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St.Albans

Citizenship Assistance at Queens Library

There's no better time than now to learn about the citizenship resources at your nearest participating library.

You can come to civic knowledge classes, Know Your Rights workshops about the DACA program, free legal consultations, and naturalization workshops to aid you in the immigration process.

Stay informed and ...

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 ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our third annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits, and other important topics specifically for adults age 50 and older.

In addition to special seminars and activities, ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 9-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry to ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Back-to-School Events!

It’s that time of year again!

You and your kids can get ready for the new school year and ease the transition back to school by checking out one of Queens Library’s fun programs!

Make crafts, watch a movie, or learn about all the resources available at your library. For more information about each event, you ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

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 ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

The 12th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Resorts World Casino New York City, the Queens Economic Development Corporation is holding its ...

Sep
22
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St. Albans Reading Society

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us daily for a dose of reading and lively discussion. Everyone is welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Adults/Senior Bingo

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us every other week on Tuesdays and Fridays for a little competition and maybe win a prize playing bingo with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Game Board Day

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Have fun with friends playing various board games! No registration required.

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

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Sep
27
9:45AM

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Family Picture Book Time

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, stories, and related crafts, helping children develop important literacy skills.


Sep
28
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Book Flicks: Book vs. Movie: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Read the classic story "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". Join us for a viewing of the movie and a comparison discussion afterwards.


Sep
29
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Adult Gamers

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Every other Tuesday and Friday all players of various Wii and games, will meet and play together all are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Wii Day

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Have fun playing various Wii games! See who is the best! No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays of the month for a relaxing morning of coloring. All supplies provided! You are welcome to bring your own.


Sep
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Mother-Daughter Book Club. Reading is fun when you read with mom. Recommended for ages 8-12. This month we will be reading "Smile" by Raina Telgemeier. Pick up your copy today and join us for a lively discussion.


Sep
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Movie @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

This month we will be showing : "Unforgettable". A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new fiancée. Starring Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl.


Oct
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

How to Create a Facebook Account

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Want to join the ever-growing Facebook community? Creating a Facebook account is free, and will only take a few minutes. Once your account is created, you can share interesting things with friends, upload images, chat, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Adults / Senior Bingo

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us every other week on Tuesdays and Fridays for a little competition and maybe win a prize playing bingo with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Family Picture Book Time

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, stories, and related crafts, helping children develop important literacy skills.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring: Keep Calm & Color On

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Coloring is great for relaxation: Come and join us on selected Saturdays' for a colorful, stress-free morning. All supplies will be provided, but welcome to bring your own.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Family Movie @ St. Albans: "Beauty & The Beast"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays for the hottest new releases. This month we will be showing "Beauty and The Beast" (2017).


Oct
16
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Monday Movie Matinee: "La La Land"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for the hottest new releases. This month we will be showing "La La Land".


Oct
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba with Susy

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor Susy Bustamante leads a four-session fitness class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Mother-Daughter Book Club. Reading is fun when you read with mom. Recommended for ages 8-12. This month we will be reading " Fortunately the Milk" by Neil Gaiman. While picking up milk for his children's cereal a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space. Pick up your copy today and join us for a lively discussion.


Oct
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Movies @ St. Albans: "Going in Style"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Albert decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow where their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their love ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.


Oct
23
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Movie Matinee: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed. 2017 release.


Oct
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Flicks: Book vs. Movie: "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Read the classic story "The Big Sleep". Join us for a viewing of the movie and a comparison discussion afterwards.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheng teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The St. Albans Community Library has:

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

  • 11 public computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing.Please contact the library for more details.

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International Language Collections at the St. Albans Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the St. Albans Community Library include:

  • African American fiction and non-fiction
  • Caribbean fiction and non-fiction

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Jamaica NAACP Linden Day Care
189-26 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0400
Montessori Progressive Learning Center, Inc.
195-05 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 723-3967
Quick Start
118-46 Riverton Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0800
fax: (718) 527-7930
True Deliverance Christian Pre-School
188-15 Turin Drive
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0601
  

Community Board
Queens Community Board 12
90-28 161st Street,
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
fax: (718)739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
NAACP-Jamaica Branch
189-26 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 723-3653
Parent Leadership Institute, Alumni Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 120310
St. Albans NY , 11412-0310
phone: (718) 276-4263
fax: (718) 723-4993
St. Albans Civic Improvement Association
P.O. Box 120561
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (646) 373-6087
fax:

Fire Department
Engine 317 Ladder 165 Battalion 54
117-11 196th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle - East Queens Edition
Press of Southeast Queens

Parks and Playgrounds
St. Albans Memorial Park
Merrick Boulevard, 173 Place, Sayers Avenue
Roy Wilkins -- Southen Queens Park
Baisley & Merrick Boulevards, 115Avenue
Locust Manor Playground (PS 15)
192 Street, S/S 121 Avenue
Nautilus Playground
Merrick & Baisley Boulevards, 120 Avenue
  

Police Department
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (800) 275-8777 (718) 528-5026
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School (K-8)
171-10 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-1676
fax: (718) 291-7751
True Deliverance Christian School (K-5)
188-15 Turin Drive
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0601
 

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 15 Jackie Robinson School (K-5)
121-15 Lucas Street
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 525-1670
fax: (718) 723-7613
P.S. 36 The St. Albans School (K-5)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 723-6928
Riverton Street Charter School (K-3)
118-34 Riverton Street
St. Albans NY, 11412
phone: (866) 642-3676
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry School
190-20 109 Road
St. Albans NY, 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
  

Elected Officials

History

The colonial history of St. Albans is rather vague in as much as it wasn’t until about 1899 that it received its present name. A committee of residents selected the name St. Albans for the railroad station after the English village of the same name in Hertfordshire, England. It is known that it was an early farming community owned by the families of Nicolas Everitt, Benjamin Carpenter, and Everett Remsen.

The St. Albans Golf Club opened in 1919 along Merrick, Linden, and Baisley Boulevards. Addisleigh Park, a beautiful residential section was developed overlooking the golf course in 1926.

The post-war boom period, which followed 1920, unprecedented expansion in real estate was responsible for bringing in most of the residents who poured into the area. The creation of the government financing agency for home building in the 1930’s caused another spurt in real estate activity. The sale of the 100-acre St. Albans Golf Club to a building organization in the 1930s for a housing development did not materialize. The U.S. government acquired the property and the Department of Defense built the St. Albans Naval Hospital. The buildings and grounds are an architectural asset to the community. When the hospital closed in 1974, the Veterans Administration converted the facility into an extended care center. Fifty-three acres were given to the City of New York in 1977 which developed the Roy Wilkins Park.

During the 1940s, the population became more ethnically diverse as Lena Horne, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Roy Campanella, and other prominent African-Americans moved into Addisleigh Park. By the early 1970s, St. Albans was considered an African American community; during the 1980s, immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the United Kingdom settled in the community.

Seyfried, Vincent, “St. Albans” The Encyclopedia of New York City, Yale University Press, 1995:1032-1033.

The Library in St. Albans has a unique history. Then, as now, community involvement has factored into the design and delivery of library services to the residents of St. Albans. On July 16th, 1918, the St. Albans Library was established as a small library called a village collection utilizing the services of volunteers. The Ladies Society and Red Cross workers spearheaded the project. The lending collection was housed in a small room in the Ladies Social Club building on Baisley Boulevard near Farmers Boulevard. Books were given out each week on Wednesdays.

The Library was taken over by Queens Borough Public Library in 1920 and also became a station collection the same year. The club house building was sold and the volunteer librarian relocated. The Library faced closure. The Mother’s Club of P.S. 36 came to the rescue. A small bunkhouse which looked like a “lunch wagon” was purchased and made into an attractive library. It was a small building on wheels. The use of a lot on a street very near the railroad station was donated by the owner. The building opened in January 1922. The wagon was used at this site for several years, until development in the area necessitated the moving of the wagon to a new location on Everitt Place where the lot was rent free.

In July 1931, the Library moved to a storefront at 187-10 Linden Boulevard and became a full-fledged branch.

On February 5, 1947, the library received a certificate of registration from the Board of Regents of the State of New York.

The building of the present site, 191-05 Linden Boulevard was erected in 1968. This facility was designed by an African-American architect, Frank Thompson. The city owned building was dedicated on March 10th, 1969.

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.