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Get Ready To Vote: Register At the Library!

Have you registered to vote? Come to the library to sign up and get registered on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 25!

Be confident that you can contribute your opinion to this year’s elections. Visit us at any Queens Library location on September 25 to fill out an ...

Join Us for Banned Books Week!

It’s time for Banned Books Week, the annual event celebrating the right to read—and we're hosting all kinds of great events at the Library!

Banned Books Week (September 23 to 29) brings together the entire literary community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all ...

Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning. Donate Now!

Our STACKS afterschool program provides a nurturing environment to read and to do homework. It also encourages participation in other learning activities that help develop life skills.

But we can’t offer programs like this without the support of our community.

Programs like STACKS are made possible thanks to the ...

Older Adults Day at Glen Oaks!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present 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, there will be more ...

Library Open Houses!

On Saturday, September 29, every Queens Library location will host a Fall Open House so students, families, and others can learn about all our resources and services! All are welcome.

Stop by your community library that day to find everything you and your family need to succeed—from millions of books to ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 begins September 15, and we’re celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Help us honor the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans with concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, and much more!

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations will take place at multiple ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your fall adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

Back-To-School: Get Ready At The Library!

It’s back-to-school time, and a new year of discovery and growth is about to begin.

Come to the Library to get ready for the school year with crafts, storytimes, tours, giveaways, and previews of our fall programs, such as our STACKS after-school program.

Our Back-to-School Guide, with tips on healthy eating, ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

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 27!

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

Sep
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Downloading eMagazines Using RB Digital

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

Please join us for a hands-on training on downloading eMagazines using RB Digital.
You are welcome to bring in your own device (tablet or smart phone). Registration and
a library card are required. Contact Auburndale Library to register.


Sep
25
1:00PM

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6:00PM

National Voter Registration Day Non-Partisan Drive

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

This is a collaboration with the NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), Brooklyn Public Library and NYPL to host non-partisan voter registration drives at each of the 216 branches across the city - including all 62 in Queens. Please stop by the Auburndale Library for more information on how to register to vote.


Sep
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan.


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Sep
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Self-Help Friendly Visiting Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Self-Help Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that matches homebound seniors with volunteers in their community who make weekly visits. Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. Please visit the Auburndale Library for more information about this program.


Sep
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding and playing with various toys. Registration is not required.


Sep
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Simply Stretching

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

Adults and teens (16 years old and up) are welcome to join us for an evening of simple stretching, walking exercises, and simple aerobic dancing. Please contact the Auburndale Library to register.


Sep
28
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11, 11:30, or noon.


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!


Sep
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Open House for NYC Schools & Students Success

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants will receive small goodies, information about what the Aburndale Community Library offers, and materials regarding school. All ages are welcome. Registration is not required.


Oct
3
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding and playing with various toys. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Preschooler Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years with caretakers will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Preschooler Arts & Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and their caretakers will work on different arts and crafts each week. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11, 11:30, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Oct
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

World Tour: Soloists in America on a Musical Journey

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Cellist Heitor Saucedo, violinist Miguel Gamboa, and violist/guitarist Hemir Saucedo are three talented string musicians that make up Soloists in America. They have a global and multi-genre repertoire, performing classical selections and music from South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and North America. As a group of young musicians and teachers, they are making a difference in the lives of children and people of all ages.


Oct
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Stolen Marriage" by Diane Chamberlain.


Oct
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Anti-Bullying Awareness

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All ages are welcome! Registration is not required. There will be videos of examples of different types of bullying, role playing, and handouts for participants.


Nov
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Nov
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Millionaire Next Door" by Thomas J. Stanley.


Dec
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEMzational Workshop for Children ages 6 to 12

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

Get ready for a STEMzational Workshops with Queens Library!

Kids ages 6-12! You're invited to participate in "Let's Go to Disney/Fun with Forces" where you will learn about the four forces of flight (lift, gravity, trust, and drag) and aerodynamics. You and your friends will be engaged in hands-on experience designing, testing and re-designing paper airplanes. Space is limited and preregistration is required. For children ages 6 to 12.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Auburndale Community Library has:

  • 7 adult computers
  • 4 teen computers
  • 4 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Scanner and Copy Machine available. No Microfiche

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Auburndale Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Community Library include:

  • Chinese Collections Of books, CDs and DVDs

 


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Almodovar-Mastrototaro, Jennifer
29-50 170 Street, Apartment PVT
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 353-7688
Chou, Yun-Feng
46-02 194th Street, 1st floor
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 327-1282
Roses Daycare
137-40 45th Avenue, Apartment #4K
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-2152
Precious Angels Daycare
139-29 34th Road, #A5
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-2594
Community Nursery School at the Church on the Hill
167-07 35th Avenue
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 539-0732
The Corner School Nursery and Kindergarten
150-03 Bayside Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
Montessori School of Bayside
34-57 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11358
Sweet Angels Nursery School II
27-11 Bayside Lane
Queens NY , 11358
YAI NYL Clearview school
16-50 Utopia Parkway
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 352-0104

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Auburndale Improvement Association
P.O. Box 580331, Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
North East Flushing Civil Association
peteron@verizon.net
 

Fire Department
Ladder Company 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
 

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 312-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace
21271 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
34-45 202 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Holy Cross HS
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Lowell School of Bayside
203-05 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 352-2160

Public Elementary Schools
PS 209 Clearview Gardens (K-6)
16-10 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-3939
PS 184 Flushing Manor (K-6)
163-15 21 Road
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
PS 159 (K-6)
205-01 33 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 032 State Street (K-6)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
  

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

History

In 1901, President L.H. Green of the New England Development and Improvement Company named Auburndale after his New England hometown. Previously the ninety acres had been the farm of Mr. Thomas Willet. Auburndale was born in 1901 as a housing development.

During the twentieth century, New York City experienced one of the most rapid population increases in history. With the railroad expansion and the creation of the city of Greater New York, Queens was no longer a backwater to the cities of Brooklyn and New York. Queens’ population grew steadily through to the 1940s. Bridges linked Queens to both Manhattan and the Bronx. After World War II, Auburndale’s population and demographics exploded. The GI Bill recipients coupled with immigrants fleeing post-war Europe flooded into Queens. By the 1960s, Auburndale did not look anything like a family farm.

The most dramatic changes occurred in the last two decades of the 1900s, from 1980-2000. As census records for 2000 show, the population of foreign-born immigrants has reached forty percent. Many of these speak a language other than English at home. High density housing is now the norm, replacing single family dwellings.

The library at Auburndale was established in the year 1930 when the developer of the area and the local Democratic Club provided space in the form of a store, rent-free. The library moved twice since then to rented store facilities on 32nd Avenue. City funds for the new branch were first approved in May 1964, and a Federal grant of $103,375 was approved in June 1966 under the Library Services and Construction Act. On October 20, 1969, A city–owned facility was opened at the present site in October 2010, after 4 months renovation, the modern high- technology Auburndale Library was reopened with fully RFID equipped and self-check in .machine.

Special Services

AARP Defensive Driving Class Book Club Discussion Chess Club Meeting Poetry Club Please call 718-352-2027 for details