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Windsor Park

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 ...

Culture Connection Concerts

Queens Library’s Culture Connection program brings world-class arts and culture to the borough of Queens, showcasing the work of emerging artists and renowned masters!

Our upcoming free shows include a Summer Evening with Broadway singer Michael Williams on Thursday, July 6 and the fiery Gypsy flamenco ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

We’re five short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, so we’re getting the party started early and introducing you to our rockin’ contestants.

Check our homepage every week leading up to our July 27th event at Colden Auditorium for a new band profile—and see ...

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Summer Reading at Queens Library begins Thursday, June 8.

Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school, and gets adults back into good habits! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

This year, the Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Be inspired by ...

Summer Poetry Contest 2017

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Entries are now open for the Summer Poetry Contest 2017! Send in your best poem for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine.

This year, the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 ...

Congratulations to Our NYC Neighborhood Library Awards Finalists!

We’re proud to announce that three of our community libraries—Bayside, Lefferts, and Woodside—have been selected from hundreds of libraries in the city as finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

A record-breaking 24,000 New Yorkers nominated ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jun
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Wednesday, 5/3: "Loving" (2016);
Monday, 5/22: "Fences" (2016);
Thursday, 5/25: "Nocturnal Animals" (2016);
Wednesday, 6/7: "Jezebel" (1938);
Monday, 6/12: "La La Land" (2016);
Saturday, 6/10: "American Pastoral" (2016);
Monday, 6/26: "Jane Eyre" (2005).


Jun
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children can come and get help for homework during the weekdays based upon the availability of the volunteers. First come first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
26
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 6 years and up, are invited to join us for Chess. Instruction will be provided to beginners. Preregistration is required by phone or in-person only.

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

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Jun
27
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

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

Bring your own yarn, needles and ideas.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Be creative! Make exciting Lego creations!
This program is for ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 and 6 must be accompanied by parents or caregivers. Preregistration is required in-person or by telephone only.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers: Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers: Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only.

For the Marketing Department:
Please make it clear on the marketing materials that this is a children's program.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Knitting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Instruction will be provided to beginners. Please bring your own needles and yarn.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only. This program is for children ages 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Storytime and Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Enjoy a story read by our children's librarian and then work on a craft based on the story.
Preregistration is required in-person or by telephone only. This program is for children ages 3-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Afternoon Storytime and Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (3-6 year olds) can join us for a story and an easy craft activity.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Jun
30
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

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

Improve conversation with others.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Test your skills and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games and Chess

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Find your game partners and have fun with different kinds of board games, including chess. This program is for ages 5-12. Preregistration is required by telephone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Pen Pal Club

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

As part of the Summer Reading program, children in grades 2-6 will be matched with a pen pal from a neighboring library, giving them the opportunity to improve their writing and spelling skills and make new friends who are not really that far away. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for July will be “The Zookeepers Wife” by Diane Ackerman.
The book for August will be "Commonwealth" by Ann Patchett.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to play chess with other children. There will be an instructor for beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Classic Movie for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Classic movies on Wednesdays at Windsor Park: 7/5, Born on the 4th of July; 7/12, Something of Value; 7/19, Postcards from the Edge; 7/26, the Remains of the Day; 8/2, Dr. Strangelove; 8/9, Mildred Pierce (1945); 8/16, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1992); 8/23, Breakfast at Tiffany's; 8/30, Psycho (1960).

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Fun!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 can join us for some Lego fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
12:30PM

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1:45PM

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese with Jenney. She will also introduce and teach you how to get onto Transparent Language Online.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Storytime Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon story time that features an arts & crafts activity appropriate for ages 4 and up!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Watercolor Painting

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Children ages 7-12 can join us for some fun working with watercolors. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Art Reception: Tomoko Matsumuro and Annette Cho

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and meet with two local artists Tomoko Matsumuro and Annette Cho. Tomoko was born in Hiroshima, Japan She lives in New York since 1989 and has studied Oil painting for 13 years under the late famous local artist, Howar Boesendahl. Annette was born in Korea. She graduated from Department of Fine Arts, Dong-A University in Korea. Annette's watercolor paintings of roses are realistic and vibrant. Light refreshment will be provided.


Jul
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Powerpoint for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Children ages 8-12 can join us to learn how to use Microsoft's Powerpoint. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday STEM

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Children ages 7-12 can join us for interactive and fun science experiments. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Easy, Gentle Yoga for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This three session yoga class uses poses to extend and expand joints and muscles. Relaxation and meditation is the goal. Participants must bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water. Space is limited and 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


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts & crafts fun, for ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Join us for arts & crafts fun, for ages 5-12. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Monthly Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Monthly Crafts. Have fun and be creative!
Preregistration is required over the phone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for July will be "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. The book for August will be "Norse Mythology: A Novel" by Neil Gaiman.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Writer's Group

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

We meet biweekly on Thursdays to share and discuss each other's writing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Special Event

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Children ages 5-12 can join us for a STEAM fun-filled experiment. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.


Jul
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Special Event

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Children ages 5-12 can join us for a STEAM fun-filled experiment. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Jazz for Lovers!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Bella Ryoo and guitarist Myles Gorham perform romantic melodies like Moon River, My One and Only Love, and much more.


Aug
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Creative Writing

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

Children ages 7-12 can join us to learn how to improve their creative writing skills.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children's Book Discussion

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

Children in grades 3-6 can join us to discuss "Word of Mouse," James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story that follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way. Pre-registration is required for this book discussion, at which time we'd invite you to come and pick up a reserved copy of this book.


Aug
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Using WORD for Kids

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

Children ages 8-12 can join us to learn how to use Microsoft's WORD program. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

  • 14 public 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 Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


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
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
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

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.