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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great new book!

Our pick for #BookTuesday, August 4 is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things ...

2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank Your Elected Officials With #YouInvested!

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Ferreras, Majority Leader Van Bramer, outgoing Libraries Subcommittee Chair Constantinides, incoming Libraries Subcommittee Chair King and the New York City Council have made an historic investment in our city’s libraries.

We're thanking them for their ...

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Lincoln Center Local is LIve at Queens Library!

Please join us during Saturdays in August, when Lincoln Center Local will bring free live concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to select Queens Library locations.

These include performances by the Brazilian-American group Nation Beat, the New Orleans band Cha Wa, ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

New Books in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

 

 

 

Amarres perros: Una autobiografía, de Jorge G. Castañeda

 

Hacer el bien, de Matt Sumell

 

New Books in Chinese

Looking for books to read in Chinese? Check out these new arrivals!

想讀到最新的中文書嗎?請看以下新書介紹!

 

 

 

新參者 / Xin can zhe, by 東野圭吾 Keigo Higashino

 

死亡通知单 / Si wang tong zhi dan, by 周浩晖 Zhou Haohui

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Aug
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Storytime, Session 1

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

Join us for stories, songs, crafts and fun this summer for preschoolers ages 15 months to 5 years. Preregistration is required. Children may be enrolled in Session 1 or 2, but not both.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Internet for Beginners

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

Learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Summer Storytime: Session 2

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

Join us for stories, songs, crafts and fun this summer for preschoolers ages 15 months to 5 years. Preregistration is required. Children may be enrolled in Session 1 or 2, but not both.

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Crafts and Fun

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

Paint on t-shirts, make stuff out of duct tape craft, craft something to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope and do interactive and fun science experiments at our Wednesday afternoon workshops for ages 9-14. 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


Aug
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts and Fun

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

Join us for a story, crafts and fun, for ages 5-8. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Swinging Women of Jazz

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The Carol Sudhalter Jazz Ensemble performs favorites from the American Songbook and an array of sambas, bossa novas and other Latin rhythms.


Aug
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess

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

Children ages 6-13 are invited to play chess with children their age. There will be an instructor for beginners. 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


Aug
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In the bittersweet comedy "5 Flights Up" (2014), rated PG-13, a married couple, played by Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, decide to move from Brooklyn to Manhattan, only to discover that relocating is never simple.


Aug
10
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba Fusion for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Diana Chen combines Latin rhythms and international music with dance to make exercise fun and social. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
11
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Building Club

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

Children age 6 and up make exciting Lego creations. Supplies are limited, so preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for this month is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.


Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performance to your neighborhood. Enjoy Audra McDonald and other Broadway and television luminaries as they join the New York Philharmonic in a star-studded tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch, replete with “A Chorus Line” kick line.


Aug
27
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Show Tune Boogie: Dance Instruction to Broadway Show Tunes for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Shannon Antalan teaches this fun class. Participants learn basic choreographed dance moves to select Broadway show tunes. This is a great way to stimulate your creative side and keep your body and mind healthy.Participation is on a first come, first served basis.


Sep
4
10:00AM

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11:30AM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Love this popular word game? Join us to 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


Sep
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Building Club

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

Children age 6 and up make exciting Lego creations. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The selection for September is "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan. The selection for October is "Euphoria" by Lily King.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Games and Chess

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are invited to play a variety of board games, including chess, Candy Land, Monopoly and many more.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose Time

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

Children ages 7-23 months enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

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

Children ages 2-4 listen to stories, sing songs and have fun. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

September Craft

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

Join us for a fun craft and related story for children ages 4-8. Children age 4 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Sep
21
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

A British soldier played by Jack O'Connell seeks sanctuary after being mistakenly left behind by his unit in Belfast during the 1971 riots, in "'71" (2014), rated R.


Sep
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Popular Music From the '40s to '80s

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Tony DiBetta performs classic popular songs by Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Lionel Richie and more.


Sep
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Audra McDonald in Concert - "Go Back Home"

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this month's screening, five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald performs favorites from her album "Go Back Home."


Sep
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Afternoon Storytime and Craft

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

Children ages 3-6 will listen to a fun story and make a related craft.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
10:15AM

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11:45AM

We Are New York

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

This conversation class is a 10-session class to help adult New Yorkers practice English conversation. This is a great opportunity for new immigrants to learn valuable information about daily living topics in New York City. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is the novel "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


Oct
6
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Ring Them Bells! A Kander and Ebb Celebration

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. "All That Jazz," "Cabaret" and "New York, New York" are just a few of the Kander and Ebb songs performed by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, with special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera.


Oct
19
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In "McFarland, USA" (2015), rated PG, Kevin Costner plays a high school football coach who leads a cross-country track team of impoverished Latino students to a state championship.


Oct
21
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Internet for Beginners

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

Learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Keisha St. Joan Sings Barbra Streisand

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This musical tribute to Barbra Streisand with such memorable selections as "Somewhere," "If I Loved You," "I Loves You Porgy," "Send in the Clowns" and more.


Oct
29
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: James Naughton - The Songs of Randy Newman

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, Broadway actor and Tony Award-winner James Naughton performs the music of Randy Newman, whose pop songs and film scores have delighted audiences for decades and earned Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards.


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. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@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@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
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 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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.