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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, you can join us for a Multicultural Festival, get free help with becoming a U.S. citizen, talk about the Mets with baseball writer Greg Prince, learn about extraordinary women from Queens, help your kids discover the joy of cooking, meet author Wang Anyi, watch great movies, enjoy wonderful concerts, and much, much more! We ...

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride With These Great Books!

June is LGBT Pride Month, and we asked our staff to suggest titles old and new that focus on and are inspired by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories and themes.

We hope you will check out these great books and join us in Celebrating Pride!

Thanks again to our staff members (including Hillcrest's ...

FREE Citizenship Drive and Legal Clinic

Are you or someone you know interested in getting free assistance with becoming a U.S. citizen and free legal advice on immigration-related issues?

Our Long Island City Adult Learning Center will host a one-day citizenship drive and legal clinic on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free ...

Battle of the Bands 2016: The Contestants So Far

If you haven’t already met them, we’d like to introduce you to some of our Battle of the Bands contestants.

Chiv Culture, the Roslyn School of Rock House Band, and Psychonaut Underground will be bringing down the house on July 14 at Colden Auditorium, so now’s ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Mayor and City Council Keep Investing in Libraries

The Mayor and the City Council have reached an agreement on the City's FY17 budget. I am pleased to tell you that the FY16 operating budget has been baselined for FY17 and future years. That is the $43 million citywide that was allocated in last year's budget.

We advocated long and hard for it. Insuring six days of service ...

Get in the Game: Summer Reading 2016!

Get in the game this summer and slam-dunk some reading goals. The annual Summer Reading Program at Queens Library is back and better than ever!

You can visit any community library to get your summer reading booklist or log, and sign up online at summerreading.queenslibrary.org to download materials and create an ...

Summer Poetry Contest!

Calling all poets! Send us your haikus, limericks, sonnets, and more for Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest 2016!

We welcome poets from all over New York State to submit one original poem that reflects our 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”

Entries will be grouped by ...

Our New Music For June!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Beyoncé, Lukas Graham, The Lumineers, Keith Urban, Royce da 5’9”, Sin Bandera, Santana, ...

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion

Congratulations to First Lady Chirlane McCray for hosting the first meeting of the Gracie Book Club!

She and her guests participated in a live stream broadcast discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's novel Bright Lines, moderated by author James ...

Jul
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pen Pal Club

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 2-6 improve their writing and spelling skills and make new friends who are not really that far away. Participants at Bay Terrace Library will write (and decorate) letters to participants at Windsor Park Library and Sunnyside Library, and vice versa. Preregistration for the series is required, and will begin on June 9th at Bay Terrace.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
13
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their parents or adult caregivers enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games. Space is limited. Each participant must have a free ticket, available at the Children's Reference Desk ten minutes before the program begins.

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

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Jul
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Activity Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 enjoy a different activity each week. Play games or work on puzzles, or do a craft project. Registration is not required.

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

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Jul
18
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Read-to-Me Club

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 37 months - 5 years, and their parents or adult caregivers, enjoy a story, songs, rhymes, and a simple craft activity. Space is limited. Each participant must have a free ticket, available at the Children's Reference Desk ten minutes before the program begins.

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

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Jul
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Fun Movie

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or caregivers enjoy "Norm of the North," an animated comedy for the entire family. Norm the polar bear (the voice of Rob Schneider) and his lemming friends visit New York City. Also starring Heather Graham and Ken Jeong. Rated PG.


Aug
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jump into Summer with Amazing New Math Games

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-8 will show off their skills and knowledge as they are guided in how to play little known games such as Even Steven and Mummy Math.

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

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Aug
3
3:15PM

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4:15PM

Jump Into Summer with Amazing New Math Games

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 9 -12 will show off their skills and knowledge as they are guided in how to play little known games such as Even Steven and Mummy Math.

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

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Aug
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Queens Museum Art History Lecture

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Presented by Queens Museum educators. This is a 4 session lecture series.

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

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Free computer access is available at all the libraries

The Bay Terrace Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Bay Terrace Community Library include:

  • Korean
  • Chinese

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Bay Terrace Community Library include:

  • Good collections of fiction and popular reading
  • Extensive collection of Korean language books, DVDs and CDs

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency 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
Bay Terrace YM & YWHA
212-00 23rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 423-6111
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center 38-20 Bell Blvd
38-20 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bay Terrace Community Alliance
P.O Box 604076
Bayside NY , 11360
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Fort Totten NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Historical Society Officers Club
PO Box 133
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548

Emergency Services
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718) 352-2080
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214th Place
Bayside NY , 11361
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
45th Avenue at Parsons Blvd
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231
St Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 281-8500

Parks and Playgrounds
Fort Totten Park
Cross Island Parkway, Totten to 15th Roads
NY ,
Clearview Park and Golf Course
22nd Ave & Little Bay, Willetts Point Blvd, 202nd
NY ,
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenues, Little Neck Bay
NY ,
Bay Terrace Playground
23rd Avenue, 212 Street
NY ,
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
212-71 26th Ave
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary
216-15 Peck Ave
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11364
phone: (718) 886-7250
The Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside
36-01 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11358
phone: (718) 229-5262
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School
216-01 38th Ave
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Robert Bellarmine School
56-20 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS169 - Bay Terrace
18-25 212th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 31 - Bayside
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron
214-43 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
PS 159
205-01 33rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 162 - John Golden
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621

Public High Schools
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 - Adrien Block
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , phone: (718) 961-3480
JHS 74 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158 - Marie Curie
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , phone: (718) 423-8100

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Ave
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The earliest known inhabitants of Bay Terrace were the Matinecock Native Americans, a tribe of the Algonquin nation. The tribal name Matinecock, meaning "hilly country", described the surrounding landscape, an area that may have been given to the tribe by the neighboring Lenapes.

In 1639, Dutch Governor Willem Kieft purchased the land from the Matinecock that today encompasses Queens County. William Lawrence, who served as a magistrate under the Dutch and English administrations, was granted a parcel of land by King Charles II in 1645 that included a large portion of what is today the areas of Bayside, Whitestone, Fort Totten and College Point. Bayside developed from an agricultural community to a suburb when the North Shore Railroad was extended in 1866. During the following several decades, the Bayside Land Association purchased farms for development. Bay Terrace, originally included within the bounds of Bayside, remained composed of farms and large estates until the 1950s, when Cord and Charles Meyer sold their 225-acre farm for development.

Bay Terrace was the name given in 1953 to the cooperative housing development built by the Norman K. Winston-Holzer Associates, because of its proximity to Little Neck Bay.

On February 20, 1981, the Bay Terrace library opened in the modern city-owned building at the present site.