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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for the soulful sounds of Vintage Bliss, a Korean Tea Ceremony, hints for dealing with back-to-school jitters, an open mic for all performers, free tutoring and creative writing help for kids, a back-to-school swap event, story time, arts and crafts, movies, and more! We hope to see you ...

Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival

Save the date! The Peninsula Community Library will be open for 31 hours straight, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

Bring your friends and family for special story times, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, concerts, outdoor movies, yoga and meditation on the beach, a ...

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc: La Casita

Lincoln Center and Queens Library have partnered to present Boro-Linc: La Casita, a free world-class performance and family workshop—right in the heart of Jamaica, Queens!

Join us at Rufus King Park on Saturday, September 9 for wonderful music and dance, and a chance to learn more about ...

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With Queens Library!

UPDATE: Solar Eclipse glasses will be available only at our viewing events, and only for event participants, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire continental United States. For the first time in 99 years, no ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of August.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools; a beach-side stay with special stories, songs, and rhymes; and a back-to-school event with State ...

Summer Programs For All Ages

Summer's almost over, but we've still got plenty of great things for kids, adults, and families to enjoy at the Library!

Join us at the Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival, see some unforgettable Culture Connection concerts, cosplay at our library ComicCon in Queens Village, ...

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 ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Queens Library 2017 Gala

The Queens Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at the Queens Museum.

Nearly 300 supporters of the Library attended last year’s Gala to pay tribute to our special honorees and the Library’s mission and customers.

This year’s ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tween & Teen Summer Reading: Build a Better World

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Mondays for Tween & Teen Summer Reading .
8/7 : T-Shirt Bag
8/14 : DIY Wood Spring Wind Chimes
8/21 : Coloring & Puzzle Extravaganza
8/28 : Lanyard Extravaganza

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

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Aug
21
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Legal Advice for Homeowners

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Are you a homeowner in Queens with concerns about your mortgage, property taxes, homeowner's insurance, or water and sewage bills? Have you been served with court papers initiating a foreclosure action, or are considering bankruptcy?

A representative from The Legal Aid Society's Foreclosure Prevention Unit will be at the following libraries to answer your questions one-on-one:


Aug
24
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Book Flicks: Book vs. Movie

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

We'll be discussing "The Maltese Falcon".


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Aug
25
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Fun Friday Games

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Fun game day at the St. Albans Library. Come enjoy various board games.


Aug
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring: Everyone is Welcome

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays for a relaxing morning of coloring. All supplies provided, but welcomed to bring your own.


Aug
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Summer Family Movie Day @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturday's for the latest and hottest new releases. This month we will be showing :
8/26 : Trolls
8/26 : Smurfs : The Lost Village

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

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.

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Sep
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

How to Create an Email Account

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Pre-registration is required.

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

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Sep
8
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.

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Sep
9
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movie @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

"Kong: Skull Island": A team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, but their mission of discovery becomes the ultimate battle between man and nature when they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong. 2017 Release.


Sep
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations - Do You Need Funding?

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.


Sep
15
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
18
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Monday Afternoon Movies @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

We'll be screening "The Fate of the Furious".


Sep
20
10:00AM

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10:45AM

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


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.


Sep
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Practice SHSAT exam and Information Session with the Princeton Review

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

Students can take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real thing! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. Parent, while your student is taking the exam join Princeton Review for an information session on the changes to the SHSAT and other tips and tricks. In person registration required for both.


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.


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
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.


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.