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Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Our New Music For September!

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 Leslie Odom Jr., blink-182, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, The Monkees, Maxwell, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, and ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

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 ...

Sep
27
1:15PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play mahjong and share the fun, excitement, and camaraderie with others.

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

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Sep
27
1:30PM

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3:00PM

How's Your Hearing?

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A Doctor of Audiology will give you a free, quick and easy hearing screening. All are welcome. This is a component of Queens Library's annual Older Adult Day.


Sep
28
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Queens Memory Project

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Visit the Queens Memory table to find out how to capture and share family stories. Then listen to oral histories from the Queens Memory collections. Learn ways to safely store, handle and display photos and other treasured family artifacts. Sign up to participate in an upcoming Queens Memory event where staff will digitize your photos or other mementos for free!


More...
Sep
28
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Older Adults Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Older Adult Services presents Older Adults Day, featuring live entertainment, short presentations on a range of subjects of interest to older adults, free health screenings, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important resources.


Sep
28
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Ready New York

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Ready New York is NYC Emergency Management’s public education campaign. Through the program we encourage New Yorkers to learn about the hazards they may face in NYC and prepare for all types of emergencies by writing an emergency plan, choosing a meeting place, gathering supplies for their home, and preparing a Go Bag in case they need to leave their home in a hurry.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Kathy Moran, R.N. discusses causes and symptoms of arthritis and joint pain and available treatments.


Sep
28
11:00AM

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1:00PM

An Introduction to Relief Printmaking

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Older Adult Services presents An Introduction to Relief Printmaking. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please call the Glen Oaks Library @ 718-831-8636 to register. Space is limited.


Sep
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Double Trouble Concert

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"Double Trouble", Evy Mayer and Jean Farnworth, sing an eclectic mix of songs which showcase their talents as vocalists, instrumentalists and interpreters.
"They are contemporary traditional musicians who sing about modern life with the same spirit troubadors of the 19th sang about their contemporary lives." Christine Lavin, WFUV, 90.7 FM


Sep
29
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Still Life, Landscape, Photography: An Art History Adventure

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This 3-session series covers art from Egyptian times through the 19th Century and explores the relationship between still life, landscape, and photography.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Meditation for Peace and Wellbeing: A Workshop for New and Advanced Meditators

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Long time meditator Jim Rose talks about the journey of finding last peace, happiness and a greater sense of well-being. He will also share a simple technique that can help you achieve a last state of peace and happiness found through no outer experience.


Oct
1
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun and community.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:

October 1, 2016 "The Secret Life of Bees" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG-13
October 8, 2016 "The Revenant" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated R
October 15, 2016 "Spotlight" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated R
October 22, 2016 "Fathers and Daughters" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated R
October 29, 2016 "Me Before You" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes. We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish?
Join to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking and news.
Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.


Oct
7
1:00PM

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2:30PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an adventure in reading. The Adult Book Discussion Club at the Glen Oaks Community Library, once a month on Monday afternoon at 12 pm..

Monday, September 12th @ 12pm "The Interestings" By Meg Wolitzer
Monday, October 17th @ 12pm " The Nest" By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney


Oct
18
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Introduction to Photography

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This is a creative 8 session course in photography for adults ages 50+. The 9th session is a gallery showing of your work with professional teaching artist Karen Bourbeau. Registration is required. Call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Medicare Educational Seminar

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This Mail-A-Book programs looks at the As, Bs, Cs and Ds of Medicare and the changes that may affect you in 2017. Bill Wilkie, an independent Senior Health Insurance Representative, leads this program.


Oct
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Glen Oaks Community Library's monthly Craft Club. Each month the club will do a different craft project. Suggestions welcome. Registration is limited to 10.


Nov
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Chair Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Certified instructor Didi Tapomaya teaches participants basic yoga techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises with guided visualization. Space is limited. Please register at the Glen Oaks Library - 718-831-8636

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:
November 5,2016 "Eat Pray Love" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG-13
November 12,2016 " The Devil Wears Prada" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG-13
November 19, 2016 " Genius" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG-13
November 26, 2016 " The Great Gatsby" (2013) @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Nov
14
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Us For A Book Discussion:
November, 14 @ 12:00 P.M. "When Breath Becomes Air" By Paul Kalanithi
December, 12 @ 12:00 P.M. "Eligible" By Curtis Sheffield

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Glen Oaks Community Library's monthly Craft Club. Each month the club will do a different craft project. Suggestions welcome. Registration Required.
Monday, November 21 @ 6 P.M.
Monday December 5th @ 6 P.M.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beaded Jewelry Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make beaded jewelry with instructor Terry Go. Registration is required, only 10 spaces in each class. Call Glen Oaks Library to register. 1-718-831-8636
Supplies will be provided by the library. Two sessions: 11am and 1pm

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:
December 3, 2016 "A Hologram for the King" @ 12:00 p.m. Rated R
December 10, 2016 "Winters Tale" @ 12:00 P.M. Rated PG-13
December 17, 2016 "White Christmas" @ 12:00 p.m. NR
December 31, 2016 "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) @ 12:00 p.m. Rated PG

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

  • 6 public computers
  • free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


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
SAMUEL FIELD Y / TASC PS 155 Q
80-61 251th St
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 225-6750
SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Pwy
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
TASC @ MS67/QUEENS CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
51-60 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
Aquart, Lillieth
88-34 212th Place, Floor 1st
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 217-7666
Xenox, Mary
86-84 208TH ST., Apt. 3H
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 479-1228
Northside Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050

Community Board
Queens Community Board 13
Queens Reform Church, 219-41 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)464-9700
fax: (718)264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Lost Community Civic Association
Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
In an emergency call (718)347-1600
P.O. Box 340 257-02 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-1637
NORCWOW (Natural Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls)
83-51 268th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-2244

Fire Department
Engine 251, Battalion 53
254-20 Union Turnpike
Glen Okas phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Local Hospitals
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Ave.
New Hyde Park NY , phone: (718) 470-7000
Schneider Children's Hospital
269-01 76th Ave
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718)470-7000
Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 163rd St.
Glen Oaks NY , 11004
phone: (718) or (516) 470-8100

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens County Farm Museums
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park NY , 11004-1129
phone: (718) 347-3276
JHS 172 Playground
82 Avenue, 256th to 257th St.
PS 186 Playground
Little Neck Parkway & 72 Avenue

Police Department
105 Precinct
92-08 222 Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Post Office - Glen Oaks
156-29 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 347-3764 / (800) 347-6689
fax: (718) 347-6689
Post Office - Horace Harding
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
Post Office - North New Hyde Park
1568 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (800)275-8777
fax: (516) 775-5029
Post Office - Floral Park
35 Tulip Avenue
Floral Park NY , 11001
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (516) 488-5064
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva Har Torah School
254-04 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343-2533
Our Lady of the Snows
79-33 258th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343 1346
North Side Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050
QCP Children's Center - Daniel Wieder Campus
249-16 Grand Central Parkway
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 279-9404
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 115 Glen Okas School
80-51 261st
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4010
PS 186 Castlewood School
252-12 72 Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4021
 

Public High Schools
High School of Teaching Liberal Arts and Sciences Q566
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 736-7100
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
PS/IS 208
74-30 Commonwealth Boulevard
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 468-6420
MS 172 Irwin Altman Middle School
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4000/01
PS/IS 266
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-3920

Senior Centers
SNAP Bell Park
227-02A Hillside Ave.
Queens Village phone: (718) 740-3906
SNAP Queens Village
80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Building 4 CBU #29
Queens Village NY , phone: (718) 454-2100
St. Gregory the Great Senior Club
242-20 88th Avenue
Bellerose NY , phone: (718) 347-3707

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
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 area that is now called Glen Oaks was a slice of flat terrain eagerly sought by farmers in the 1640’s. It was a rural, unnamed section of Flushing, part of a 20,000 acre land grant to Massachusetts settlers and at one time the home of many potato fields in eastern Queens. 167 acres purchased from William K. Vanderbilt’s country estate became the Glen Oaks Golf Club in 1923. In 1944, the Gross-Morton Co. purchased 175 acres of land west of the golf club. Backed by $24 million in Federal Housing Administration funds, the neighborhood was developed after World War II, with shopping along Union Turnpike. The model community of Glen Oaks Village, named after the golf club, is a garden apartment complex of 2,864 units near the Nassau border. Construction of the two-story brick buildings began in 1945, and the first residents, many of them veterans, arrived in October 1947. Census figures show that the population increased from 4,999 in 1940 to 13,746 in 1950. The development is one of the city’s largest and is home to almost 3,000 families. Numerous one-family houses also built after the war comprise the area south of Union Turnpike.

The Library’s bookmobile began regular stops at the new neighborhood at the same time; in February 1950 an “extension agency” opened in the Glen Oaks shopping center at 256-25 Union Turnpike. A site at 256th street and Union Turnpike was earmarked by NYC for a new library in 1955. A private builder bought it before City budget officials approved purchase of the site. The City then rented the proposed medical building built on the site. On October 22, 1956, the Glen Oaks branch library was dedicated with speeches by Mayor Wagner, Assemblyman Wallach and Library Director Tucker. In 1975 a $60,000 renovation provided new lights, new flooring and a ramp for the handicapped. A $50,000 grant from State Senator Frank Padavan in 2001 allowed the library to upgrade the facility, including the purchase of some new shelving and furniture.

In the fall of 2009 this building was demolished and a new 18,000 square foot library was constructed on the same site.