at 44th Drive, Long Island City. The Children’s Champion honoree was Spiros J. Voutsinas, President of…

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Queens Library at Bellerose to Close for Renovations

Queens Library at Bellerose,  250-06 Hillside Avenue, will close at the end of business on Friday, October 25 for renovations. When in re-opens in spring 2014, customers will enjoy a bright, new décor, a new teen area with computers,…

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Queens Library Foundation Gala To Honor Spiros 'Jerry' Voutsinas Of Atlantic Bank, And The Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Queens Library Foundation will host its Annual Gala at Water’s Edge, on the East River. The Children’s Champion honoree will be Spiros J. Voutsinas, President of Atlantic Bank. Additionally, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation is being…

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Lion Dancers, Parade Of Books Open New Queens Library At Mitchell-Linden

NY City Council Member Peter Koo, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik Lead the Way Flushing, NY -- NYC Council Member Peter Koo, Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik, State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky and State Assembly Member Ron Kim, Queens…

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Queens Library at Fresh Meadows to Close for Renovations

Queens Library at Fresh Meadows, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, will close at the end of business on Sat. Oct. 12, 2013 for renovations. When it re-opens for public service in winter 2014, library customers will see fast RFID self-service check…

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Queens Library Offers Free Help In Applying For Diversity Visa Lottery 2015

Queens Library is facilitating the process to assist immigrants who want to apply for the Diversity Visa Lottery (DV-2015). Applications must be electronically submitted no later than noon on Saturday, November 2, 2013. No paper applications will be…

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Shorefront Libraries: New Services and Rebuilding Libraries Update - September 20, 2013

Where? Queens Library at Seaside, 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park What? Construction is nearly complete. By mid-October, staff and volunteers will begin the work of returning the books and videos to the shelves and getting the…

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Winners Announced For First-Ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

Five Winning Branch Libraries Emerged From More Than 4300 Nominations By New Yorkers New York, NY -- The Charles H. Revson Foundation last night announced the five winners of the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the culmination of an…

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'Wild' Librarian Reads to 'Gator to Promote Literacy

Children's Librarian Susan Scatena of Queens Library at Whitestone promised her young readers that if they had at least 300 children registered for summer reading, and they collectively read at least 4,000 books, she would read a story to a big,…

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Generations of Readers in Glen Oaks

When Queens Library at Glen Oaks celebrated the Grand Opening of the new library on September 2, three generations of the same family came together. (Left to right): Thankamma Thampi, Sharlene Thampi and her sons Mathew Kurian, 3, and Melvin Kurian,…

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Government And Community Leaders Cut Ribbon At New Queens Library At Glen Oaks

GLEN OAKS, NY--- Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO of Queens Library, was joined by community and government leaders to ceremonially open the new Queens Library in Glen Oaks at 256-04 Union Turnpike on September 3, 2013. Commissioner David Burney…

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Jerry Voutsinas, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Being Honored by Queens Library Foundation

Proceeds Support Educational and Developmental Library Resources for Children JAMAICA, NY---The Queens Library Foundation will host its Annual Gala at Water’s Edge, on the East River @ 44th Drive, Long Island City. The Children’s…

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Grand Opening Celebration For New Queens Library At Glen Oaks

Queens Library invites the whole community to the grand opening celebration for the new Queens Library at Glen Oaks, 256-04 Union Turnpike. The award-winning design covers 18,000 sq. ft. on three levels. Library users will love their large, bright,…

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Queens Library at Ozone Park to be Closed for Heat and Air Conditioning Replacement Through Mid-September

Queens Library at Ozone Park, 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park will be closed for approximately one month while the heating and air conditioning equipment is replaced. It will be re-open in mid-September.   The Mobile Library will provide…

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'Wall-breaking' Launches Teen Center Construction, Queens Library at Cambria Heights

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS, NY---NYC Council Member Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. and Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante swung the big hammers and cleared the way into space that will become the new Teen Center at Queens Library at Cambria Heights by…

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Queens Library at Woodhaven to Close for Move

Queens Library at Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway, will close at the end of business on Friday, August 9, 2013 to move into the newly-renovated main part of the library. The library will re-open for public service on Tuesday, August 20. Library…

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Queens Library Wins National Award

Urban Libraries Council Recognizes Queens as One of 2013 Top Innovators Jamaica, NY - The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that Queens Library was one of its 2013 Top Innovators during the ULC Annual Forum, June 27-28, in Chicago. A panel of…

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Queens Library - Central Will Be Closed on July 29, 2013

Queens Library - Central and the adjacent Children's Library Discovery Center, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica will be closed on Monday July 29, 3013 for one day only for construction. The library will re-open at its regular opening time, 1…

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Fresh Air Library Programs to Enjoy While the Weather is Fine

Queens Library is bringing its special brand of reading fun outside this summer. You are invited to enjoy free library programs in special green spaces. Every Monday at 10 am through August, enjoy Readings on the Green at the Shops at Atlas Park,…

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Council Member Van Bramer Welcomes Lincoln Center Local To Long Island City

Queens Library Hosts World-Class Performance Series, Free NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; Hillary McAndrew Plate, Senior Manager, Meet the Artist & Community Programming of Lincoln Center and  Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO,…

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Queens Library Introduces Downloadble E-Magazines

Hundreds of Favorite Newsstand Titles Available for Smartphone, Tablet, PC - Free Jamaica, NY - Queens Library is the first NYC library to introduce free e-magazines for library customers. They are the latest issues of hundreds of popular newsstand…

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'Lincoln Center Local' Kicks Off Season at Queens Library

World-class Performers and Artists, Free, at Queens Library Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with Queens Library to bring free music, dance and theater to select community libraries this summer. Developed from the Center's…

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Queens Library at Mitchell Linden Closing

Queens Library at 29-42 Union Street will close at the end of business on Tuesday, June 18 to move to a new location. During summer 2013, a new library at 31-32 Union Street will open.  The new library will feature 25% more space, a beautiful…

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Queens Library's Jennifer Manley is White House 'Champion of Change'

Jennifer Manley, VP of Government and Community Affairs, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY, will be recognized with 11 others as a White House "Champion of Change."  The event will focus on libraries and museums who make a difference for their…

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Government Leaders And The Laurelton Community Rally For Queens Library

NYC Council Member Donovan Richards led a community rally at Queens Library at Laurelton on June 6, 3013, in support of restoring proposed budget cuts to Queens Library. Also attending were John Hyslop, president of the Queens Library Guild and Fred…

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St. Andrew Avellino School Wins Big in Library Art Contest

Students in the 4th through 7th grades from St. Andrew Avellino School were big winners in this year's annual McGoldrick Library Art Contest.  The contest, themed "Dig Into Reading," was open to all the schools in the Flushing community. …

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Laurelton and Springfield Gardens Lions Clubs Donate to Queens Library

The Laurelton and Springfield Gardens Lions Clubs know the value of Queens Library, and support Queens Library at Laurelton with both contributions and programs.  Most recently, Springfield Gardens Club President Gloria Garraway  and…

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Government Leaders and the Community to Speak up for Queens Library

Advocacy Events Continue Across Queens to Say: "No More Budget Cuts to Libraries!" NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening…

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P.S. 111 Kids, Council Member Van Bramer, Community Speak Up for Queens Library

Long Island City, NY - NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair of the Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee, children from P.S. 111 , Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library, and the community held a rally at Central Library to…

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Government Leaders, Queens Library Guild and the Community Speak up for Queens Library

They Support Restored Funding to NYC Libraries Jamaica, NY - NYC Council Member Leroy Comrie, John Hyslop and the leadership of the Queens Library Guild Local 1321, Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library, library staff and the…

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Queens Library at Auburndale to Close for Renovation

Queens Library at Auburndale at 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing will close at the end of business on June 7 while the roof is replaced. It will re-open in July. During the closure, limited library service will be provided by the mobile…

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Queens Library Hosts Free Day of Fun

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to spend a dynamite out-of-school day at the Children's Library Discovery Center. There will be a sneak peek at all the fun we'll be having this summer, with great activities and great books. The…

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Queens Library Joins City Council Members Van Bramer and Gentile at Kids' Rally for Libraries on Steps of City Hall

They Speak Up to Restore Proposed Budget Cut to Libraries New York, NY - Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer (Chair, Cultural Affairs, Libraries & International Intergroup Relations) and Vincent J. Gentile (Chair, Select Committee on Libraries)…

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K.I.D.S. and SnowSports Industries America Held Sneaker Giveaway at Queens Library for Teens

K.I.D.S. and SnowSports Industries America held a free sneaker giveaway event at Queens library for Teens in  Far Rockaway recently. Nearly 300 children, teens and adults chose new shoes.  The donation was intended to give support to…

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'What Could Happen' Advocacy Event at Queens Library at Steinway

Elected Officials, Community Leaders, Library Staff Demonstrate the Impact of Budget Cuts to Libraries NYC Council Member Peter Vallone, Jr., community leaders, library staff and library lovers demonstrated what potentially could happen if Queens…

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'Wild About Libraries' Rally in Rockaway Beach Supports Library Budget

Council Member Donovan Richards, community leaders, elected officials, and library lovers of all species rallied today to save Queens Library from proposed budget cuts. They encouraged the community to sign petitions and write to elected officials.…

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Queens Library at Pomonok Closed for Maintenance May 20, 2013

Queens Library at Pomonok, 158-21 Jewel Avenue in Flushing, will be closed for one day on Monday 5/20/13 for emergency maintenance. The library will re-open at its normal time of 2 pm on Tuesday 5/21. Customers are invited to use any other Queens…

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Queens Library Introduces Free Wider-Fi for Broad Channel

Queens Library is hosting free wi-fi access to the Broad Channel community, within a three-block radius of the library building. From homes, business, schools, outdoors -- if you have a free Queens Library card, you are wired. The program is a…

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Queens Library at Lefferts to Close May 6 (One Day) For Construction

Queens Library at Lefferts, 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill will be closed on Monday May 6 for minor construction. It is expected to re-open on Tuesday, May 7 at 2 pm, its normal opening time. A wall is being opened up in the teen area to…

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Queens Library To Host Older Adults Day

Seniors, Families, Caregivers Invited; Learn What Queens Library Has for YOU. Calling all older adults, their families and caregivers! Queens Library is hosting an Older Adults Day to give active seniors, and those who need assistance, a taste of…

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Queens Library at Glen Oaks Moving to New Library Building

Queens Library at Glen Oaks is moving to its brand new library building! To facilitate the move, the temporary library located at 255-01 Union Turnpike will close at the end of business. During the move, customers are invited to use any of Queens…

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Queens Library Breaks Ground on Kew Gardens Hills Expansion

Borough President Helen Marshall; NY Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky; Assembly Member Michael Simanowitz; Rep. Grace Meng; Sen. Joseph Addabbo; NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; New York City Dept. of Design and Construction Deputy Commissioner David…

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Celebrate Earth Week At Queens Library

JAMAICA, NY---As part of the celebration of Earth Week, this April 22, and during the month you can celebrate our planet all month long with  Queens Library including our Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off, Earth Week Green Film Festival.  All…

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Queens Library at Arverne Extends Hours with Funding from Bank of America

Bank of America announced it will providefunding to Queens Library to keep its Arverne mobile branch open on weekends throughout 2013. An $82,000 grant will provide access to key employment and education resources in high demand for residents still…

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Queens Library at Arverne Extends Hours With Funding From Bank of America in Response to Demand for Services After Sandy

Queens Library will host an event to announce that its Arverne Community Library will remain open on weekends. Bank of America is underwriting the weekend openings to provide access to key employment and education resources for residents still…

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Queens Library Invites you to College Fair

"Tour" Dozens of Schools, Training Programs Without Leaving the Borough What's next, after high school? Queens Library invites students and their parents to its annual College Fair, at Queens Library - Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard in…

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Queens Library Receives $250,000 from Mayor's Fund to Advance NewYork City

Jamaica, NY -- The Queens Library Foundation has received a grant of $250,000 from the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. The funds will help replace some of the more than 140,000 books and other library materials that were damaged in Superstorm…

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Queens Library Foundation Receives Donations from Japanese Business Organizations and Publisher

Rockaway Beach, NY - Mr. Mitsuhiko Kawai, President of the JCC Fund and President & CEO of Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. and  Mr. Motohiro Satoh, Executive Director of Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. presented the…

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Tienya Smith Honored at Councilman's African American Heritage Awards

Community Library Manager Recognized for Outstanding Achievement Tienya Smith, the Community Library Manager at Queens Library at Long Island City, was honored by Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer at an African American heritage Awards Night on Feb.…

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Youth Counselor at Queens Library for Teens is Honored for Serving Queens' Youth

NEW YORK, NY---Kim McNeil Capers, a Youth Counselor at Queens Library for Teens, accepted one of five 2013 PASEsetter Awards at a gala tonight. The award was given by PASE, the Partnership for After School Education, a child-focused organization…

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Queens Library at Woodhaven Closing for Renovations

Queens Library at Woodhaven will close for renovations at the end of business on Friday, March 8, 2013. A temporary library space will open in the lower level of the library in late March. During the closure, library customers are invited to use any…

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Queens Library Hosts Shredfest 2013

Queens Library invites the community to help stop identity theft while promoting a cleaner greener, environment and a less cluttered home. Bring outdated personal papers, financial records and other sensitive documents to Queens Library at Broadway…

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Queens Library At Kew Gardens Hills To Close For Expansion

Queens Library at Kew Gardens Hills will close for expansion at the end of business on Feb. 22, 2013. A temporary library will open in mid-March at 71-34 Main Street. It will remain in service throughout construction. Library customers are also…

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They Shelve the Books to Open Central Library's Adult Reading and Reference Area

JAMAICA, NY---NY City Council Member Leroy Comrie, Borough President Helen Marshall, NY City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Library President & CEO Thomas W. Galante shelved books to put the finishing touches on Central Library's…

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Experience Black History Month at QueensLibrary

Queens Library has been gearing up for Black History month with a host of exciting free programs and celebrations. But the library also proudly offers several powerful resources on Black history that the public can access any time of year. Queens…

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Friends of Hunters Point Library Invite the Community to a Fete

The Friends of the Hunters Point Library invite everyone in the community to meet the new officers and learn how everyone can get involved and support their new library, even before it is open. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.…

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Project Runway Came to Queens Library

Flushing, NY -- Local teen "models" and "fashion designers" competed for bragging rights and some highly sought-after prizes at a Project Runway program at Queens Library at Pomonok. First place went to Designer Alyssa Sadofsky,…

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Mobile Library in Rockaway Beach Closing to Move Into Temp Building

Queens Library's Mobile Library, which has been serving Rockaway Beach since November 2, will close at the end of business on December 31. A larger, modular building will open for service on January 3. It will have more room for books and videos,…

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Queens Library Hosts Holiday Parties, Gift Giveaways In Rockaways

Generous Donors Provide Good Cheer and Free Gifts at Four Locations Far Rockaway, Arverne and Rockaway Beach NY - Queens Library partnered with generous donors to host gala holiday gatherings in the Rockaways featuring gift giveaways for children…

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Queens Library's Madlyn Schneider Wins National Award

Madlyn S. Schneider of Queens Library was named among 10 librarians recognized for service to their communities, schools and campuses as winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. The award encouraged…

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Turkish-American Groups Donate to Queens Library Foundation

Turkish-American Cultural And Philanthropic Groups, U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks Announce $50,000 Donation To Help Queens Library Recover From Hurricane Sandy FAR ROCKAWAY, NY---Queens Library was the grateful recipient of a $50,000 donation from…

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Temporary Queens Library Comes To Arverne

ARVERNE, NY---Only 2-1/2 weeks after Sandy devastated south Queens, a double-wide temporary structure that will house a library was delivered adjacent to the permanent building on Beach 54 Street. It is expected to be open for public service by…

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Queens Library Extends Hours in South Queens Locations for November 10 - 13, 2012

Libraries Will Be Open to Help Community Cope Jamaica, NY -- Queens Library is offering extended hours this weekend at three south Queens Libraries to help the residents, hard hit by the recent storm, cope. The community is invited to come in, get…

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Raccoon Takes Shelter in Queens Library

BAISLEY PARK, NY---Sometime during Hurricane Sandy, a clever raccoon made his way into the atrium at Queens Library at Baisley Park. No one knows where he came from. He was discovered under a shrub when neighborhood volunteers came to clean up after…

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Queens Library In Rochdale Village And Hollis Are Back In Service

Queens Library at Rochdale Village and Queens Library at Hollis will be welcoming customers on Tuesday, November 6 and resuming their regular schedules. They were closed for a week due to power outages in the wake of the superstorm. A few libraries…

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Queens Library Update - November 6, 2012

update for everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and  what our plans are to serve the affected communities in the immediate future. More than 50 libraries opened…

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Queens Library Open Friday, Begins Recovery Services In South Queens

Jamaica, NY -- Most Queens Library locations will be open for public service on Friday, November 2, 2012 on their regular schedules. Outreach services to devastated areas in south Queens will begin. The Book Bus will be parked in front of Queens…

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Queens Library Invites Rockaways to Get a Charge Out of Their Library

Rockaway Beach, NY -- Queens Library's Chief Operating Officer, Bridget Quinn-Carey, was among the library staff who launched Book Bus service for the Rockaways today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Book Bus was parked in front of Queens…

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Queens Library Foundation Gala Honors Dominick Ciampa and Ken Daly

JAMAICA, NY---The Queens Library Foundation hosted more than 250 government, business and community leaders at its Annual Gala on Monday, October 22, 2012 at Water's Edge in Long Island City. Honored were Dominick Ciampa, Chairman of the Board, New…

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Community Walks For Queens Library's Family Literacy Program

Assembly member Cathy Nolan; Sen. Michael Gianaris; Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer Joined the "Family" Event More than 150 students, teachers and friends walked from Rainey Park, along Vernon Boulevard to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long…

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Queens Library Offers Free Help In Applying For Diversity Visa Lottery 2014

JAMAICA, NY---Queens Library is partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to offer assistance to customers with the online application for the Diversity Visa (Greencard) Lottery (DV-2014). Computers will be made available for…

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Queens Library Foundation Gala To Honor Dominick Ciampa, New York Community Bancorp and Ken Daly, National Grid

Jamaica, NY -- The Queens Library Foundation will host its Annual Gala at Water’s Edge, on the East River @ 44th Drive, Long Island City. Honorees at this year’s event will be Dominick Ciampa, Chairman of the Board, New York Community Bancorp,…

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Friends of Hunters Point Library and UNI Project Partner on Pop Up Library in Hunters Point

The Friends of Hunters Point Library and the Uni Project are partnering to bring Uni's pop-up library to Gantry State Park at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Long Island City on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am - 3 pm. It will give the…

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Chase Community Give May Benefit Queens Charities

Chase Community Giving is granting up to $250,000 to eligible organizations, based on how many votes each gets from their community. Of the many possible recipients, many are based in Queens. All are worthy non-profits that benefit their…

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2012 StartUP! Business Plan Competition Is Open for Business

Learn Needed Skills, Win Up to $10,000 Seed Funding to Launch Your New Business Jamaica, NY – Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Library announce the opening of the Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition. Participants will get…

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Friends of Ridgewood Library to Celebrate 70th Anniversary of 'Casablanca'

The Friends of the Ridgewood Library are hosting a celebration of the 70th anniversary of one of the most enduring film classics, "Casablanca." It will begin on noon on Saturday, September 15, Queens Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison…

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Queens Library Announces New Hours of Service

Jamaica, NY - As of September 10, 2012, Queens Library will introduce new service hours. The new schedule will include evening hours in every library, every Monday to Friday, to make it easier for more people to access the library. Several of the…

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Queens Library Appoints Two to Strategic Positions

Tracie D. Hall and Kelvin Watson to Direct in Key Areas Jamaica, NY - Queens Library has appointed Tracie D. Hall as its new Director, Strategy and Organizational Development and Kelvin Watson as the new Director of E-Content Services and Strategy.…

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Queens Library at Forest Hills to Close August 27 and 28, 2012

Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71st Avenue, will be closed on Mon. Aug. 27 and Tues. August 28, 2012. During that time, an exterior 24/7 materials return kiosk will be installed. Once activated, customers will be able to return their library…

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Borough President Marshall and Councilmember Dromm Completed The Foundation

Queens Library at Elmhurst Is Rising Elmhurst, NY - On July 25th, Borough President Helen Marshall and New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm poured the last of the concrete for the foundation of the new Queens Library at Elmhurst, cheered on…

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Whitestone Kids Receive a Gift of Reading from Vallo Transportation

Whitestone, NY  -- Children in Whitestone had a fun, educational treat July 2nd week: they enjoyed free story and craft programs at Queens Library, underwritten by Vallo Transportation. Two sessions were held for younger, then older, grade…

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Council Member Van Bramer Welcomes Lincoln Center Local To Long Island City

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; Hillary McAndrew Plate, Senior Manager, Meet the Artist & Community Programming of Lincoln Center and  Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library welcomed Lincoln Center Local to Queens Library…

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