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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 ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...

Aug
4
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran discusses the effects of dietary sugar on our health. She will talk about where it is found in the foods we eat, which types to avoid, how much is too much and whether sugar substitutes are a good alternative.


Aug
4
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Grades 4-6

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Readers in grades 4-6 will explore it through our Summer Reading Club, art projects, science experiments, origami and more. Preregistration begins June 4 at 12:00 p.m. and continues throughout the summer.

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

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Aug
4
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

If you read a great book or a really scary or really funny book this summer, let your friends know! Write a review and decorate it however you like. Teen assistants will help you do the best job you can, and your finished work will be put on display.

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

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Aug
5
10:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Drawing Club for Adults

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Weekly program to practice your drawing skills and meet others to share experience.

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

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Aug
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Family Movie Afternoon

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy family-friendly movies in our library during the summer! 7/8: "Strange Magic" (2015), rated PG; 7/15: "Annie" (2014), rated PG; 8/5: "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast" (2015), rated G; 8/19: "McFarland, USA" (2015), rated PG

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

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Aug
6
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Intergenerational Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to knit and crochet this summer! Experienced adult crafters will teach their skills to youngsters and and other beginners while sharing patterns and techniques and working on their own projects. Participants should bring their own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

All this summer's features are rated PG-13 unless otherwise indicated: 7/9 - "People Like Us" (2012); 7/16 - "50 to 1" (2014); 7/23 - "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (2014); 7/30 - "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014), rated PG; 8/6 - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (2014); 8/13 - "Get on Up" (2014); 8/20 - "Seventh Son" (2014); 8/27 - "Jupiter Ascending" (2015)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Superhero Science

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn some of the science behind superheroes through simple hands-on experiments.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Summer Reading and Read-to-Me Programs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Our 2015 Summer Reading Program is open to all young people, with storytimes, arts and crafts, a Reading Club and more. Families are invited to join the Read-to-Me portion of the program.

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

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Aug
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Magazine Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Magazine Club is for kids in grades 4-6 who want to improve their skills at writing articles, stories, poetry, blogs and comics by working with, and helping, each other. Results will be on display at the library.

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

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Aug
10
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Intergenerational Game Time: Chess and Domino Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes from experienced players! We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners! Families with youngsters, of ages 6 and up, are welcome to join. Other kid-friendly games are also available.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
10
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Grades 1-3

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is "every hero has a atory." Readers in grades 1-3 will explore it through our Summer Reading Club, art projects, science experiments and origami. Preregistration begins June 4 at 12:00PM and continues throughout the summer.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
1:30PM

--to--

2:45PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns and friendship.


Aug
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Superhero Comic Book Magnets

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Step 1: Make comic book magnets out of real comic books. Step 2: Tell a story with them. Step 3: Enjoy everyone's story. It's fun!

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

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Aug
13
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

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

Location: Glen Oaks
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 & Ebb songs performed by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, with special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera.


Aug
18
10:15AM

--to--

12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Introduction to Email

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, log on, navigate your email account, send and receive messages and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Preregister at 718-831-8636.


Aug
18
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Smart Living with Technology: One-on-One

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring in your own Nook, Kindle, iPad or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it. Preregistration is required.


Aug
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Multimedia Presentation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lecturer Mailyn Carminio takes you beyond the familiar narrative of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life. This presentation, told through over 100 photographs, many rarely seen, covers her life as a bibliophile, equestrian, wife, mother, First Lady, preservationist and family matriarch.


Sep
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join the children's librarian for picture books, music, crafts and other activities for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, enjoy a screening of a "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast of the New York Philharmonic, featuring music director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma.


Sep
10
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
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
14
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes. We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Family Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Everyone in the family can enjoy these films: 9/15 - "The Pirate Fairy" (2014), rated G; 9/23 and 24 - "Cinderella" (2015), rated PG

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading and, if there is interest, participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

William Gati performs classic Broadway show tunes on the piano, including “Fiddler on the Roof," “I Dreamed a Dream,” "All I Ask of You” and more.


Sep
28
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

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

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Georgia O'Keeffe will serve as inspiration and points of discussion. This is an eight-week course that will culminate, in week nine, with a special event and exhibit of student work. Preregistration for the entire series is required.

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

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Sep
29
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Beginning Mahjong

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to join a mahjong game but didn’t know how to play? Here’s your chance to learn! In six simple, step-by-step sessions, with enjoyable activities, Donna Miller-Small will teach you the skills for beginning play, so that you can share in the fun, excitement and camaraderie with others. Beginners and experienced players are both welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Diabetes 101

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn about diabetes prevention and management at a program presented in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association.


Oct
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle dance and yoga accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Drum Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make some noise in this hands-on drum and percussion workshop with professional musician Tony Genovese!


Oct
5
4:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real thing! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. You must preregister at http://tinyurl.com/TPR-SHSAT or by calling 646-362-0628, and include the following event numbers: Central - 261333; Bayside - 261334; Bellerose - 261455; Cambria Heights - 261358; North Hollis - 261354; Fresh Meadows - 261379; Glen Oaks - 261382.


Oct
7
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medications.


Oct
7
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Older Adults Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Older Adult Services presents Older Adults Day, featuring live entertainment, short presentations on a range of subjects of interest to older adults, free blood pressure screening, and information on healthcare, senior employment and other important resources.


Oct
7
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Smart Living with Technology: One-on-One

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring in your own Nook, Kindle, iPad, Google tablet, or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it.


Oct
7
10:15AM

--to--

11:00AM

Zumba: Total Workout

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Suzanne Windland leads a dance workout that burns calories, tones the body, conditions muscles, strengthens the heart, and improves balance and flexibility. Preregistration is required by calling the library.


Oct
7
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Drawing Techniques: A Drawing Sampler

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Karen Fitzgerald presents two drawing techniques that serve as "bookends" to a broad spectrum of approaches to drawing what we see. Participants will learn contour drawing, which provides for clear definition of details and complex shapes, and will also experience gesture drawing, which enables quick sketching based on the gestalt of information before the artist.


Oct
7
2:00PM

--to--

2:45PM

Brain Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Test your long-term and short-term memory at a discussion led by registered nurse Kathy Moran.


Oct
7
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Vocalist Abby Powell

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the singing of Abby Powell, who has performed on the operatic and world recital stages and been praised by the New York Times as a vocalist of "solid and youthful" tone.


Oct
7
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading and, if there is interest, participate in book discussions or reading circles.


Oct
8
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Patina Miller in Concert

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, Patina Miller, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for "Pippin," sings music ranging from classic R&B to the best of Broadway.


Oct
28
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Murder, Madness and Poe

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this monologue about America's unequaled master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe seeks to convince New York booking agents of his sanity and reliability by reciting from his poetry and prose works.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

  • 6 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 Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


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
SAMUEL FIELD Y / TASC PS 155 Q
80-61 251th St
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 225-6750
SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Pwy
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
TASC @ MS67/QUEENS CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
51-60 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
Aquart, Lillieth
88-34 212th Place, Floor 1st
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 217-7666
Xenox, Mary
86-84 208TH ST., Apt. 3H
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 479-1228
Northside Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050

Community Board
Queens Community Board 13
Queens Reform Church, 219-41 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)464-9700
fax: (718)264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Lost Community Civic Association
Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
In an emergency call (718)347-1600
P.O. Box 340 257-02 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-1637
NORCWOW (Natural Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls)
83-51 268th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-2244

Fire Department
Engine 251, Battalion 53
254-20 Union Turnpike
Glen Okas phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Local Hospitals
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Ave.
New Hyde Park NY , phone: (718) 470-7000
Schneider Children's Hospital
269-01 76th Ave
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718)470-7000
Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 163rd St.
Glen Oaks NY , 11004
phone: (718) or (516) 470-8100

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens County Farm Museums
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park NY , 11004-1129
phone: (718) 347-3276
JHS 172 Playground
82 Avenue, 256th to 257th St.
PS 186 Playground
Little Neck Parkway & 72 Avenue

Police Department
105 Precinct
92-08 222 Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Post Office - Glen Oaks
156-29 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 347-3764 / (800) 347-6689
fax: (718) 347-6689
Post Office - Horace Harding
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
Post Office - North New Hyde Park
1568 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (800)275-8777
fax: (516) 775-5029
Post Office - Floral Park
35 Tulip Avenue
Floral Park NY , 11001
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (516) 488-5064
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva Har Torah School
254-04 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343-2533
Our Lady of the Snows
79-33 258th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343 1346
North Side Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050
QCP Children's Center - Daniel Wieder Campus
249-16 Grand Central Parkway
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 279-9404
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 115 Glen Okas School
80-51 261st
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4010
PS 186 Castlewood School
252-12 72 Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4021
 

Public High Schools
High School of Teaching Liberal Arts and Sciences Q566
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 736-7100
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
PS/IS 208
74-30 Commonwealth Boulevard
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 468-6420
MS 172 Irwin Altman Middle School
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4000/01
PS/IS 266
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-3920

Senior Centers
SNAP Bell Park
227-02A Hillside Ave.
Queens Village phone: (718) 740-3906
SNAP Queens Village
80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Building 4 CBU #29
Queens Village NY , phone: (718) 454-2100
St. Gregory the Great Senior Club
242-20 88th Avenue
Bellerose NY , phone: (718) 347-3707

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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area that is now called Glen Oaks was a slice of flat terrain eagerly sought by farmers in the 1640’s. It was a rural, unnamed section of Flushing, part of a 20,000 acre land grant to Massachusetts settlers and at one time the home of many potato fields in eastern Queens. 167 acres purchased from William K. Vanderbilt’s country estate became the Glen Oaks Golf Club in 1923. In 1944, the Gross-Morton Co. purchased 175 acres of land west of the golf club. Backed by $24 million in Federal Housing Administration funds, the neighborhood was developed after World War II, with shopping along Union Turnpike. The model community of Glen Oaks Village, named after the golf club, is a garden apartment complex of 2,864 units near the Nassau border. Construction of the two-story brick buildings began in 1945, and the first residents, many of them veterans, arrived in October 1947. Census figures show that the population increased from 4,999 in 1940 to 13,746 in 1950. The development is one of the city’s largest and is home to almost 3,000 families. Numerous one-family houses also built after the war comprise the area south of Union Turnpike.

The Library’s bookmobile began regular stops at the new neighborhood at the same time; in February 1950 an “extension agency” opened in the Glen Oaks shopping center at 256-25 Union Turnpike. A site at 256th street and Union Turnpike was earmarked by NYC for a new library in 1955. A private builder bought it before City budget officials approved purchase of the site. The City then rented the proposed medical building built on the site. On October 22, 1956, the Glen Oaks branch library was dedicated with speeches by Mayor Wagner, Assemblyman Wallach and Library Director Tucker. In 1975 a $60,000 renovation provided new lights, new flooring and a ramp for the handicapped. A $50,000 grant from State Senator Frank Padavan in 2001 allowed the library to upgrade the facility, including the purchase of some new shelving and furniture.

In the fall of 2009 this building was demolished and a new 18,000 square foot library was constructed on the same site.