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Queens Library for Teens

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, you can join us for a Multicultural Festival, get free help with becoming a U.S. citizen, talk about the Mets with baseball writer Greg Prince, learn about extraordinary women from Queens, help your kids discover the joy of cooking, meet author Wang Anyi, watch great movies, enjoy wonderful concerts, and much, much more! We ...

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride With These Great Books!

June is LGBT Pride Month, and we asked our staff to suggest titles old and new that focus on and are inspired by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories and themes.

We hope you will check out these great books and join us in Celebrating Pride!

Thanks again to our staff members (including Hillcrest's ...

FREE Citizenship Drive and Legal Clinic

Are you or someone you know interested in getting free assistance with becoming a U.S. citizen and free legal advice on immigration-related issues?

Our Long Island City Adult Learning Center will host a one-day citizenship drive and legal clinic on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free ...

Battle of the Bands 2016: The Contestants So Far

If you haven’t already met them, we’d like to introduce you to some of our Battle of the Bands contestants.

Chiv Culture, the Roslyn School of Rock House Band, and Psychonaut Underground will be bringing down the house on July 14 at Colden Auditorium, so now’s ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Mayor and City Council Keep Investing in Libraries

The Mayor and the City Council have reached an agreement on the City's FY17 budget. I am pleased to tell you that the FY16 operating budget has been baselined for FY17 and future years. That is the $43 million citywide that was allocated in last year's budget.

We advocated long and hard for it. Insuring six days of service ...

Get in the Game: Summer Reading 2016!

Get in the game this summer and slam-dunk some reading goals. The annual Summer Reading Program at Queens Library is back and better than ever!

You can visit any community library to get your summer reading booklist or log, and sign up online at summerreading.queenslibrary.org to download materials and create an ...

Summer Poetry Contest!

Calling all poets! Send us your haikus, limericks, sonnets, and more for Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest 2016!

We welcome poets from all over New York State to submit one original poem that reflects our 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”

Entries will be grouped by ...

Our New Music For June!

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 Beyoncé, Lukas Graham, The Lumineers, Keith Urban, Royce da 5’9”, Sin Bandera, Santana, ...

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion

Congratulations to First Lady Chirlane McCray for hosting the first meeting of the Gracie Book Club!

She and her guests participated in a live stream broadcast discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's novel Bright Lines, moderated by author James ...

Jun
27
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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


Jun
28
4:00PM

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Dreamcatchers: A Guide to Entreneurship

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Think it, dream it, be it. Learn the basics on how a teen can turn dreams into a money making reality. Experience the experience at Queens Library for Teens!

This program is made possible by a grant from American Eagle Outfitters Foundation


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