Calling all Artists - Juried Open Call Exhibition

Crossing Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “The View Over Here,” an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014.

A portion of the funds raised at the event will go toward the Queens Library: The International Commons (QLIC), including a percentage of the ...

New Arrivals in Spanish

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

Fuera del caldero del diablo
By John Ramirez

En este fascinante libro Fuera del Caldero del Diablo: Un Viaje de las Tinieblas a la Luz, John Ramírez, te lleva al mundo ...

If you liked Gone Girl...

Then check out these other titles recommended by Librarian and Coordinator of Adult Programs, Karen Vermut!


Before We Met, by Lucie Whitehouse

When her husband disappears during a business trip to the U.S., Hannah, who believes she has married the perfect man, begins to have doubts when his ...

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

Download the Queens Library app!

Available on iPhone or Android

Find books, videos, events, download e-books and music, request library materials, all for free from your mobile device.

Free Financial Coaching

Are money problems causing you stress? A financial coach can help you build the skills you need to manage money and gain stability!

One-on-one appointments will cover:

• Reviewing and understanding your credit report
• Addressing debt-related legal problems
• Dealing with debt ...

Sunday Concerts at Central: 29th Annual Series

Queens Library invites you to a series of free concerts featuring world music. Events take place on Sundays at 3:00 pm between October 2014-June 2015 at Queens Central Library. 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432.


Son De Madre 
Sunday, October 5, ...

There are no programs scheduled here at this time. Please check our Programs page for our other locations and programs you might be interested in attending.

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensbridge Community Library has:

  • 3 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Internet Policy Guidelines for Public Use.









International Language Collections at the Queensbridge Community Library include:

  • Spanish

What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Queensbridge Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at By apptmt only or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.

Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
phone: (718) 784-2092
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718)786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368

Community Organizations & Services
Jacob Riis Settlement
10-25 41 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-7447
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY , phone: (718) 937-1093

Fire Department
Engine 206
11-16 35th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Astoria NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000

Local Newspapers

Parks and Playgrounds
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River

Police Department
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 111
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
P.S. 112
25-05 37 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-6594

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
Aviation Career & Technical H.S.
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)361-2032

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 1106

Elected Officials
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Hon. Bill de Blasio


The Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City were the largest public housing development in the United States. It provides homes for more than 3000 families. Five of the six super-blocks were completed by October 25th 1940 and as rapidly as additional buildings became ready occupancy families were moved in.

The development, which covers 62 acres, is bounded by 40th avenue, 21st avenue, the East River, and Bridge Plaza North in Long Island City. A 15-acre park, developed by the New York City Park Department, was also included. Originally estimated to cost over $16,000,000 the cost was cut to an estimated $13,936,686. Development included 600 more apartments that have been planned originally.

Queensbridge Branch is one of the smallest of the branches in the Queens Public Library system. It is uniquely located in the center of a development that once was the largest Federal Housing Project in the nation. Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia attended the opening on October 26, 1939. Queensbridge has been in operation as a branch since 1948.