This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, Queens Library invites you to celebrate Filipino heritage, catch one of the summer's biggest blockbusters, and see special musical performances from M.A.S. Swing, Lois Bruno, Wang Guowei and Sun Li, Abby Powell, the Long Island Chorus, and The Queens Court. We hope to see you ...

A Great Day For Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present Older Adults Day, which will feature live entertainment, programs, and short presentations on a variety of topics specifically for older adults.

In addition to special events and activities, there will be 20 organizations present at Older Adults ...

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.

TITAN will also hold periodic “Talking Shakespeare” discussions where they will answer your questions about ...

Learn More About Elder Law

Would you like to learn more about planning for your retirement and financial future? If so, come join us at one of our many Elder Law Seminars (free of charge), where you can learn valuable information about financial planning for yourself and your loved ones.

A specialized attorney will be discussing various ...

An Alternate Path to the High School Diploma with the National External Diploma Program

  • Earn a traditional high school diploma from Long Beach High School
  • Flexible and confidential
  • Complete program in 6 to 12 months
  • Aligned with the college and career readiness standards
  • Work through online activities and with an advisor to complete your program
  • Work at home, ...

10th Annual StartUP Queens

Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding!

The mandatory training sessions for the 10th Annual StartUP! Compettion begin in October. All participants must complete a session on each of the four training topics.

All live training sessions are ...

Limited UPK Seats Still Available

for children born in 2011 at Ravenswood UPK, located at 35-42 21st Street, Long Island City, 11106.

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers outstanding pre-K education every school day from 8:00 - 2:30 including free nutritious lunch and snacks. The staff is warm, friendly and highly qualified to provide the best learning ...


Mail-A-Book continues to enrich the lives of the homebound with both new and traditional ways to communicate with its customers!

Queens Library’s Mail-a-Book Service offers customers the convenience of having library materials delivered to their door free of charge. These materials include books in large print, regular ...

Lincoln Center Programs at Queens Library

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood! Queens Library has partnered with Lincoln Center to bring FREE events to a library near you.

Lincoln Center Local offers live hour-long programs combining performance with a question-and-answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with ...




Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Toddler Learning Center is a five-session preschool play group that offers learning opportunities to parents or caregivers. Professionals from fields such as nutrition, physical fitness, speech therapy and child psychology speak with the adults, make simple referrals and give advice while children play.

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glendale Community Library has:

  • 5 public computers for adults
  • 6 public computers for children
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsft Office Software
  • Limited free printing

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International Language Collections at the Glendale Community Library include:

  • Albanian
  • Romanian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • German
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Serbian

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

  • ESOL
  • Graphic Novels
  • Urban Fiction

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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Little Forest People Corp.
82-99 88th Place
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 805-2099
YMCA of Greater New York
69-02 64th Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-6271
Small Wonder Preschool Annex
88-66 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 850-0400

Community Board
Queens Community Board District # 5
61-23 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 366-1834
fax: (718) 417-5799

Community Organizations & Services
Glendale Civic Association
88-37 Doran Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 275-9771
Glendale Property Owners Civic Association
78-40 85 Street
Glendale NY , 11385
Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol c/o Home Federal Savings Bank
70-24 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
61-14 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 386-9898
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
74-19 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 456-2389
Glenridge Senior Citizens Center
59-03 Summerfield Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 386-5136
Catalpa YMCA
69-02 64 Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-6271
Greater Ridgewood Youth Council
62-04 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 456-5437

Fire Department
Engine 286/Ladder 135
66-44 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 476-6286

Local Hospitals
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn NY , 11237
phone: (718) 963-7272

Local Newspapers
Glendale Register
69-60 Grand Avenue
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 426-7200
fax: (718) 429-1234

Parks and Playgrounds
Glendale Playground
Between 70 & 71st Streets & Central Avenue
Evergreen Park
Between Felix & 75th Ave & 60th Street
Joseph F Mafera Park
Between 65th Place & Catalpa Avenue & 68th Avenue
Forest Park
Between Myrtle Ave, Union Turnpike & Park Lane S

Police Department
104th Precinct
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718)386-3004

Post Office
Glendale Station
69-36 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385

Private / Parochial Schools
Redeemer Lutheran (Pre K - 8)
69-26 Cooper Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385-0113
phone: (718)821-6670
St. Pancras, Pre K - 8
68-20 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718)821-6721
St. John’s Lutheran
88-24 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
Sacred Heart School, Pre K – 8
84-05 78th Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385-0113
phone: (718) 456-6636

Public Elementary Schools
PS 091 Richard Arkwright (Q091)
68-10 Central Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-6880
fax: (718) 386-0216
PS 113 Isaac Chauncey (Q113)
87-21 79 Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 847-0724
fax: (718) 805-0737
PS 081 Jean Paul Richter (Q081)
559 Cypress Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-9800
fax: (718) 386-7203

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 119 The Glendale (Q119)
74-01 78 Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 326-8261
fax: (718) 456-9523

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Elizabeth Crowley
District OfficeAtlas Park Mall, 71-19-80th Street, Ste.8-303
Glendale NY, 11385
phone: (718) 366-3900
fax: (718) 326-3549
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, 1765
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7381
fax: (212) 227-7164
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michael Miller
District Office 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard
Woodhaven NY, 11421
phone: (718) 805-0950
fax: (718) 805-0953
Albany Office LOB, Room 519
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-4621
fax: (518) 455-5361
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Hon. Bill de Blasio


In 1642 the Dutch West India Company granted Reverend Francis Doughty 74,000 acres of land: a vast area which was mostly swampy with fresh water pools. This area was originally called “Fresh Ponds” and remained largely undeveloped for a long period.

As the Civil War came to an end, a land developer by the name of George S. Schott obtained a generous amount of this land, as a repayment of a debt owned to him. Schott is credited with giving this area the name Glendale, after a town in Ohio that he grew up in. During this period many German immigrants came to the area and established farms that were well known for their produce and dairy products.

By the late 1800’s, increases in the German immigrant population resulted in the appearance of many beer gardens and picnic grounds. When a city law was passed in 1852 that banned cemeteries from being placed in Manhattan, many looked to Queens. The area around Glendale became known as the “Cemetery Belt” because of its large number of graveyards.

After the end of World War I, farming ceased to be the majority occupation, as breweries and textile factories came on the scene. It was the beginning of the industrial period, which caught the attention of yet a new wave of German immigrants.

The eastern side of Fresh Ponds, where Forest Park is today, was called “Dry Harbor”, for it was said by many that the homes that rested there looked like they were sitting on top of the trees and hills; it looked as if there was a harbor but without any water present.

The German-American influence definitely lingers on in Glendale; the neighborhood boasts many different restaurants and establishments, such as Von Westerhagen’s and Zum Stammtisch

In the 1980’s Glendale attracted a new wave of immigrants from such places as Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Poland, as well as many from Latin American countries. Like the rest of the borough Glendale has become a vibrantly diverse community.

Glendale is a quiet residential community of one and two-family homes near the Brooklyn-Queens border bounded on the south by Forest Park, the Jackie Robinson Parkway, and a chain of cemeteries, and on the north and northwest by the Montauk and Bay Ridge lines of the Long Island Railroad.

Since the early 1900’s, many of the locals had been interested in bringing a public library to Glendale. A small early library had moved from one spot to another, but by 1928 land for a permanent location was finally purchased by the city at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and 73rd Place. After a long period of pressure from the Glendale locals the Library finally opened its doors on May 29, 1936. Designed in the style of a Renaissance Italian castle, and built by the WPA during the Depression, the Glendale branch is one of the most beautiful of the historical branches in the Queens Library system. Recently, enough money was raised and planning began to have the branch completely restored.