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Computer Science Education Week

It's Computer Science Education Week at Central Library! Learn the basics of computer science and coding from December 5 to 9!

Pick up skills in JavaScript and try out tech gadgets, plus learn about career pathways in the tech industry. 

Preregistration is required for most of these events; ...

Lincoln Center Local Presents The Nutcracker!

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring a free holiday treat for the whole family to a library near you!

In this special screening of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Your Donation Will Be Matched Dollar for Dollar*

For every $25 you donate, a new book will be added to the collection containing a bookplate with your name (or the name of someone you wish to recognize). $50 will buy two books, and so on.

*Thanks to a generous matching gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, every Buy-a-Book donation you designate to a library will ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 43 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Each year, more than 100,000 coats are collected across ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

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 ...

Adult Learner Program: Pre-Register Now!

Queens Library's Adult Learner Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational programs.

The following programs are offered at our seven Adult Learning Centers (located at Central Library, ...

Two Paths to High School Equivalency!

The Adult Learner Program at Queens Library provides two paths to High School Equivalency (HSE)—both are completely FREE with your Queens Library card, and both are offered in partnership with the NYS Education Department.

The Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a state-of-the-art, ...

Dec
7
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children can come into our Queens Village branch for homework help with one of our volunteers.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Super Readers: I Survived the Bombing at Pearl Harbor, 1941

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Super Reader's Book Club selection is Lauren Tarchis', 'I Survived the Bombing at Pearl Harbor, 1941'. This discussion is on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The club is for children ages 7-11. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Dec
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pokemon Hour

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children off all ages are welcome to join an hour of all things Pokémon. You can bring cards to play or electronics to play Pokémon Go, but it is not required.


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Dec
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children off all ages are welcome to join in the fun at game day and play board games together.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
6:30PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age children and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy story time at our Queens Village Branch. Be sure to wear your PJs.


Dec
13
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Mommy and Me

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers and infants under 18 months are welcome to join Mommy and Me for songs, puppets, board books, and social interaction.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers and children around the ages of 2 to 3 years old are welcome to Toddler Time for songs, stories, puppets, picture books, and a craft.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Winter Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to make winter crafts.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children's Holiday Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join in the fun.


Dec
21
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Tween Book Team: Heat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Tween Book Team selection is Mike Lupica's Baseball Favorite, 'Heat'. The club is for children ages 10-15. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Jan
2
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our QueensVillage Branch for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kid's Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join in some casual acting with peers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and caretakers are welcome to join in a story time, crafts, and singing.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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


Jan
9
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Martin Luther King Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join in some arts and crafts fun based on Martin Luther King Jr.


Jan
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Super Readers: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney.


Jan
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Pokemon Hour

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to bring Pokémon Cards, play Pokémon Go, and talk about everything Pokémon at group.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Movie: The Secret Life of Pets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Secret Life of Pets".


Jan
24
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Stories and Songs

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 2 years through 6 years may come to our Queens Village Branch for story time and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Pre-K for All Enrollment

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

PRE-K ENROLLMENT INFORMATION SESSION hosted by the NYC Department of Education. Learn what Parents/Guardians of children born in 2013 need to know about enrolling their child for the 2017-2018 school year in the free NYC Pre-K For All Program. The session will help parents understand the enrollment process and to ask any questions they may have. Space is limited and available first come, first served.


Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween Book Team: Out From Boneville

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is 'Out From Boneville', the first of Jeff Smith's graphic novel series 'Bone'. Children ages 11 through 15 are welcome to participate. Please, have the selection read for the meeting.


Jan
30
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Talent Show

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to perform in and/or attend our Queens Village Branch Talent Show.


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Super Readers: The Abominable Snowman

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is a choose your own story book "The Abominable Snowman" by R.A. Montgomery. Every reader decides their own tale in this book. This club is children 7 to 10 years old. Please, have the book read for the meeting.


Feb
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween Book Team: The Tail of Emily Windsnap

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is 'The Tail of Emily Windsnap', the first of Liz Kessler's series about a girl who discovers she is a mermaid. Children ages 11 through 15 are welcome to participate. Please, have the selection read for the meeting.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Valentine's Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join in some Valentine's arts and crafts.


Feb
23
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Movie: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life".


Feb
28
4:00PM

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4:45PM

African American History Trivia Night

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary School age children (6-12) are welcome to test their knowledge of African American History in a fun game.


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, 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
VACANT
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. 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., 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.