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South Jamaica

Special Alert

Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

Feb 4 @ 11:00 AM, Feb 20 @ 12:00 PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.

Feb 4 @ 12:30 PM, Feb 20 @ 1:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

Feb 11 @ 12:30 PM, Feb 27 @ 1:30 PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

Mar 6 @ 12:00 PM, Mar 20 @ 12:00 PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.

Mar 6 @ 1:30 PM, Mar 20 @ 1:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

Mar 13 @ 1:30 PM, Mar 27 @ 1:30 PM

Dec
11
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introductory Computer Class

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Please join the South Jamaica Library for our introductory computer class. Participants will learn basic computer skills, such as searching the Internet, creating and sending emails, and beginners' Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Reading Coach

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

One-on-one reading assistance is available to children every Monday at South Jamaica library.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ESOL Conversation Class

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for ESOL conversation classes on Wednesday evenings.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Author Talk with Melanie Hope Greenberg

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Melanie Hope Greenberg will read and discuss from her book "Aunt Lilly's Laundromat."


Dec
13
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Children and Tweens Creative Art Studio

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us to create your own artistic masterpiece; each month we will work on another unique project. No previous skill or supplies needed.


Dec
14
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

South Jamaica Teens Gaming Corner

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The South Jamaica Teens Gaming Corner features a different game each week and the winner of the tournament chooses the next week's game.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Kids Create

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for a different arts and crafts project every week! Draw, trace, or color in a laid-back environment. We supply sketchbooks, tracing paper, coloring sheets, craft supplies, and coloring pencils. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Adult Holiday Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for a holiday adult craft program. Each participant will be given supplies to create a set of three washi tape decorated Christmas trees and ten gift tags. Decorate your mantel or give as a gift.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

LINC Storytime

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join Literacy, Inc. at South Jamaica for a fun biweekly storytime.


Dec
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Winter Wonderland Story & STEM craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join the fun at South Jamaica Library for winter stories and a snowstorm in a jar project. All children welcome!


Dec
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Classic Games for Adults

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for the games you played as a kid; select from a variety of games including chess, checkers, dominoes, backgammon, and if we are missing something let us know.


Dec
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

First Day of Winter: Snow Globe Activity

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us on the first day of winter to create your own crafty and festive mini snow globes from jars, glitter, and glue. Supplies and instructions provided.


Jan
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Nursery Rhyme Time

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for nursery rhyme time. This event is appropriate for newborns and prewalkers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Teen Coding Club

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Attention teen techies! Have you always wanted to learn how to code? Do you want to learn the basics of video game design? Join the South Jamaica Community Library coding club.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

STEM Storytime

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children in pre-K to grade 1 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a STEM craft and activity.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Maker Friday

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children at the South Jamaica Community Library are taught to be independent. Each Friday we bring out the MAKER cart for students to receive a Maker Project Prompt Task with a materials list card so they can independently work on their project.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Gaming Corner

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Teens gather in the Teen Corner to watch videos, share gaming ideas, and play video games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Children's Computer Literacy Program

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 have one more way to learn while having fun at the South Jamaica Community Library. At the Children's Computer Literacy Program, children will learn computer skills through a variety of projects like creating a flyer in Word or designing your own water park using Paint, MS Word, and MS Excel.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Children's and Tweens Creative Art Studio

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids and tweens are invited to join the creative art studio at the South Jamaica Community Library; children will enjoy a variety of art projects from water color painting to digital art.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Adult Craft Night

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Community members are invited to join us for an evening of crafty fun at the South Jamaica Community Library.


Jan
8
11:00AM

--to--

11:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you a new computer user with little or no experience using a keyboard and mouse? If so, come to this class and learn the basics!


Jan
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Celebrate National Bird Day

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to help us celebrate National Bird Day by creating paper and paint images of a few feathered friends.


Jan
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us each month on the second Monday for a classic movie and a conversational review of the movie.


Jan
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Tips for Searching the Web

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This is an introduction to the World Wide Web and using a web browser to find information.


Jan
15
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Make Your Own Hat: "National Hat Day"

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Did you know January 15 is National Hat Day? Make your unique and creative hat at the South Jamaica Community Library.


Jan
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

National Puzzle Day

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate National Puzzle Day and create your own personalized puzzle.


Jan
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

National Puzzle Day Challenge

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Do you enjoy a good jigsaw puzzle challenge? Come celebrate National Puzzle Day and share in the challenge.


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Professional Etiquette

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Jan
30
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Jan
31
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

DJ 101 at South Jamaica Library wih DJ Gully From Radio 103.9 FM

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Learn how to DJ for the next big event! Join professional mixer DJ Preme from radio station WBLS as he teaches How to DJ 101. You will learn basic skills that will get you started on your next DJ gig! Learn how to cut, scratch, and blend songs. Learn how to use DJ software and equipment. Learn DJ tricks from one of the top DJs in the business. This is a two-part hands-on course to get you started.


Jan
31
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Spelling Bee (3rd grade-8th grade)

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join the South Jamaica Library for the first annual spelling bee. 3rd graders - 8th graders welcome to participate! Preregistration required.


Feb
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids' Club Celebrates Black History!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join the kids' club of South Jamaica Library for stories and crafts celebrating Black History Month! All children welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Professional Etiquette

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Feb
13
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Mar
4
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Professional Etiquette

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids' Club Celebrates Women's History!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join the South Jamaica Kids' Club throughout the month to learn about women's history. All children welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

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 Community Library has:

  • 14 public access computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the South Jamaica Community Library include:

  • An extensive collection of African-American materials
  • Large DVD collection

 


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
Bethel Mission Junior Academy
106-15 154th Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 658-2484
Shiloh Baptist Nursery
173-70 106th Avenue
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (214) 748-3647
Amistad Child Cares Family Center
110-15 164th Place
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 526-3068
Jamaica Day Nursery
108-17 159th Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 526-3068
Myrtle Jarmon Child Care Center
116-55 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11434
phone: (718) 528-0922
The Originals of Jamaica DCC
108-10 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11435
phone: (718) 297-0343

Community Board
Community Board District #12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica New York , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
  

Community Organizations & Services
New Spirit 11 Alcohol Outpatient Clinic
162-04 South Road
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 291-484
Queens Village Community for Mental Health
162-04 South Road
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 712-777
Allen AME Church
111-54 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 723-6106
Calvary Baptist Church
111-10 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 297-2301
Godian Fellowship Food Center
106-01 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 523-7309
JCAP Jamaica Community
106-04 South Road
Jamaica New York , 11433
Women of Faith
109-37 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 657-5727
Bethany Baptist
157-11 111th Avenue
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 659-6099
Bethel Gospel Tabernacle
110-25 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 291-2677
Burns Memorial C.O.G.I.C.
107-03 150th Street
Jamaica New York , 11435
phone: (718) 523-0214
Church of God in Christ Jesus
157-22 South Road
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 291-9281
Burns Memorial C.O.G.I.C
107-03 150th Street
Jamaica New York , 11435
phone: (718) 523-0214
Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church
106-45 160th Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 526-9242
Gideon Fellowship Food Center
106-07 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 523-7309
 

Fire Department
Engine Company 275
111-36 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11433
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Health Center
97-04 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11435
phone: (718) 657-7088
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
89th Avenue and Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica New York , 11418
phone: (718) 206-6000
Mary Immaculate
152-11 89th Avenue
Jamaica New York , 11432
phone: (718) 558-2000

Local Newspapers
Jamaica Times
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Liberty Park
106th Avenue, 173rd Street, Liberty Avenue and 172
Jamaica New York ,
Marconi Memorial Field
109th Avenue, 157th Street, 108th Avenue and 155th
Jamaica New York ,
Roy Wilkins Park
Merrick Boulevard and Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica New York ,
IS 8 Playground
167th Street and 109th Avenue
Jamaica New York ,
PS 40 Playground
109th Avenue and Brinkerhoff Avenue
Jamaica New York ,
 

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 P. O. Edward Byrne Avenue
Jamaica New York , 11432
phone: (718) 657-8181
  

Post Office
Jamaica Station
88-40 164th Street
Jamaica New York , 11432
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11434
phone: (718) 657-1676
Myrtle Jarmon School
116-55 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11434
phone: (718) 528-0922
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 40Q Samuel Huntington School
109-20 Union Hall Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 526-1906
PS 48Q William Wordsworth School
155-02 108th Avenue
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 739-4463
PS 116 William J. Hughley School
107-25 Wren Place
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 526-4884
PS 140 Edward K. Ellington School
116-00 166th Street
Jamaica New York , 11434
phone: (718) 657-4760
PS 160 Walter Francis Bishop School
109-59 Inwood Street
Jamaica New York , 11435
phone: (718) 526-5523
 

Public High Schools
High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety
116-25 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11434
Queens High School for Science at York College
94-50 159th Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 8 New Prepatory Middle School
108-35 167th Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 739-6883
  

Senior Centers
Allen Community Senior Citizens Center
166-01 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica New York , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
South Jamaica Senior Center
107-60 159th Street
Jamaica New York , 11433
phone: (718) 657-6410
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Vivian E. Cook
CookV@nyassembly.gov
District Office 142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3975
fax: (718) 322-4085
Albany Office LOB, Room 939
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4203
fax: (518) 455-3606
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., 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

Jamaica Avenue was once an ancient trail used by Native American tribes, from as far away as the Ohio River and the Great Lakes, coming to the area to trade skins and furs for wampum.  It was in 1655 that the first settlers paid the Native Americans two guns, a coat and some gunpowder for the land lying between the old trail and “Beaver Pond,” which would later become Baisley Pond.  Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant dubbed the area Rustdorp, meaning Quiet Village, when granting the patent for the area.  Taken over by the English, in 1664, the area was renamed Jameco, which would eventually become Jamaica, because it was first inhabited by the Jameco, or Yamecah Indians, whose name means beaver in Algonquian.  South Jamaica, which consisted of an area of scattered farms, in the mid nineteenth century, quickly became its own entity with the 1913 completion of the Long Island Railroad Station, nearby.

South Jamaica, which has the largest African-American population in the borough of Queens, fought long and hard to become the home of the fiftieth branch of the Queens Borough Public Library.  Library service in the area began in the form of a bookmobile which made five weekly stops, bringing a variety of materials to eager residents.  While making do with the bookmobile service, community leaders battled for almost twenty years for a neighborhood library to service residents who had to travel by bus or car to reach the main branch, in Jamaica, or the Queens Village Branch.  Finally, in October 1961, the South Jamaica Branch opened for business at 110-36 New York Boulevard, in a building owned by Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. 

As the South Jamaica community continued to grow and demands on library resources increased dramatically the branch clearly needed a new home.  On December 20th, 1999, after months of preparation the branch opened for business in its spanking new, environmentally controlled building at 108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, two blocks from its previous location.  The state-of-the-art “green architecture” structure was the first of its kind in New York City, using optimal natural lighting to control the internal environment.  The Community Library’s present location is approximately two-and-a half times as large as the former site with its own children’s room and a meeting room which can accommodate up to fifty people.

In 2007 the South Jamaica Community Library was renovated to include a full service Teen Area, with its own computers. The library is now fully automated with self check out stations and an automatic book return.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.