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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride With These Great Books!

June is LGBT Pride Month, and we asked our staff to suggest titles old and new that focus on and are inspired by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories and themes.

We hope you will check out these great books and join us in Celebrating Pride!

Thanks again to our staff members (including Hillcrest's ...

Battle of the Bands 2016: The Contestants So Far

If you haven’t already met them, we’d like to introduce you to some of our Battle of the Bands contestants.

Chiv Culture, the Roslyn School of Rock House Band, and Psychonaut Underground will be bringing down the house on July 14 at Colden Auditorium, so now’s ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Mayor and City Council Keep Investing in Libraries

The Mayor and the City Council have reached an agreement on the City's FY17 budget. I am pleased to tell you that the FY16 operating budget has been baselined for FY17 and future years. That is the $43 million citywide that was allocated in last year's budget.

We advocated long and hard for it. Insuring six days of service ...

Get in the Game: Summer Reading 2016!

Get in the game this summer and slam-dunk some reading goals. The annual Summer Reading Program at Queens Library is back and better than ever!

You can visit any community library to get your summer reading booklist or log, and sign up online at summerreading.queenslibrary.org to download materials and create an ...

Summer Poetry Contest!

Calling all poets! Send us your haikus, limericks, sonnets, and more for Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest 2016!

We welcome poets from all over New York State to submit one original poem that reflects our 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”

Entries will be grouped by ...

Our New Music For June!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Beyoncé, Lukas Graham, The Lumineers, Keith Urban, Royce da 5’9”, Sin Bandera, Santana, ...

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion

Congratulations to First Lady Chirlane McCray for hosting the first meeting of the Gracie Book Club!

She and her guests participated in a live stream broadcast discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's novel Bright Lines, moderated by author James ...

Jun
29
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years old with their caregiver can enjoy listening to stories and rhymes, doing fingerplays, singing and dancing. Registration is not required.


Jun
29
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Craft, Color and Play!

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years old and with their caregivers can enjoy coloring, making simple crafts and playing with the toys.


Jul
1
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

A half-hour of one-on-one computer training is available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

An afternoon of chess, puzzles, Scrabble, Yu-Gi-Oh and more! Come join the fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver, will listen to stories, sing songs, dance, and perform fingerplays. Preregistration is not required.

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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4:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver, will work on different arts-and-crafts projects each week. Preregistration is not required.

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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4:30PM

Summer Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 years will work on a different arts and crafts projects each week. Parents are welcome.
Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Jul
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Fiction Scavenger Hunt

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn how the children's fiction collection is arranged and then search for the books on the shelves. For children ages 6-12 years old. Registration is not required.


Aug
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come share your talent in poetry, music and comedy. Walk in performers are welcome.


Aug
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Dewey Decimal Scavenger Hunt

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn how the children's non-fiction collection is arranged and will then locate the books. For children ages 6-12 years. Registration is not required.


Aug
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Spelling Bee

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Are you a good speller? Then prove it at our spelling bee! Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. For children entering third to sixth grades. Registration is not required.


Aug
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Math Bee

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Are you good at math? Can you add, subtract, multiply and divide in your head without using a calculator or pen and paper? Prove it at our Math Bee! For children who have completed third to sixth grades. Registration is not required.


Aug
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Children's Talent Show

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages 6-12 years old can strut their stuff at our talent show: sing, play a musical instrument, juggle, do card or magic tricks, tell jokes or whatever else might amuse an audience. Prizes
will be awarded for first, second and third place. Registration is not required.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Rogue, the Comedy Illusionist

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Featured on America’s Got Talent in 2014, Rogue, the Comedy Illusionist, invites you to his amazing program of illusion. Afterwards he’ll teach you a trick that is certain to wow your family and friends! All ages are welcome!


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 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
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
  

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