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Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free tickets to Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar," performed by the famed Public Theater, will be available at Elmhurst Community Library (86-07 Broadway) on ...

31-Hour Open House at Corona!

Experience everything Queens Library has to offer!

We're staying up all night at Corona Community Library for our 31-Hour Open House, which will include a Poetry of Inclusion open mic with Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella.

Be sure to also join us for immigration workshops and legal assistance; ...

Our New Music For May!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from The xx, Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Trey Songz, Aimee Mann, ...

Learn to Code & Transform Your Career!

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) is a local nonprofit that aims to create a tech community that is reflective of our society, with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Access Code is a 10-month software development program offered by the Coalition for Queens that trains talented ...

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're pleased to honor some prominent figures of Asian and Pacific Island descent that have made great contributions and added to the rich cultural tapestry of the United States.

We will feature notable people from a variety of professions and careers on our ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens 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 neighborhood library or ...

Malcolm Gladwell: We Can’t Let NYC Libraries Lag Behind

Thank you to author and critic Malcolm Gladwell for his new letter on behalf of our City's libraries!

"Since I moved to New York City 20 years ago to become a staff writer at The New Yorker, I've relied on public libraries," Gladwell writes.

"They are open and welcoming to all, from writers like ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

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 ...

May
30
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
30
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Song and Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 3 to 9 are welcome to enjoy a few stories, songs, and fun.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in story time, crafts and singing.

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

Additional Dates


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May
31
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
2
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


Jun
6
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


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Build A Better World

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Build A Better World engages children with songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! For children 6 to 12 and their families.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Father's Day Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to create Father's Day Crafts at this program.


Jun
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Earthquake STEM Activity

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children are welcome to learn about earthquakes and tectonic plates at the STEM Activity. (ages 5-12)


Jun
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to join in making summer themed crafts at this program.


Jun
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Children's Movie Night: 'Monster Trucks'

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Monster Trucks".


Jul
3
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in story time and singing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Early Childhood Summer Reading Activity

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from birth to age 5 and their caregivers are welcome to join in summer reading activities and crafts while we encourage their children to discuss stories read to them.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Tambourines

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself tambourines and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Google CS First Club: Social Media

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Code. Play. Create your own social media! Register to be a part of Queen Village's Google CS First Club: Social Media with Scratch. For school-age children in grades 4-8. Only 10 spots are available. Pre-Registration is Required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Flower Picture Holders

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to decorate their own flower picture holders and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Tropical Suncatchers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to paint their own tropical sun catchers and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 Biome Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Third to fifth graders who participated in summer reading are welcome to make paper biomes and learn about ecology while discussing their summer reading selections.


Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Puppets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself puppets and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Puppets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself puppets and talk about their summer reading selections.


Jul
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Fans

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to design their own fans and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: Shared Jewelry Beading

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third through fifth grade are welcome to bead necklaces and bracelets to give their friends and family and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Birdhouses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself birdhouses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Birdhouses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third through fifth grade are welcome to put together their own do-it-yourself birdhouses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 Summer Reading: DIY Zipper Purses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to design their own do-it-yourself zipper purses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 Summer Reading: DIY Zipper Purses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third through fifth grade are welcome to design their own do-it-yourself zipper purses and talk about their summer reading selections.


Aug
16
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come join Carlos & Co. for their Fun-tastic Family Sing Along for preschool children. You'll sing, dance, watch story videos and even learn a little Spanish. Playing original and well known songs on guitar and percussion, Carlos and Co delivers a delightful musical experience that will also enhance your preschool child's literacy skills.Please register at the Library


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

K-2 End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kindergarteners to second graders who participated in summer reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


Aug
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

3-5 End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Third to fifth graders who participated in summer reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


Aug
25
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Early Childhood End of Summer Reading Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Infants through preschoolers and their caregivers who participated in summer reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


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
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., 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.