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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Dec
17
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Kids Book Reviews

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 fill out book review slips of books they read. This is good practice for their critical thinking and writing skills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
3:00PM

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3:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Notes

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We all love finding a hidden treasure, especially in a book. The next time you visit Queensboro Hill Library, consider writing a kind note on a post-it, and leaving it in a book for the next reader to discover. You'll boost someone's spirits, and maybe you'll discover a kind note just for you! Stop by the librarian's desk to get a post-it. Kindness costs nothing, and it doubles when you share it! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions:
Mousercise/typing club
Web browse
Create a cover letter in Microsoft Word

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

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Dec
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens wind down each school day with their friends. Games and other programs available daily. Dedicated quiet space available for homework/studying.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Dedicated quiet space for teens doing homework/studying. Homework help and information about college programs and other resources available.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Teens Make Cards for Sick Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens make cards for kids in hospitals. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mind Blowing Puzzles for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to do some puzzles such as cardboard puzzles, Sudoku, message decoding, crossword puzzles, and word searches and more!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Book Blast! Kids' Book Discussion and Craft of Storm Runner by Jennifer Cervantes

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss the book "Storm Runner" by Jennifer Cervantes. Then we will make a craft based on this book.


Dec
19
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Musical Bubble Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to 17 months and their parents/caregivers will learn baby bounces and hand ryhmes. They will also hear stories along with music and bubbles.

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

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Dec
19
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Bubble Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years old can come hear some stories, along with music, bubbles and fingerplays! A coloring activity is included.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Holiday Stories and Party for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages will hear holiday stories from around the world. Then we will have a holiday music sing along karaoke while we make a gingerbread boys and girls craft!


Dec
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Hygge for the Holidays!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

What's hygge? It's the Danish perspective on life that's all about celebrating a cozy, warm atmosphere with friends and family. What better time to get your hygge on than during holiday season? Join us for hot cocoa and conversation this month as we make holiday cards (12/6) and work on our needlecraft projects together (12/20). Bring your holiday memories, books you want to talk about, or pictures of your pets - anything you want to share!


Dec
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kawaii Origami for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Love the adorable Kawaii characters? We will do origami of Kawaii characters for ages 7-12!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Dec
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Geek Reference: LinkedIn and the Online Job Hunt

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

The job hunt can be frustrating: everything is online these days! If you need help applying to jobs online, want to learn more about LinkedIn and how to create your own profile, or just find out where to find jobs online, stop by and let one of our resident geek-brarians help you get up and running! We'll walk you through the process of using general and specific online career resources in your search. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Club for LGBTQIA teens and their allies. Teen-led topics every meeting.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
4:00PM

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6:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Movie Series

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's Time for Kind, so let's come together and enjoy some family entertainment! We'll be screening "Wonder" (2017, PG) on 12/7; "Pay It Forward" (2000, PG-13) on 12/14; and "Dancing in Jaffa" (2013) on 12/21. Families welcome! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Holiday Film for Kids: "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children, come and watch this hilarious holiday movie with us! Kevin, a little boy accidentally left home alone at Christmas time, protects his home against thieves who try to rob his house! (1992, PG)


Dec
22
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Sing-along Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Welcome to sing-along storytime! We sing songs, learn a finger play or three, and have wonderful stories to tell! Families are welcome!


Dec
29
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Musical Bubble Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to stories and finger plays. Then, they will get to dance to music with bubbles!


Dec
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEAM Robotics for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will learn how to build a robot!


Jan
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM Lego Building Fun for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will build a different project each week as a team.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Day for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to play various board games such as Scrabble, Life, Jenga, Monopoly, and chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Table Top Gaming for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens! This is your chance to play new and rare table top games with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Dragon Ball Z Fusions Mondays for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make a craft based on the Dragon Ball Fusion Series.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Robotics for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is putting together a LEGO Robotics League! What's a LEGO League? What's the competition all about? Will I get to build and program a robot? Sign on and we'll explain everything you need to know at our information session on January 10. Registration is mandatory and a six-month commitment is needed to be part of Queensboro Hill's team. Register in person with the children's librarian at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Bubble Musical Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to six years old will listen to some interactive stories along with enjoying creative movement, dancing, music, and bubbles. Children will also get to play with small instruments.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

STEM Saturdays

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make various science projects as a team.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Craft and Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Stories that feature Martin Luther King, Jr. will be read aloud. Children will then make Martin Luther King, Jr. bookmarks filled with his inspiring quotes of peace.


Jan
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Silly Hat Craft for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make their own silly hat for silly hat day!


Jan
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dragon Storytime and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will hear stories featuring dragons. A dragon craft will follow for National Dragon Appreciation Day!


Jan
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Immigrant Families and the Public Education System (in Chinese)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to navigate the high school system and use it effectively.


Jan
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Destined to Succeed: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will be exploring the healthy thinking habits of people who are able to set their own goals in life and experience the joy of achieving them.


Jan
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chldren's Book Discussion and Craft of Kelly Barnhill's "The Girl Who Drank the Moon"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss the book "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" by Kelly Barnhill. A short moon craft will follow.


Jan
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Books are available at the Customer Service Desk.


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Chinese New Year Making of our Library Mascot Peppi the Pig for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-13 will hear stories that feature pigs, the Chinese New Year animal for 2019.


Jan
30
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Lunar New Year: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instructions on the fine art of floral arranging.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Final Competition for Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is for children in grades 3 to 6 on February 21st, 2019 at 4pm. Two winners will be chosen to represent Queensboro Hill Library at the Central Library Spelling Bee Competition in Spring 2019, where a grand prize will be given to two winners.

The last practice run for this competition is February 14th at 4pm.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College Prep Workshops at Queensboro Hill Library

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is a three-session workshop focusing on the college preparation process. Each session will explore different topics:
"Is College for Me" 3/4
"Writing an Empowering College Essay" 3/11
"Developing a Plan for College" 3/25

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

Location: Queensboro Hill
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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

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

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

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

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.