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Glen Oaks

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Reading a Woman’s Perspective Is Exciting

Lisa See’s latest novel, The Island of Sea Women, explores a matrifocal society of haenyeo, female divers on the tiny Korean island of Jeju.

It took See eight years to begin her project on the women of the island, who support their families by diving sixty feet for seafood, but once she did, she became ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Reality Is Your Friend

Katy Butler lives in California, but she feels a connection to Queens. In 2014, she spoke at Jamaica Hospital about death and dying. Her new book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, explores the same topic.

Butler says her book is different from others about death and dying because it ...

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 ...

Apr
19
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday Kids' Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 join us for a variety of fun activities each week: knitting, arts and crafts, board games, Legos, and much more! Parents, grandparents, and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join the activities!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Earth Day with upcycled crafts

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Stop by the children's room from 3-4:30pm and make flowers and other crafts using recycled materials. Families with children welcome.


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Apr
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "Charlotte's Web"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "Charlotte's Web" (1973, G). All ages welcome!


Apr
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "The House With a Clock in Its Walls"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (2018, PG). All ages welcome!


Apr
29
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children will receive support in reading and homework. If interested, they may also participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:15PM

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4:15PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7 (Group A)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free afterschool art classes for children ages 4-7. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Toddler Learning Center is a five-week program designed to help toddlers get ready to read! Children ages 18-36 months are invited with their families for play-based education and information from expert guests.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:15PM

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4:15PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7 (Group B)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free afterschool art classes for children ages 4-7. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

ProjectArt for Ages 8-12

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free after-school art classes for children ages 8-12. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft for children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Spring Festival: Yoga Storytime

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy stories, stretches, and relaxing. Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate.


May
18
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Spring Festival: Roll and Throw Engineering with the Discovery Team

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

You’re in control of the momentum with our library-made Marble Run. Adjust the tubes for a speedy run, or for something more challenging, slow things down. Test capabilities and your skills with the ancient Trebuchet (trebyəˈSHet) and catapults. Create your own catapult and see how far it can fling things. All ages are welcome; this is as much fun for adults as kids! (But don't tell, it's all physics.)


May
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Spring Festival: Magic Theatricks by Phil

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come and see Mr. Phil Levy dazzle you with some magic tricks!


May
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Spring Festival: Face Painting for Children

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come for face painting for children. Numbered tickets will be distributed from 1:30 pm at the Lower Level Reference Desk. Activity is available for the first 50 children on a strict first-come, first-served basis.


May
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Spring Festival: Celebrate Seeds!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children and families can observe different types of seeds and seedlings while learning what a plant needs to grow and how seasonality affects our farm landscape. Queens Farm will provide visuals of the farm through the seasons, and a variety of seeds that students can see and touch. We will also have supplies for a collage activity; using both seed catalogues and real seeds visitors can make works of art celebrating where plant life begins.


May
18
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Spring Festival: Scavenger Hunt for Children

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Get to know your children's library better with a scavenger hunt for children up to 12 years old.


Jun
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Basic Coding Classes for Kids

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

This program introduces children ages 8-12 (3rd to 7th grades) to the world of coding. Participants will learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their very first webpage. Attendance is required for all four sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636.

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Jun
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family's country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
5
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Funtastic Family Sing Along

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents and caregivers participate in a family sing-along with popular songs incorporating movement.


Jun
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


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
BGrodenchik@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 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

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.