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Queens Library for Teens

This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the library this weekend? Well, you can still celebrate Eid al-Fitr, color with other adults, share your migration stories with Queens Memory, take a practice ACT, go to a jewelry workshop, improve your digital literacy, learn how to play Korean drums, meet a comedy illusionist, watch fun movies, hear wonderful music, ...

Check Out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child This Sunday!

It’s the moment all Potterheads have been waiting for!

The eighth installment in the Harry Potter book series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” will be released on July 31. You can pick up available copies this Sunday at Queens Library!

Three of our community ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Support New York Empire Tennis and Queens Library!

If you love tennis, libraries, or both, join us and celebrate the return of Mylan World TeamTennis to Forest Hills Stadium At The West Side Tennis Club this summer!

New York’s own Mylan WTT team, the New York Empire, will also give library fans a reason to celebrate.

Thanks to a new partnership ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be A Midsummer Night's Dream on Monday, August 1 at ...

Celebrate Eid at Queens Library!

In honor of Eid al-Fitr, Queens Library will be hosting a special event on Saturday, July 30 for the public to celebrate and learn more about the holiday.

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will greet and entertain our audience with cheerful songs, dances, homemade sweets, and henna painting.

We hope ...

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 ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Aug
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Youth Leadership Council

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

As a member of the council, you will learn valuable leadership and communication skills and, most important, make a difference in your community!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Architects: Design the Park of Your Dreams!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

**Please note that the workshops will actually start at 3:00pm, NOT 3:30PM.**

Attention all future architects! Learn how to design an oceanfront park project for your neighborhood. Go green at Queens Library for Teens!

This program is made possible by a grant from the office of New York City Council Member Donovan Richards, Jr.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

Queens Library for Teens has:

  • 48 public computers for Teens
  • 20 laptops
  • Google Nexus tablets
  • 1 Recording studio
  • 3 Recording studio editing stations
  • 3 gaming systems and Gaming Lounge
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections and Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections are available at the Far Rockaway Community library.


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
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
Valerie Bacchus
316 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-6281
Bowen’s Unique Headstart L.L.C.
449 Beach 21 Street, 1st Floor
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (866) 263-6734
Delreta Brown
15-19 Dunbar St., Ground Floor
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-3709
Blanche Community Progress Day Care Ctr. 2
44-02 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7881
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 14
1931 Mott Avenue,
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
  

Community Organizations & Services
101st Precinct Community Council
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3441
Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation
1920 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5300
fax: (718) 327-4990
Safe Space NYC (Children and Family Services)
157-02 Crossbay Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-3528

Local Hospitals
St. John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore
327 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 869-7000
  

Local Newspapers
The Wave
88-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach NY , 11691
phone: (718) 634-4000
fax: (718) 945-0913
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Redfern Playground
Beach 12th Street & Redfern Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
Westbourne Playground / PS 104 Playground
Mott Avenue & Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
Grassmere Playground
Grassmere Terrace & Brookhaven Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
Beach 44th Street Playground
between Beach 43rd-44th S
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
  

Police Department
101st Precinct
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3400
  

Post Office
Far Rockaway Post Office
1836 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Bnos Bais Yaakov (PreK-8)
710 Hartman Lane
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 337-6000
Christian Training & Recreation (PreK-K)
14-25 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11671
phone: (718) 327-1284
Church of God Christian Academy (K-12)
1332-1336 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-9590
Rockaway Childcare Center (PreK-K)
14-66 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1384
St. Mary Star of Sea School (PreK-8)
595 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-2242
Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok (PreK-8)
1513 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-6247
Torah Academy For Girls (K-12)
444 Beach 6th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-8444
Torah Academy High School For Girls (9-12)
636 Lanett Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1300
Yeshiva Darchei Torah (PreK-12)
257 Beach 17th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-2300
Yeshiva School of Far Rockaway (9-12)
802 Hicksville Road
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-7600
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.43 (K-8)
160 Beach 29th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5860
P.S. 104 The Bays Water (PreK-6)
26-01 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1910
P.S. 105 The Bay School (PreK-8)
420 Beach 51st Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 474-8615
P.S. 106 (K-5)|
180 Beach 35th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5828
P.S.197 The Ocean School (K-5)
8-25 Hicksville Road
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1083
P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott (K-5)
535 Briar Place
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-7928
P.S. 253 (PreK-5)
1307 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-0895
  

Public High Schools
Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School (9-12)
8-21 Beach 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-2154
Channel View School for Research (Q262)
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1970
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S.53 Brian Piccolo (6-8)
10-45 Nameoke Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-6900
P.S. / M.S. 43 (K-8)
160 Beach 29th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5860
 

Senior Centers
JCC of the Rockaway Peninsula
1525 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-7755
JASA Queens Care Management
131 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-6677
 

Elected Officials
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queens Library for Teens is a special library dedicated to enriching the lives of teens. It is open Monday through Friday, 2:30p.m. to 6p.m. for young people ages 12 to 19. There is plenty of relaxed, comfortable seating and library materials of high interest to young adults. There are more than 70 magazine subscriptions, an anime book collection and test-prep materials. Rules about noise and snacking are more relaxed than in the “regular” library.

The library houses 48 computers, 10 printers, Wii, X-Box, Kinnect, Play station 3 and Nintendo 3ds.The professional recording studio and music editing stations allow youth to record music and receive training and perform music live. Workshops include learning protools, reasons, audio engineering skills, video production, mixing, song writing, and singing/rapping and playing the piano.

The Homework Club meets every day from 2:30-3:30 pm. Students work in small groups with staff assistance. ELA, Regents and SAT/ACT prep workshops are offered. Science, math and literature programs are a consistent part of the monthly schedule. The technology programs are offered two times per week. They include: introduction to computers, multimedia presentations and publication, web design & graphic arts, college and career survival and much more.

Job Readiness is an integral part of the Teen Library program. Programs assist youth preparing for employment. Job readiness training, workshops, programs and events include; Microsoft Office, computer boot camps, resumes and cover letters, employment and career fairs. Individual sessions are also available by appointment.

Pre-GED classes meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-2:00pm. The Pre-GED courses help prepare students who want to improve their skills for a better chance of success in the GED Preparation program .The program helps facilitate a smooth transition from basic skills instruction to the application of knowledge required for success on the official GED test. The Pre-GED program provides language arts, writing and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

At Queens Library for Teens, teens actively participate in developing the calendar of events. Several ongoing and traditional programs include: College Club, youth advisory, chess club, social media club, and health and nutrition workshops, anti gang awareness, substance awareness, healthy relationships, fashion, model railroading, sports club and much more. Annual events include: fashion shows, talent shows, culture programs, college fairs, employment and career day events.

Youth Counselors and Teen Net Mentors staff the Library for Teens, a model that has been integral to the library's success. Queens Library trains its entire public service staff to recognize that "everybody serves youth".

Queens Library for Teens opened in December 2007 in a 3,000-square-foot space, just 1- 1/2 blocks from Queens Library at Far Rockaway, in the heart of the community.

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Websites

Rockaway..."place of waters bright.” The Wave.
http://www.rockawave.com/common/his tory/history.html

Far Rockaway, Queens. Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Rocka way,_Queens

Rosenberg, Miriam. Dual Ceremony for Rockaway Nobel Laureate May 11. (2005).
The Wave
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Amon, Rhoda. The Rockaways: A Paradise for Everyman. Newsday
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Far, Far & (Rock)Away. Forgotten NY.
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET %20SCENES/borderlinefarrock/farrock.html

Hazelton, Henry Isham. The Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York1609-1924: The Rockaways.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nynassa2/rockaw ays.htm