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Queens Library for Teens

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is here, and we asked our staff members to share some of their favorite tales of romance!

We hope you enjoy this diverse list, filled with classics and contemporary titles, all of which you can find at Queens Library!

Have a happy and romantic ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, join us at Queens Library for events celebrating Valentine's Day and African American History Month (including the 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration), as well as arts-and-crafts programs, adult coloring, family science, yoga for kids, great concerts, movies, magic shows, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Discovery Day Engineering Fair!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Library Discovery Center in the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, for a chance for kids to learn about science, technology, and engineering — and have fun at the same ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

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 David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Free Digital Music!

Get free digital music on your own computer and/or device!

Freegal Music is a downloadable music and streaming service that gives patrons access to over 7 million songs in more than 100 genres in MP3 format, and 12,000 music videos, including Sony Music's catalog of artists. The collection is comprised of music from over ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Feb
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Hip Hop: Hip Hop Boot Camp Workshop - Positive Mind, Body, and Soul = Good Music

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Instructor Davon Livingston demonstrates his Hip Hop Workout and shows kids how to follow a healthy lifestyle.


Feb
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Effective SAT Test Prep Strategies

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

SAT prep for spring testing continues! Practice with the key strategies and prepare with the latest material to get the score you deserve. Preregistration is available by calling 718.471.2573 or emailing bjeffries@queenslibrary.org.

This program is made possible by Councilman Donovan Richards' Office.

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