2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank Your Elected Officials With #YouInvested!

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Ferreras, Majority Leader Van Bramer, outgoing Libraries Subcommittee Chair Constantinides, incoming Libraries Subcommittee Chair King and the New York City Council have made an historic investment in our city’s libraries.

We're thanking them for their ...

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Lincoln Center Local is LIve at Queens Library!

Please join us during Saturdays in August, when Lincoln Center Local will bring free live concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to select Queens Library locations.

These include performances by the Brazilian-American group Nation Beat, the New Orleans band Cha Wa, ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

New Books in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:




Amarres perros: Una autobiografía, de Jorge G. Castañeda


Hacer el bien, de Matt Sumell


New Books in Chinese

Looking for books to read in Chinese? Check out these new arrivals!





新參者 / Xin can zhe, by 東野圭吾 Keigo Higashino


死亡通知单 / Si wang tong zhi dan, by 周浩晖 Zhou Haohui

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...




Find the Hidden Artist in You

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Artist Doug LeBlang shares tips and techniques in this painting workshop for adults of all ages. No art experience is necessary. Preregistration is required. Space is limited and materials are available for up to 15 people.




Book Discussion Group

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Escape the ordinary with a summer of book discussions! In June we will cover two non-fiction explorations of ethnic New York City: "The Italian Americans: a History" and "97 Orchard Street: an Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement." July's selections are "The End of the Affiar" and "The Heart of the Matter," a couple of classics by the great 20th century British novelist of ideas, Graham Greene. The selection for August is "Bettyville," a modern memoir.




Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

William Gati performs classic Broadway show tunes on the piano, including “Fiddler on the Roof," “I Dreamed a Dream,” "All I Ask of You” and more.