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Arverne

JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.

Jul 25 @ 12:00 PM

Job Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market these skills to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call ...

Jul 25 @ 1:00 PM

JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.

Aug 1 @ 12:00 PM

Job Skills Identification

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also to be able to market them to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of knowing your job-related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call ...

Aug 1 @ 1:00 PM

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, call 718-634-4784. Class code CC120

Aug 2 @ 11:00 AM

Resume Building

This workshop will include different types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130

Aug 4 @ 12:00 PM

JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.

Aug 8 @ 12:00 PM

Job Skills Identification

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also to be able to market them to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of knowing your job-related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call ...

Aug 8 @ 1:00 PM

Resume Building

This workshop will include different types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130

Aug 11 @ 12:00 PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718)-634-4784 for ...

Aug 12 @ 12:00 PM

Jul
25
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Jul
25
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market these skills to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR110


Jul
25
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Summer Adult Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy our Summer Adult Cinema Series!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Have a question about the class? Call (718) 634-4784. Class code CC100


Jul
28
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Class Code: JR130 To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784.


Jul
28
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Aug
1
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Aug
1
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also to be able to market them to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of knowing your job-related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, call 718-634-4784. Class code CC120


Aug
4
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This workshop will include different types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Aug
4
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Aug
8
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Aug
8
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also to be able to market them to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of knowing your job-related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
9
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Have a question about the class? Call (718) 634-4784. Class code CC100


Aug
11
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This workshop will include different types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Aug
11
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Aug
12
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718)-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310


Aug
15
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Aug
15
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also to be able to market them to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of knowing your job-related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
15
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Adult Summer Reading Book Club

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join us in our Adult Summer Reading Book Discussions! It's a lively way to keep your intellect stimulated!


Aug
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Come and Join our Summer Book Discussion Group at Arverne Library! We will be reading and discussing Night by Nobel Peace Prize winning author and humanitarian Elie Wiesel. This book is the terrifying account of the Nazi death camp that turns a young Jewish boy into the witness of the death of his family, innocence, and religion. Night awakens the shocking memory of evil and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must not be allowed to happen again.


Aug
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to use web tools and basic navigation skills of the internet. Must have basic computer skills and knowledge. Have a question about the class? Call (718) 634-4784


Aug
18
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This workshop will include different types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Aug
18
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Aug
19
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Setting up Your Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up and begin operating a business. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring, and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310


Aug
22
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Aug
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

It is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also to be able to market them to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of knowing your job-related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
23
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, call 718-634-4784. Class code CC120


Aug
25
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This workshop will include different types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Aug
25
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Aug
26
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR310


Aug
29
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites, how to find and apply for jobs online, create an account at a major job-search website, post your resume online, and email your resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Aug
29
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


Aug
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Learn to identify common online application sections and prepare information for them to make applying online easier and more successful. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Aug
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Have a question about the class? Call (718) 634-4784. Class code CC100


Sep
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will have the skills to start navigating the Internet. Topics include computer terminology, using a browser, search techniques, the basic structure of a website, and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: CC110


Sep
9
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310


Sep
12
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Sep
12
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to identify your most marketable skills and achievements, and get help creating a career vocabulary that will enable you to highlight these strengths on resumes and online job applications.
To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Sep
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create, log on to and navigate an email account, send and receive messages and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Class code: CC120


Sep
15
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Sep
15
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Sep
19
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites, how to find and apply for jobs online, create an account at a major job-search website, post your resume online, and email your resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Sep
19
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


Sep
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Learn to identify common online application sections and prepare information for them to make applying online easier and more successful. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Sep
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Class code CC100


Sep
23
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Setting Up Your Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up and begin operating a business. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring, and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310


Sep
26
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Sep
26
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to identify your most marketable skills and achievements, and get help creating a career vocabulary that will enable you to highlight these strengths on resumes and online job applications. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Sep
27
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will have the skills to start navigating the Internet. Topics include computer terminology, using a browser, search techniques, the basic structure of a website, and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Class Code: CC110


Sep
29
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Sep
29
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. This workshop will cover different types of interviews and interviewing techniques, preparing for an interview, responding to common and difficult questions, and following up after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For more information, call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Sep
30
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call 718-990-8625. Class code JR310


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Arverne Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers.
  • One early literacy station
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • limited free printing.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Arverne Community Library include:

  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Arverne Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Study Aid
  • Test Prep
  • Jobs & Careers
  • Citizenship
  • Parenting
  • Computers
  • Nollywood
  • Bollywood

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Lucille Rose Day Care Center
148 Beach 59 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-0331
Peach Tree Day Care
612 Beach 65 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-1670
Rockaway Corp. Head Start
7205 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 945-3077

Community Board
Community Board District # 14
19-31 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
fax: (718) 868-2657
  

Community Organizations & Services
Far Rockaway Adult Day Center
23-55 Healey Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-2809
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
426 Beach 40 St.
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-5453
Rockaway Family Resource Center
19-31 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 337-9428
Rockaway Food Pantry
323 Beach 37 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-4730
  

Fire Department
Ladder 121
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Engine 265
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Battalion 47
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Emergency Medical Services 47
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
  

Local Hospitals
Peninsula Hospital
5115 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 734-2000
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
1624 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 869-7367
 

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Arverne Playground
Beach 54 St & Arverne Boulevard
Cardoza Playground
Beach 57 St. & Arverne Boulevard
 

Police Department
100th Precinct-Satellite
343 Beach 54 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 318-1294
100th Precinct
92-24 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Park NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-4200
101st Precinct
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3400

Post Office
Arverne Post Office
329 Beach 59 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (800)275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Daytop Village HS
316 Beach 65 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 474-3800
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS42 Robert Vernam School
488 Beach 66 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-7914
PS 105
420 Beach 51 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 474-8615
PS 106
180 Beach 35 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 327-5828
P.S. 256 ANNEX
360 Beach 53 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
  

Public High Schools
Beach Channel HS
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 945-6900
Far Rockaway HS
821 Bay 25 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-6000
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Goldie Maple Academy
365 Beach 56 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 945-3300
  

Senior Centers
Seaview Manor for Adults
210 Beach 47 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-1311
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The first arrivals in the area were fisherman, among them a NY attorney named Remington Vernam. He was very interested in the prospects for real estate development in Rockaway. He was persistent in buying land owned by William Amerman’s heirs. After several years he was successful in acquiring the land that now makes up the section they named Arverne. According to legend, it was Mrs. Vernam who suggested this name when she observed her husband’s signature, “R. Vern,” with the last letters “am” almost illegible.

In 1884 he incorporated Ocean Front Improvement Company where he wanted to open a new vacation village. Essential to this was the construction of a large hotel, completed in 1888. Despite a good start, Vernam’s hotel did not share in the general success of the community. Financial difficulties came early on. In January 1899 he filed for bankruptcy. He died unexpectedly in 1907, and his son Clarence continued his father’s work. In 1916, Clarence sold the last sizable open tract of land to investors.

Arverne began to decline in the 1950’s and by the 70’s, most of the buildings had been leveled. Recently, the “Arverne by the Sea” project has been revitalized.

The library was initially housed in a drug store from November 10, 1914 through 1929. It was temporarily relocated to PS 42 for one year when in 1930 it was replaced by a bookmobile stop. In 1951, the branch was established in small quarters in a housing project, and on October 23, 1964 a newer rental facility opened for service at the present site. A new title was vested with the City and was designated for Library use on September 6, 2000.

Sources:

History of the Rockaways by Alfred Bellot

Old Rockaway, New York in Early Photographs by Vincent Seyfried

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