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This Weekend at Queens Library

Enjoy your weekend at Queens Library! Attend a free Lincoln Center performance from Villalobos Brothers, experience the history and culture of Colombia with traditional music from Folklore Urbano, enjoy classical chamber music from St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble or come to a workshop to learn about buying your first home or how to write ...

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Find books, videos, events, download e-books and music, request library materials, all from your mobile.

Hot New Music for September

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 collection. This month features Nickel Creek, Francesca Battistelli, Jencarlos Canela, and more!

Check them out here.

It's Banned Books Week!

It may be surprising to learn that every year, hundreds of attempts to ban books are made in this country. Celebrate your freedom to read whatever book you choose with the American Library Association's top ten frequently challenged books of 2013.
 

1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav ...

Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business

Announcing the 9th Annual StartUP Queens Business Plan Competition!

Learn to Succeed and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding. Find out how to enter here.

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

Introducing WhereInQueens.org

“Where in Queens” helps users connect to social services closest to where they are. It refers users to both public services and those from faith-based and community-based organizations. The site is free to access and use on any internet connected device.

Zendesk originally created the app for use in San Francisco.  ...

Calling all Artists - Juried Open Call Exhibition

Crossing Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “The View Over Here,” an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014.

A portion of the funds raised at the event will go toward the Queens Library: The International Commons (QLIC), including a percentage of the ...

There are no programs scheduled here at this time. Please check our Programs page for our other locations and programs you might be interested in attending.

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensbridge Community Library has:

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

Queens Library Internet Policy Guidelines for Public Use.

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International Language Collections at the Queensbridge Community Library include:

  • Spanish


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Queensbridge Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at By apptmt only or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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Child Care / Preschools
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
phone: (718) 784-2092
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718)786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Jacob Riis Settlement
10-25 41 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-7447
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY , phone: (718) 937-1093
 

Fire Department
Engine 206
11-16 35th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Astoria NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
  

Police Department
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 111
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
P.S. 112
25-05 37 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-6594
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
Aviation Career & Technical H.S.
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)361-2032
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 1106
  

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

History

The Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City were the largest public housing development in the United States. It provides homes for more than 3000 families. Five of the six super-blocks were completed by October 25th 1940 and as rapidly as additional buildings became ready occupancy families were moved in.

The development, which covers 62 acres, is bounded by 40th avenue, 21st avenue, the East River, and Bridge Plaza North in Long Island City. A 15-acre park, developed by the New York City Park Department, was also included. Originally estimated to cost over $16,000,000 the cost was cut to an estimated $13,936,686. Development included 600 more apartments that have been planned originally.

Queensbridge Branch is one of the smallest of the branches in the Queens Public Library system. It is uniquely located in the center of a development that once was the largest Federal Housing Project in the nation. Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia attended the opening on October 26, 1939. Queensbridge has been in operation as a branch since 1948.