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ShapeUp NYC: Boot Camp

Instructor Kiersten Clay provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

Jul 9 @ 6:00 PM

Jul
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

World War II

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will talk about the cultural history of World War II at this teleconferenced discussion group, open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Club: Grades K-3

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and crafts!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
11:00AM

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12:30PM

You Be the Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "American Sniper" (2014), rated R.


Jul
9
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Poetry-Writing Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Become "at home with poems": Learn how to break the rules of poetry so you can express yourself in your own words and style at a workshop led by Judy Kamilhor. This is a teleconference. First time callers should call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Club: Grades 4-6

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children discuss stories and create great crafts!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Boot Camp

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kiersten Clay provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.


Jul
10
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Just for Laughs

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share a joke and a smile! This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Map Your Neighborhood

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teens will make 3-D maps of their local community.


Jul
14
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Tinkers" by Paul Harding.


Jul
16
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


Jul
16
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Colombia Past and Present

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the cultural history of this South American nation. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Friendship Bracelets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Hang out with friends and create your own friendship bracelet!


Jul
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Peru: History and Culture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about the history and culture of Peru. This is a teleconferenced discussion group open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
22
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Promises to Keep" by Jane Green. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Jul
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Weird and Wacky Celebrations in July

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss traditional and non-traditional holidays and celebrations that happen in July. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Make a Fish!

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

Teens will craft a fish from paper mache.


Jul
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Alice's Kitchen

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Alice Morley leads adiscussion on healthy cooking, food and recipes. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

STARS Senior Theater Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

STARS senior theater group performs scenes from classic plays. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics!


Aug
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We talk about current events and trends at this evening teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Bizarre and Unique Holidays

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss unique and different holidays celebrated in various locales. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Origami: The Japanese Art of Paper Folding

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.


Aug
11
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Movie Afternoon: Mortdecai

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Mortdecai" (2014), rated R. Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold. Stars: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor


Aug
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Make a Pastel Rubbing

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Use pastels , paper and assorted objects to create a detailed rubbing.


Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Outstanding Men in History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Cecile Walters will lead a game and discussion called "Who Am I? Famous Men in History." This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Club Party: Grades K-3

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-3 join together to celebrate the end of Summer Reading.


Aug
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Me Before You," by Jojo Moyes, is a heartbreakingly romantic novel that brings together two people who couldn’t have less in common and asks: What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?


Aug
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Club Party: Grades 4-6

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 join together to celebrate the end of Summer Reading.


Aug
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango chats about great art and artists. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Design Your Own T-Shirt

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

Use stencils, paint and other materials to design your very own t-shirt.


Aug
26
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Last Time I Saw You" by Elizabeth Berg. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Aug
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

STARS Senior Theater Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

STARS senior theater group performs scenes from classic plays. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Young Adults Party for End of Summer Reading

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come join us for our End of the Summer Reading Party!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queens Village Community Library has:

  • 8 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 Queens Village Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • New Americans
  • Black Experience
  • Travel
  • Audio books and large print books

 


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
Teaching, Learning, & Caring
212-47 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)740-6750
Redeemer Nursery School
92-10 217th St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-3252
Reach and Grow
214-09 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-3860
Jen-Lyn’s Day Care
218-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-8475
Queens Village Day School
219-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 479-5926
Kids for the Future
220-24 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-4200

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 464-7333
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 0766
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-2160
Queens Village Community Services
80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building 21
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3950
 

Fire Department
Engine 304, Ladder 162
218-44 97th Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7000
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Winchester Blvd. & Union Turnpike
  

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

Post Office
Queens Village
209-20 Jamaica
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Joseph’s Parish (K-8)
217-55 100 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 464-8913
Our Lady of Lourdes (PreK-8)
92-80 220 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-1480
Sts. Joachin and Anne (PreK-8)
218-19 105 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-2230
Bethel Christian Academy (K-5)
215-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 978-4357 Ext. 322
Grace Lutheran (K-8)
100-05 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-1010
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 18 Winchester
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS 33 Edward M. Funk
91-37 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-6283
PS 34 John Harvard
104-12 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-6818
PS 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
fax: (718) 464-8448
Merrick Academy Charter School
207-01 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-4773
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
  

Senior Centers
SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 454-2100
  

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. Barbara M. Clark
Clarkb@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queens Village, located in east central Queens, is bordered to the north by Union Turnpike, to the east by the Cross Island Parkway, to the south by Murdock Avenue, and to the west by Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The area was settled by colonists in the 1640’s and became known as Little Plains. It was used as common public land for grazing cattle until the 1700s when a village was first established. The surrounding lands were gradually bought up and established as working farms.

From 1824 to 1834, the village was known as Brushville, named for Thomas Brush who opened a prosperous blacksmith shop as well as a number of other enterprises.

In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens was established. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Rail Road added “village” to its station’s name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.

1870 brought extensive development when Scott R. Sherwood, a prominent developer bought and subdivided a parcel of land south of the train station and divided it into 700 building lots.

By 1898, the population had grown to about 900. Still, the area remained largely rural. Many of the German descendants of the original farm owners continued to live there. In 1902, Interstate Park was opened, followed by Belmont Park in 1903.

But it wasn’t until the 1920s that Queens Village really began to take off. It was part of an overall housing boom that was spreading east through Queens from New York as people from the city sought the bucolic life.

Post World War II saw the arrival of veterans and their families, blacks and Latin Americans.

Today, many of those homes built in the twenties and thirties still stand. Charming and well maintained Dutch Colonials and Tudors currently house and continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.

 

Sources:

Books:
The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief,

Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Home Town Long Island. Staff of Newsday, Newsday Inc. 1999

The Encyclopedia of New York City. Kenneth T. Jackson, Editor, Yale University Press, 1995.

The Story of Queens Village. Vincent F. Seyfried, Centennial Association, 1974.

The Queens Village Library owes its existence to two women, Mrs. William Wood and Miss Anne Doughty. In 1896, they realized the need for a library in the growing town. An appeal to Dr. Charles Henry Miller, a well known painter of the time, and the Shakespeare Club resulted in a traveling library being obtained from New York State.

This library was housed in the Dutch Reformed Church. It proved to be so popular, that the Shakespeare Club raised funds for an independent library which was started in 1899. In 1901, its stock of 427 books were turned over to the Queens Borough Public Library.

In 1904, the library moved to the Kissam Building on Railroad Ave. In 1914, it moved to the Post Office building then on 218th St. In 1925, it moved to the northeast corner of Jamaica Ave. and Vanderveer St.

In 1937 property was purchased between 94th Rd. and 94th Ave on the east side of 217th St. In 1939, Louis J. Bailey, then chief of the Queens Borough Public Library was granted $125,000 to build the library’s first permanent home.

On Sunday June 8, 1952 the new, modern building was dedicated and opened to an enthusiastic public the following day.