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Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Blast Off Into Summer Reading! Join us this season for our summer reading activities, ranging from book discussions and films to outer space-themed crafts and projects for children and teens of all ages.

Pick up our book lists at your local library, or download them today from the convenience of your home. Keep track of your ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

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Queens Public 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 ...

Free Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Queens Public Library, along with the NYC Department of Education, will provide FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer Meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required and there is no cost. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

Queens ...

Summer Reading Battle of the Books!

It’s our second annual Summer Reading Battle of the Books!

This year, we’ve selected 16 of the best YA books for you to choose from, including Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, and Inspired by Real Life.

Vote for your favorite titles during the month of July, and challenge your friends to pick their favorites, ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for FREE—and make ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

This summer, the Public Theater will present William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus in Central Park and you’re invited to get free tickets on the day of the show!

Free tickets will be available on Thursday, July 18 at 12pm at Flushing Library (41-17 Main Street), and are first-come, ...

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

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

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

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 ...

Jul
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Chess

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play chess with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunch

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays through Fridays from 1-2pm for free summer lunches for children ages 0-18. Meals are first-come, first-served; space is limited.

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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3:30PM

Book Buddies (ages 6-8)

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades 1-3, come and practice your reading with a teen buddy.

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

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Jul
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 and above will learn how to code using Scratch. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Music

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and dance with our Wii music.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Bowling

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and bowl with us!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months can join us for simple songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Caregivers must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5, come and play with toys and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Make fun crafts for the summer.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Uno Tournament

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for an Uno tournament and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Ping-Pong Tournament

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to come and challenge your friends or play for fun in a game of ping-pong.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Stuyvesant Tutoring

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free ELA and Math tutoring to children entering 2nd to 5th grade. Preregistration is required as space is limited and tutors work with small groups. Sign up in person at the children's reference desk starting June 11. Children should be able to attend all eight sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn computer basics. Topics include but are not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email. Classes are not held on the last week of every month.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Conversation

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and practice English with our group.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play with our Wii gaming system.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Storytime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages two to five are invited for stories, songs, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Crochet Creation

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Get your crochet hooks, knitting needles, and yarns ready! Learn how to make your very own hats, scarves, and other cozy things for your friends and family. Beginners are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
11:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages two to five and their caregivers are invited to join us for a weekly story-themed craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
3:00PM

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3:45PM

STEM Science

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-10 are invited to join us for some cool STEM science activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess & Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play monopoly or Connect Four and other various board games with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Please join us on Thursday July 25 at 2 PM. We will be discussing the book of your choice. We want to hear from you about what you have read recently, what you have enjoyed, and why.


Jul
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cooking without Kitchen

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Learn the basic of healthy cooking without needing a kitchen.


Aug
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Program: Star Constellation Viewer Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Make your own constellation viewer as you learn about the night sky.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Program: Galaxy Bracelets

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Make a space themed bracelet to keep. All materials will be provided.


Aug
21
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Rocket Program

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for a rocket-themed storytime.


Aug
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Please join us on Thursday August 29 at 2 PM. We will be discussing the book of your choice. We want to hear from you about what you have read recently, what you have enjoyed, and why.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The McGoldrick Community Library has:

  • 9 adult computers
  • 3 young adult computers
  • 6 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the McGoldrick Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Graphic Novels
  • Large Print

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Immanuel Creative
163-15 Oak Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)460-9991
Happy Dragon of New York, Inc.
30-04 146 Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 446-9021
Flushing YMCA of Greater NY
138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8392

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

Community Organizations & Services
East Flushing Civic Association
161-12 43rd Ave
Flushing NY , 11358
Off-Broadway Home Owners Association
40-19 158th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
Engine 274 Battalion 52
41-20 Murray Street
Flushing NY , 11354
 

Local Hospitals
New York Hospital Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
Flushing Hospital
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
 

Local Newspapers
Flushing Times
41-02 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7400
Queens Courier
38-15 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
Queens Chronicle
2-33 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Murray Hill Playground
Barclay Ave and Murray Street
Bowne Park
Between 29th Ave and 32 Ave on 155th-159th Streets
Memorial Field of Flushing
Bayside Ave-25 Ave, 149th-150th Streets
Weeping Beach/ Carman Green
37th AVE and Bowne Street
  

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

Post Office
Station A Post Office
40-03 164 Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)321-8078
Linden Hill Post Office
29-50 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
Whitestone Post Office
14-44 150 Street
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 767-9245

Private / Parochial Schools
Bayside Lutheran School (PK-2)
164-05 35th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)894-8298
Flushing Christian School (K-8)
158-15 Oak Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 445-3533
Full Gospel Christian School (PK-3)
130-10 31st Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-7800
Holy Cross High School (9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Mary’s Nativity Elementary School (PK-8)
146-28 Jasmine Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)857-3341
Muslim Center Elementary School (PK-6)
137-58 Geranium Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 460-2127
St. Andrew Avellino School (PK-8)
35-50 158th St.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)-359-7887
St. Mel’s School (PK-8)
154-24 26th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)539-8211
St. Michaels’s School (PK-8)
136-58 41st Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-0246

Public Elementary Schools
PS 021 Edward Hart (Q021)
147-36 26 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8833
fax: (718) 358-0891
PS 214 Cadwallader Colden (Q214)
31-15 140 Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4055
fax: (718) 460-6841
PS 032 State Street(Q032)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
fax: (718) 358-1622
PS 107 Thomas A Dooley (Q107)
167-02 45 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 762-5995
fax: (718) 461-4989
PS 022 Thomas Jefferson (Q022)
153-01 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-4141
fax: (718) 358-1260
PS 184 Flushing Manor (Q184)
163-15 21 Road
Flushing NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
fax: (718) 352-0311

Public High Schools
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
Flushing International High School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 482-5463
Francis Lewis High School
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11355
phone: (718) 357-7740
John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 185 Edward Bleeker (Q185)
147-26 25 Drive
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
fax: (718) 359-5352
I S 025 Adrien Block (Q025)
34-65 192 St.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
fax: (718) 358-1563
JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard (Q189)
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-6676
fax: (718) 358-0155
IS 237 (Q237)
46-21 Colden St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353-6464
fax: (718) 460-6427
JHS 194 William Carr (Q194)
154-60 17 Avenue
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-0818
fax: (718) 746-7618
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
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
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

McGoldrick Community Library is located in the Murray Hill section of Flushing (also known as Broadway-Flushing). It occupies an eastern corner of North Flushing. Broadway was the original name of Northern Boulevard. Before the area was developed it consisted mostly of nurseries owned by families named Parsons, King and Murray. This area was developed in1889, and in April of that year, the Murray Hill LIRR station was built on 150th Street and 41st Ave.

McGoldrick Community Library has had many different locations. Originally in 1911 service was provided from a small traveling station- unfortunately it closed in 1916 because of low circulation. In 1925 library service was started again but then closed two years later since adequate space for the library could not be found. In 1930, the library was established as the Broadway-Flushing library.

In July 1931, the library moved to a building on 162nd street and Broadway. During this time the name of the library was changed to McGoldrick to honor the late Reverend Edward F. McGoldrick, a local pastor and library trustee.

The library was moved twice to two different locations on Depot Road over the next 40 years, until 1974 when the library moved to its present location on 155th street and Roosevelt Avenue. The library serves a residential diversified community including Chinese, Korean and Spanish populations and has many materials available to the customers in their home language.