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Get Ready To Vote: Register At the Library!

Have you registered to vote? Come to the library to sign up and get registered on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 25!

Be confident that you can contribute your opinion to this year’s elections. Visit us at any Queens Library location on September 25 to fill out an ...

Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning. Donate Now!

Our STACKS afterschool program provides a nurturing environment to read and to do homework. It also encourages participation in other learning activities that help develop life skills.

But we can’t offer programs like this without the support of our community.

Programs like STACKS are made possible thanks to the ...

Older Adults Day at Glen Oaks!

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

In addition to special seminars and activities, there will be more ...

Library Open Houses!

On Saturday, September 29, every Queens Library location will host a Fall Open House so students, families, and others can learn about all our resources and services! All are welcome.

Stop by your community library that day to find everything you and your family need to succeed—from millions of books to ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 begins September 15, and we’re celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Help us honor the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans with concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, and much more!

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations will take place at multiple ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your fall 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, a ...

Back-To-School: Get Ready At The Library!

It’s back-to-school time, and a new year of discovery and growth is about to begin.

Come to the Library to get ready for the school year with crafts, storytimes, tours, giveaways, and previews of our fall programs, such as our STACKS after-school program.

Our Back-to-School Guide, with tips on healthy eating, ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Join Us for Banned Books Week!

It’s almost time for Banned Books Week, the annual event celebrating the freedom to read—and we will be hosting all kinds of great events at the Library!

Banned Books Week (September 23 to 29) brings together the entire literary community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 27!

Now in its ninth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. ...

Sep
24
2:30PM

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Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
3:30PM

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Children's Origami

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to try their hand at origami.


Sep
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to compete in friendly chess competition with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Sand Art Pictures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make pictures with colored sand.


Oct
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Paint and Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to indulge their inner artist and this painting activity.


Oct
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Autumn Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make autumn crafts.


Oct
18
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Kids' Movie: Hocus Pocus

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Hocus Pocus" (2018, PG).


Oct
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Pipe Cleaner Challenge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to build using their imagination.


Oct
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Halloween Cookie Decorating

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to decorate cookies for Halloween. There are 30 spots, first-come, first-served.


Oct
30
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Costume Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to have Halloween fun at our costume party!


Oct
31
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Halloween Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and make a Halloween craft.


Nov
1
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Autumn Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make autumn crafts.


Nov
7
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
14
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Chat and Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to enjoy friendly games of cards and Uno.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
15
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Kids' Movie: Hotel Transylvania 3

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Hotel Transylvania 3."


Nov
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Thanksgiving Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to celebrate Thanksgiving with a craft.


Nov
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Leaf STEM and Rubbings

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to celebrate learn some autumnal biology about leaves and make rubbings.


Dec
3
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Hanukkah Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to celebrate Hanukkah with a craft.


Dec
4
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Queens Village Children's Spelling Bee

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to eighth grade during the 2018-2019 school year can participate in the Queens Village Branch Spelling Bee to win a spot in the final competition for Queens Library.


Dec
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

STEM: Binary Code and Binary Bracelets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to celebrate learn the uses of binary code, like speaking to space crafts and make a binary bracelet.


Dec
13
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Movie: Incredibles 2

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Incredibles 2."


Dec
18
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Queens Village Holiday Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to celebrate the holiday season at our Queens Village Library.


Dec
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Christmas Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to celebrate Christmas with a craft.


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

 


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. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
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. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, 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., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
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.