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It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our #BookTuesday pick is The Flame: Poems, Notebooks, Lyrics, Drawings by Leonard Cohen.

"The Flame” is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the holiday season at the Library!

Join us for Christmas tree decorating, Kwanzaa celebrations, Hanukkah crafts, concerts, movies, and more.

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and holiday movies, available to borrow from your community ...

It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

Double Your Impact This Holiday Season!

You have a special opportunity to double the impact of your gift to Queens Library this holiday season!

Thanks to a generous donor who wishes to motivate others in the Queens community to support our Library, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.

Your gift right now goes twice as ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 7-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry-level to ...

Holiday Recipes from Jamaica FEASTS!

Jamaica FEASTS is Queens Library’s FREE training program to provide knowledge, tools, and resources to people who want to start and run their own food businesses in Queens.

Several talented students have graduated from Jamaica FEASTS, and we’re very pleased to share their holiday recipes with you!

Our next ...

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 ...

All of Us Deserve Palaces

Eric Klinenberg, author of the new book Palaces for The People, advocates for libraries as part of social infrastructure that promotes interactions between people from all walks of life.

“I became a scholar because I learned to love libraries,” Klinenberg says. While working on ...

Winter Health & Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop in New York City, it’s important to focus on health and safety when braving the cold this season.

Dr. David Slotwiner, chief of Cardiology, and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and their fellow physicians from ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Dec
19
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months, with adult caregivers, listen to stories, learn songs and finger play rhymes, and enjoy movement activities. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Downloading E-Books and E-Media

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn more about the e-books, audiobooks, and other electronic media applications offered by Queens Library? Join us for this informative session and find out what we have to offer!


Dec
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

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

Join us for three sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. 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


More...
Dec
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the book "The Ninth Hour" by Alice McDermott. Books are available for check out at Bay Terrace Library.


Dec
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We show classic and independent films every Friday at 2 PM. Please call Bay Terrace Library at
718-423-7004 for titles.


Dec
26
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 years enjoy constructing various structures, vehicles, and other objects with our Lego set.


Dec
27
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Board Game and Puzzle Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-10 years enjoy playing board games such as Scrabble, Connect 4, and Monopoly Junior, and assembling jigsaw puzzles.


Dec
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Film Screening

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a showing of the documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (PG-13, 2018), about Fred Rogers, beloved host and creator of the public television series "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Jan
2
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months, with adult caregivers, listen to stories, learn songs and finger play rhymes, and enjoy movement activities. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We show classic and independent films every Friday at 2 PM. Please call Bay Terrace Library at 718-423-7004 for titles.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Downloading E-Books and E-Media

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn more about the e-books, audiobooks, and other digital media applications offered by Queens Library? Join us for this informative session and find out what we have to offer!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 years old can enjoy constructing various structures, vehicles, and other objects with our Lego set.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Preschool Story and Craft Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years, accompanied by adult caregivers, listen to a story and assemble and decorate a craft with the children's librarian. All materials will be supplied. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "There There" by Tommy Orange. Books are available for checkout at Bay Terrace Library.


Jan
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

The Courage to Be Me: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Do you compare yourself to others? Is your self-worth based on what others think of you? Accepting yourself allows you to be the best YOU. Today, let’s find the courage to be our authentic, imperfect selves.


Jan
30
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Lunar New Year Craft Program

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 years assemble and decorate a craft project to celebrate the Year of the Pig. All materials will be supplied. No registration is required.


Feb
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Festival Fridays

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We show classic and independent films every Friday at 2PM. Please call Bay Terrace Library at 718-423-7004 for titles.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Valentine's Day Craft Program

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-10 years can assemble and decorate a fun craft project for Valentine's Day. All materials will be supplied. No registration is required.


Feb
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Culture Pass Information Program

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Would you like you to learn more about Culture Pass and get free admission to dozens of NYC cultural institutions? Please join us for this informative session and learn more about it.


Feb
15
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the biography "Sojourner Truth: A Life, a Symbol," by Nell Irvin Painter. Books are available for checkout at Bay Terrace Library.


Feb
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Planting Seeds of Hope: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Hope is the light within us; it empowers us and gives us firm faith in the future. It knows the power of love in times of complete fear, and the power of spreading peace in times of turbulence. Together, let’s plant seeds of hope for a brighter future.


Feb
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Downloading E-Books and E-Media

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn more about the e-books, audiobooks, and other electronic media applications offered by Queens Library? Join us for this informative session and find out what we have to offer!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries

The Bay Terrace Community Library has:

  • 7 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Bay Terrace Community Library include:

  • Korean
  • Chinese

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Bay Terrace Community Library include:

  • Good collections of fiction and popular reading
  • Extensive collection of Korean language books, DVDs and CDs

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency 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
Bay Terrace YM & YWHA
212-00 23rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 423-6111
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center 38-20 Bell Blvd
38-20 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bay Terrace Community Alliance
P.O Box 604076
Bayside NY , 11360
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Fort Totten NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Historical Society Officers Club
PO Box 133
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548

Emergency Services
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718) 352-2080
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214th Place
Bayside NY , 11361
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
45th Avenue at Parsons Blvd
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231
St Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 281-8500

Parks and Playgrounds
Fort Totten Park
Cross Island Parkway, Totten to 15th Roads
NY ,
Clearview Park and Golf Course
22nd Ave & Little Bay, Willetts Point Blvd, 202nd
NY ,
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenues, Little Neck Bay
NY ,
Bay Terrace Playground
23rd Avenue, 212 Street
NY ,
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
212-71 26th Ave
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary
216-15 Peck Ave
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Cross High School
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11364
phone: (718) 886-7250
The Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside
36-01 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY , 11358
phone: (718) 229-5262
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School
216-01 38th Ave
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Robert Bellarmine School
56-20 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS169 - Bay Terrace
18-25 212th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 31 - Bayside
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron
214-43 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
PS 159
205-01 33rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 162 - John Golden
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621

Public High Schools
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 - Adrien Block
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , phone: (718) 961-3480
JHS 74 - Nathaniel Hawthorne
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158 - Marie Curie
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , phone: (718) 423-8100

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Ave
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
 

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@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

The earliest known inhabitants of Bay Terrace were the Matinecock Native Americans, a tribe of the Algonquin nation. The tribal name Matinecock, meaning "hilly country", described the surrounding landscape, an area that may have been given to the tribe by the neighboring Lenapes.

In 1639, Dutch Governor Willem Kieft purchased the land from the Matinecock that today encompasses Queens County. William Lawrence, who served as a magistrate under the Dutch and English administrations, was granted a parcel of land by King Charles II in 1645 that included a large portion of what is today the areas of Bayside, Whitestone, Fort Totten and College Point. Bayside developed from an agricultural community to a suburb when the North Shore Railroad was extended in 1866. During the following several decades, the Bayside Land Association purchased farms for development. Bay Terrace, originally included within the bounds of Bayside, remained composed of farms and large estates until the 1950s, when Cord and Charles Meyer sold their 225-acre farm for development.

Bay Terrace was the name given in 1953 to the cooperative housing development built by the Norman K. Winston-Holzer Associates, because of its proximity to Little Neck Bay.

On February 20, 1981, the Bay Terrace library opened in the modern city-owned building at the present site.