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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for great holiday concerts, author events with Bangladeshi-American poet Hassanal Abdullah and the Chinese literature writing circle Overseas Window, Senator Leroy Comrie's mobile office hours, a holiday gift giveaway for kids and seniors, writing workshops, a spelling bee, winter meditation, ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

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

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Dec
18
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 library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Gingerbread Houses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

All children are welcome to make gingerbread houses to bring home. For more information, call (718) 776-6800.


Dec
19
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Google CS First Animation Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Children ages 8 through 14 are welcome to test their scratch programming skills in the animation series. There will be 5 one hour lessons you can register for and learn how to use scratch with tutorials.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
20
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
12:45PM

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1:15PM

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


Dec
22
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


Dec
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.


Dec
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from 2 to 5 years old and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.


Jan
1
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

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


Jan
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:45AM

--to--

12:15PM

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


Jan
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

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
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Spelling Bee at Queens Village

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd through 6th grade are welcome to participate in our Queens Library's spelling at our branch for a chance at the finals and a prize!


Jan
10
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make an MLK craft to celebrate his achievements and togetherness.


Jan
11
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from 2 to 5 years old and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, story, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy developement.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Movie Night: "Despicable Me 3"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Despicable Me 3".


Jan
23
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Winter Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make winter crafts.


Feb
13
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Valentine's Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make a Valentine's craft.


Feb
14
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Valentine's Day Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make a Valentine's Day Card.


Feb
15
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Movie Night: "My Little Pony: The Movie"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "My Little Pony: The Movie".


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.