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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can enjoy a fusion of musical traditions with Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan, meet Victorian mystery author Laura Joh Rowland, celebrate Lunar New Year (a little early!), cheer for kids at a spelling bee, practice your dancing, find the right science fair project, learn how to eat healthy ...

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This January and February, we hope you will join us for special events that pay tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including poetry readings, dramatic performances, fun learning opportunities for kids, and much more.

We also have suggestions below for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All ...

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 ...

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 ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Jan
22
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Tabletop Gaming for Tweens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Go beyond Monopoly and Connect Four and check out some new tabletop games! We'll be introducing a new one with every session: see how many monsters you can pack on an elevator; build your group of nightmare monsters before anyone else; or storm dungeons, steal treasure, and outwit your friends! You don't need to know the rules to play, you'll learn right here. Ages 9-12 welcome!


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get help with your homework from one of our volunteers! No registration necessary, just bring your homework with you.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Pete the Cat Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate our favorite Cool Cat! Come by for a Pete the Cat storytime, snack on some Groovy Buttons (they're really just M&Ms), and make a Pete craft or two! Ages 3-10 welcome!


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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Lessons ages 7-11

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

New to chess, or need to brush up on your game? We have a chess instructor ready to help you. Call Queensboro Hill Library (718-359-8332) and speak to the librarians to register; 16 spaces are available.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Storytime 0-18 mos

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Reading time is cuddle time! Bring your babies to a lapsit storytime for stories and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time storytime ages 18 mos-3 yrs

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddlers to Toddler Time! Sing a song or two, hear a story, learn a fingerplay, and take home a coloring sheet.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's an after-school storytime! Stories, activities, and crafts are all part of the fun. Ages 3-7 welcome!


Jan
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Science Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Little bit storytime, little bit mad science, Science Storytime is great to introduce a little bit of science and math to little ones! We'll read a story or two, and do something fun and hands-on for everyone. Ages 2-4 welcome!


Jan
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Escape the Room: Challenge for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens de-stress from the Fall Term and Regents exams by defeating a series of challenges with your friends to Escape the Room!


Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Anime Friday! Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Welcome to Anime Fridays! We're starting this program off with a viewing of Naruto: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals: One day, Rock Lee, the hardest working ninja in the village, rescues a young girl. Later, Rock Lee is on a mission to get a special cake from a bakery where only limited quantities are made daily. Suddenly, Naruto appears with the same goal. Ages 8-12 welcome!


Jan
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Report Card Challenge for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's report card day! Teens show off their results for prizes.


Jan
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

QH Kids Book Club: "Harriet the Spy"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our book discussion group for a snack and fun book chat! This month, we're reading "Harriet the Spy" by Louise Fitzhugh. Come in and pick up your copy!


Feb
1
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Book to Movie Club: "Harriet the Spy"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

The next movie in our book-to-movie club is "Harriet the Spy", based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh. Come in, enjoy the movie, and pick up a copy of the book with the children's librarian for a book discussion later this month.


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get help with your homework from our volunteers. No registration necessary!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Art Storytime (ages 2-4 yrs)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your little ones in for an art storytime! We'll read books on color, painting, and art, and end with a little art time of our own.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Feed the Birds: Teens Make Birdfeeders

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's Feed the Birds Day! Join other teens in making birdfeeders to take home for our feathered friends! Supplies will be provided.


Feb
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Board Game Club (ages 7-11)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Try out a new board game! Not sure how to play? No worries, we've got an instructor ready to walk you through it. Find out whodunnit it in a round of Clue, or test out your word skills with Scrabble. Maybe you'll discover a new game to love!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose Storytime (0-18 mos)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Reading time is cuddle time! Bring your babies to a lapsit storytime for stories and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time Storytime (ages 18mos-3yrs)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddlers to Toddler Time! Sing a song or two, hear a story, learn a fingerplay, and take home a coloring sheet.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

I-Heung Lee in Concert

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Classical pianist I-Heung Lee performs the works of Mozart, Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and others.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Build a Dragon in the Children's Room!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Help get our Children's Room ready for Lunar New Year! Join us in building a dragon to display for good luck! We have all sorts of construction paper, cardboard, glue, and paint - we just need your talent to help us bring it to life!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
9
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen and Tween Movie Night: "Clueless"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens and Tweens join us for Teen Movie Night to watch the classic 90s film "Clueless."


Feb
10
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Dance Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come shake, shimmy, and meet some new friends at the Toddler Dance Party! We play children's music videos and have areas to dance, play with soft toys, or read a book. It's a great place for parents and toddlers to socialize! Ages 2-4 welcome with parental attendance.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Peppa Pig Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Enjoy some time with our favorite cartoon pig! We'll watch a Peppa Pig video, hear a story, and have Peppa crafts to make! Ages 2-6 welcome, bring your parents!


Feb
12
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Teens Share their Stories!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens anonymously write about a time when their hearts were broken and get advice from their peers. To be displayed in the Teen Area. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Share Advice to Heal a Broken Heart

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Write down your advice for healing a broken heart at our "Heal a Broken Heart" display. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18

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

Additional Dates


Feb
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee for Grades 3-4 and 5-6

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is it! Come test your spelling skills against other kids at Queensboro Hill for your chance to qualify for the big spelling bee at Central Queens Library in Jamaica! Grades 3-4 will compete from 4-4:30pm and grades 5-6 from 4:30-5pm. One winner from each grade group will go to Jamaica in March to compete for a grand prize!


Feb
16
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Lunar New Year Craft: Dragons and Dogs

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Lunar New Year craft to celebrate a prosperous New Year! We'll be making dragons for good fortune, and dogs to welcome the Year of the Dog. We provide the materials, you provide the fun! All ages are welcome.


Feb
20
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Love Your Library Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's Love Your Library month, and we're saying thank you! Drop by Queensboro Hill Library for a little thank you snack, color a picture or two, and add to our Post-It wall by writing us a note telling us why you love the library! All ages are welcome!


Feb
20
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Love Your Library Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Love Your Library storytime! We'll read books about the library and see why books can be so magical as we watch the animated short film, "The Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore".


Feb
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

"A Ballerina's Tale" Film Screening

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Queensboro Hill Library celebrates Black History Month with a viewing of "A Ballerina's Tale", the story of dancer Misty Copeland's rise to the top of the competitive ballet world.


Feb
22
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Pete the Cat Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come along and join the fun with the coolest blue cat in books! We're going to read some Pete the Cat stories, make some Pete the Cat crafts, and be cool, just like Pete. Bring your parents and let them have some fun too!


Feb
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Anime Thursday! Food Wars: The Third Plate Episodes 1-2

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We'll be watching two episodes of the latest series of Food Wars: The Third Plate. Yukihira Soma's father enrolls him in an elite culinary school - will Soma succeed or fail? Only one way to find out! Join us! For ages 7-12.


Feb
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Anime Friday! "CHI'S SWEET HOME: Chi's New Address!"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a viewing of the anime, "CHI'S SWEET HOME: Chi's New Address!" We're watching episodes 79-90 (they're only about 3 minutes long), so wear your cutest kawaii cat ears and join the fun!


Feb
26
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Queensboro Hill Kids Book Club Talk: "Harriet the Spy"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come talk with us about the classic book, "Harriet the Spy", by Louise Erditch. You can pick up a copy to read from the Children's Librarian!


Feb
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Random Acts of Kindness: Teens Reaching Out

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens write letters to be sent to children in hospitals, the elderly, and active military.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.