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Free Car Seat Inspection Next to Central Library

Did you know that nearly 9 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly? A poorly installed seat leaves a child vulnerable in the event of a collision, so we are here to help.

If you’re a parent or caregiver of an infant, toddler, or young child, you won’t want to miss this opportunity for a free car seat inspection ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

It's summer in the city and NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free ticket vouchers will be available at Flushing Library (41-17 Main Street) on Friday, July 27, from 12 to 2 p.m. for The Public ...

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Are you curious about how our planet has evolved in the past—and how it is changing now?

Join us this summer and fall for a unique pop-up science exhibit where you will learn how scientists on board a research drilling ship are studying the seafloor’s core!

The JOIDES Resolution is a ship that drills into ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

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 ...

Immigrants Need Our Support. Donate Now!

Queens is home to 1.1 million immigrants. These new Americans arrive from countries near and far looking to learn English, contribute to the community, and make a better life for their families—and many find the help they need at Queens Library.

Your support today means we can continue to offer critical services, like our ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals will be available from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required.

Queens ...

Jul
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lunch and Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program invites all school children 18 years and under to come and enjoy lunch while watching a movie.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
6:15PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children will start off with simple coloring pages and then move on to bedtime stories, interlaced with music, movements, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Class for Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants learn how to navigate the Internet, set up email accounts, and send emails.

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

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Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading For Grades 4-6

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

A discussion of books and authors. Program will end with arts & crafts using different media such as paper, beads, and fabric.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program welcomes all chess lovers: beginners, advanced players, and in-betweens.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Read To Me

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading for toddlers and preschoolers. Picture book reading, interlaced with music, movements, and finger play ending with age appropriate arts & crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading for Grades 1-3

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children are encouraged to read and come prepared to discuss their books and/or authors. An arts & crafts session follows the discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading for Teens (Grade 7 and Up)

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Students are encouraged to continue reading in the summer and to come once a week to discuss books and authors. The program ends with an arts & crafts session.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Movie Nights with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Please join Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman as she hosts movie nights at three libraries:
Queens Library at Rosedale
Thursday, July 12 6-8PM: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)
Thursday, July 26 6-8PM: "Despicable Me 3" (2017, PG)
Queens Library at Central
Thursday, August 2 6-8PM: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)
Queens Library at Laurelton
Thursday, August 16 6-8PM: "Coco" (2017, PG)
Thursday, August 30 6-8PM: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)


Jul
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Family Movie Sponsored by Assemblywoman Hyndman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families are welcome to the screening of "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13) in our simulated movie theatre. Bring your snacks. This program is sponsored by Assemblywoman Hyndman.


Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Game Friday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon of diverse games: board, card, and video.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Coding with Matpreneur

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Youth will learn how to do computer coding and how to create websites.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
6:15PM

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7:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: STRONG by Zumba

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Tanesha leads this fitness class where participants can increase their intensity levels of training, maximize their workout benefits, and see faster real results from their efforts. High intensity moves are interchanged with lower intensity moves throughout the entire workout. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading (Grades 4-6)

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children from grades 4-6 meet to discuss their favorite books with a librarian. This program concludes with an arts & crafts session.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Erik the Reptile Guy Presents an Environmentally Friendly Approach to Conservation Wildlife

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Get ready for a great adventure with Erik the Reptile Guy and his "menagerie" of life sized GIANT reptiles, amphibians, and bugs! Ever want to see a 12 foot crocodile up close? You will! This fun-filled event is for ages 6-12.


Aug
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families enjoy featured movies in a simulated theater environment. Please bring your snack.

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.

The Rosedale Community Library has:

  • 8 Adult computers
  • 4 Children's 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 Rosedale Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • Collections of African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Extensive Large Print Collection

 


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Rosa’s Toddler & Family Day Care
259-10 147th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-9534
Rosedale Child Development Center
241-08 140th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 978-3996
Throop Memorial Day Care
140-17 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-0936

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
American Legion Post 483
240-02 135th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
Rosedale Civic Association
P.O. BOX 220-116
Rosedale NY , 11422-0116
Rosedale Civilian Patrol
Rosedale Sports Association
138-10 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 527-5302
Rosedale Soccer Club
P.O. BOX 0158
Rosedale NY , 11422
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
Springfield Gardens (Community Medical Center)
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 883-6800
fax: (718) 883-6820
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookvill Park
149 Ave, 235 St., Brookville Blvd, South Conduit
IDLEWILD Park
Rockaway Blvd., Springfield Blvd., 149 Avenue
Springfield Park
149 Ave., Springfield Blvd., 145 Road, 148 St.
PS 195 Playground (Hook Creek)
149 Road, Weller Lane, 149 Avenue, 253 Street
  

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Rosedale Station
145-06 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718)528-4358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Christ Lutheran School (K-8)
248-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-6884
St Clare’s Roman Catholic School (Pre K-8)
137-25 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-7174
St Pius X - Roman Catholic School (Pre K- 8)
147-65 249TH Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-7171

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 38 Rosedale School (K-6)
135-21 241 Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-2276
fax: (718) 712-1598
P.S. 181 Brookfield School (K-6)
148 Avenue & 230 Street
Springfield Garden NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-5807
fax: (718) 723-7825
P.S. 138 Sunrise School (K-6)
251-11 Weller Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-9053
fax: (718) 528-9053
P.S. 195 William Haberle School (K-6)
253-50 149TH Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 723-0313
P.S. 251
144-51 Arthur St.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-2745
fax: (718) 723-7822
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
145-00 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
  

Senior Centers
Rosedale Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue
phone: (718) 525-8899
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@nyassembly.gov
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: 518-455-3531
fax: 518-426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Rosedale community was established in 1888 and named Foster’s Meadow. In 1894, the area was divided into building lots and the present name was established. In 1919, the Women’s Club asked the library for service. A collection staffed by volunteers was begun and by November a station was established. In 1920, rent-free quarters were found for the library. The Branch was relocated a number of times over the years. In May 1962 the Rosedale Public Library was opened in the rented building that it presently occupies. This was overseen by the Board of Trustees with Cornelius B. Hermann as president and Chief Librarian Harold W. Tucker.