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Game Day

Children in grades 1-6 join us on Friday afternoons to play their favorite games.

Oct 31 @ 3:30 PM

Skype a Crossword

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

Nov 3 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 10 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 17 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 24 @ 1:00 PM

Concerts in Motion Presents Vocalist Abby Powell

Abby Powell, praised by the New York Times as a singer of "solid and youthful" tone, has performed on the operatic and world recital stages. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Nov 4 @ 2:00 PM

Nappy's Puppets Presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Jack is English in origin, but his energy, enthusiasm, optimism and can-do attitude have made him a true American icon. Follow his many adventures in this funny, fast-paced, action-packed show, based on a collection of Appalachian short stories and featuring handcrafted shadow puppets.

Nov 6 @ 4:00 PM

Game Day

Children in grades 1-6 join us on Friday afternoons to play their favorite games.

Nov 7 @ 3:30 PM, Nov 21 @ 3:30 PM, Nov 28 @ 3:30 PM

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

Nov 18 @ 11:30 AM, Nov 25 @ 11:30 AM

Skype a Crossword

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

Dec 1 @ 1:00 PM, Dec 8 @ 1:00 PM, Dec 15 @ 1:00 PM, Dec 22 @ 1:00 PM, Dec 29 @ 1:00 PM

Oct
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents scenes from classic plays. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
31
11:00AM

--to--

1:30PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 join us on Friday afternoons to play their favorite games.


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Nov
3
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads a four-session workshop on writing memoirs. Learn the basics and get tips and techniques. There will be writing assignments and sharing of thoughts and ideas. This is a teleconferenced event. Call 718-464-0084 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. Seniors will learn safety tips and about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.


Nov
3
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Concerts in Motion Presents Vocalist Abby Powell

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Abby Powell, praised by the New York Times as a singer of "solid and youthful" tone, has performed on the operatic and world recital stages. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Discussion Group: For Men Only

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Men are invited to call into our program to talk about health, sports, politics and other topics of interest in this weekly discussion group. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Belly Dancing 101: An Introduction

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 36 openings

Belly dancing, also known as "raqs sharqui," is an ancient, mystical and healing dance form. Learn its fundamentals with Cashel Campbell. Preregistration is required for each session at queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Nappy's Puppets Presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Jack is English in origin, but his energy, enthusiasm, optimism and can-do attitude have made him a true American icon. Follow his many adventures in this funny, fast-paced, action-packed show, based on a collection of Appalachian short stories and featuring handcrafted shadow puppets.


Nov
6
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Women in History: After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Women of influence, countries and customs . . . . We chat about them all! This is an evening teleconferenced event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sing Along with Rich

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing your old-time favorite tunes with Richard Kagan in this is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.


Nov
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Jewelry-Making

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.


Nov
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make a Mask

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teens make masks inspired by their imagination or a favorite fictional character.


Nov
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 join us on Friday afternoons to play their favorite games.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
10
11:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This class is offered by AARP.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be the Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie in the comfort of the library! This month's selection is "Million Dollar Arm" (2014), rated PG.


Nov
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Preventing Falls

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion for seniors on how to prevent falls. This is a teleconference event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Nov
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all great spellers in grades 3-6! Participate in our spelling bee and have a chance to win prizes!


Nov
17
11:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages build fine motor skills while having fun playing with Legos and blocks.


Nov
19
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers must call Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss " The Round House," a novel by Louise Erdrich.


Nov
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Mitch Kahn Sings Academy Award-Winning Songs

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Singer and pianist Mitch Kahn celebrates the legacies of Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer and others.


Nov
20
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny will be moderating this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. We meet the third Thursday of each month. First-time callers please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Medicare Minutes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Nancy Herman joins us from the Medicare Rights Center in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make a Board Game

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Design and create your own board game following simple steps.


Nov
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Queens Farm Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn more about the Queens County Farm Museum. It began in 1697 as a farm, occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and contains historic farm buildings, a greenhouse, livestock, planting fields, an orchard and an herb garden. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's book selection is "The Husband List" by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents scenes from classic plays. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
28
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Board Game Bonanza

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of board games!


Dec
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening program for older adults and the home-bound. Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours is our guest tonight. She will lead an informative and anecdotal discussion about the history of lower New York. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Healthy and Unhealthy Fats

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion about nutrition, explaining the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats. This is a teleconference event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Roberto Reyes, Alzheimer's Association Outreach Manager, answers questions about Alzheimer's Disease. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
24
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's book selection is "The Red Garden" by Alice Hoffman This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Boxing Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The day following Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day. Learn more about the history and traditions of this holiday in this teleconferenced program. First-time callers, please preregister with Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084.


Dec
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Health Talk for Seniors

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads this teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queens Village Community Library has:

  • 8 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 Queens Village Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • New Americans
  • Black Experience
  • Travel
  • Audio books and large print books

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Queens Village Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 776-6800 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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
Teaching, Learning, & Caring
212-47 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)740-6750
Redeemer Nursery School
92-10 217th St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-3252
Reach and Grow
214-09 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-3860
Jen-Lyn’s Day Care
218-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-8475
Queens Village Day School
219-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 479-5926
Kids for the Future
220-24 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-4200

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 464-7333
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 0766
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-2160
Queens Village Community Services
80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building 21
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3950
 

Fire Department
Engine 304, Ladder 162
218-44 97th Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7000
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Winchester Blvd. & Union Turnpike
  

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

Post Office
Queens Village
209-20 Jamaica
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Joseph’s Parish (K-8)
217-55 100 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 464-8913
Our Lady of Lourdes (PreK-8)
92-80 220 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-1480
Sts. Joachin and Anne (PreK-8)
218-19 105 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-2230
Bethel Christian Academy (K-5)
215-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 978-4357 Ext. 322
Grace Lutheran (K-8)
100-05 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-1010
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 18 Winchester
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS 33 Edward M. Funk
91-37 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-6283
PS 34 John Harvard
104-12 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-6818
PS 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
fax: (718) 464-8448
Merrick Academy Charter School
207-01 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-4773
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
  

Senior Centers
SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 454-2100
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@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. Barbara M. Clark
Clarkb@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Malcolm A. Smith
masmith@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queens Village, located in east central Queens, is bordered to the north by Union Turnpike, to the east by the Cross Island Parkway, to the south by Murdock Avenue, and to the west by Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The area was settled by colonists in the 1640’s and became known as Little Plains. It was used as common public land for grazing cattle until the 1700s when a village was first established. The surrounding lands were gradually bought up and established as working farms.

From 1824 to 1834, the village was known as Brushville, named for Thomas Brush who opened a prosperous blacksmith shop as well as a number of other enterprises.

In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens was established. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Rail Road added “village” to its station’s name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.

1870 brought extensive development when Scott R. Sherwood, a prominent developer bought and subdivided a parcel of land south of the train station and divided it into 700 building lots.

By 1898, the population had grown to about 900. Still, the area remained largely rural. Many of the German descendants of the original farm owners continued to live there. In 1902, Interstate Park was opened, followed by Belmont Park in 1903.

But it wasn’t until the 1920s that Queens Village really began to take off. It was part of an overall housing boom that was spreading east through Queens from New York as people from the city sought the bucolic life.

Post World War II saw the arrival of veterans and their families, blacks and Latin Americans.

Today, many of those homes built in the twenties and thirties still stand. Charming and well maintained Dutch Colonials and Tudors currently house and continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.

 

Sources:

Books:
The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief,

Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Home Town Long Island. Staff of Newsday, Newsday Inc. 1999

The Encyclopedia of New York City. Kenneth T. Jackson, Editor, Yale University Press, 1995.

The Story of Queens Village. Vincent F. Seyfried, Centennial Association, 1974.

The Queens Village Library owes its existence to two women, Mrs. William Wood and Miss Anne Doughty. In 1896, they realized the need for a library in the growing town. An appeal to Dr. Charles Henry Miller, a well known painter of the time, and the Shakespeare Club resulted in a traveling library being obtained from New York State.

This library was housed in the Dutch Reformed Church. It proved to be so popular, that the Shakespeare Club raised funds for an independent library which was started in 1899. In 1901, its stock of 427 books were turned over to the Queens Borough Public Library.

In 1904, the library moved to the Kissam Building on Railroad Ave. In 1914, it moved to the Post Office building then on 218th St. In 1925, it moved to the northeast corner of Jamaica Ave. and Vanderveer St.

In 1937 property was purchased between 94th Rd. and 94th Ave on the east side of 217th St. In 1939, Louis J. Bailey, then chief of the Queens Borough Public Library was granted $125,000 to build the library’s first permanent home.

On Sunday June 8, 1952 the new, modern building was dedicated and opened to an enthusiastic public the following day.