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Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Blast Off Into Summer Reading! Join us this season for our summer reading activities, ranging from book discussions and films to outer space-themed crafts and projects for children and teens of all ages.

Pick up our book lists at your local library, or download them today from the convenience of your home. Keep track of your ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

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Queens Public Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your ...

Free Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Queens Public Library, along with the NYC Department of Education, will provide FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer Meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required and there is no cost. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

Queens ...

Summer Reading Battle of the Books!

It’s our second annual Summer Reading Battle of the Books!

This year, we’ve selected 16 of the best YA books for you to choose from, including Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, and Inspired by Real Life.

Vote for your favorite titles during the month of July, and challenge your friends to pick their favorites, ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for FREE—and make ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

This summer, the Public Theater will present William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus in Central Park and you’re invited to get free tickets on the day of the show!

Free tickets will be available on Monday, July 22 at 12pm at Elmhurst Library (86-07 Broadway), and are first-come, ...

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

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

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

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Jul
23
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Summer Reading: Star Wars Coding Series for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will design and code their own Star Wars-themed video on the computer using the Scratch interface.

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

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Jul
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Musical Bubble Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to 18 months will hear interactive stories with songs, finger plays, baby bounces, and music. Then they get to dance with bubbles and play with toys.

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

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Jul
24
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Musical Bubble Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years old will hear interactive stories with songs, finger plays, and music. Then they get to dance with bubbles and play with toys.

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

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Jul
24
4:00PM

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Summer Reading: Teen Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We bring the book, you bring yourself, and we read together. The book is "On a Sunbeam" by Tillie Walden, a graphic novel about space, love, and loss.

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

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Jul
25
6:30PM

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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.

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Jul
26
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Kids' Book Discussion: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the great classic "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was also a popular long-running TV show that airs on cable TV.

July 26, 2019 at 5 p.m.


Jul
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Musical Bubble Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This program is for children ages birth to 7 years old. Children will listen to interactive stories, get to play with some small instruments, and then dance along to music and bubbles.


Jul
27
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Have you ever wished you could speak Spanish? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a seven week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Public Library card and a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

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Jul
27
1:00PM

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Saturday Color Me Calm Fun for Kids!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to choose to color various Color Me Calm patterns with colored pencils in the children's room. The coloring pages will be found in the binder near the children's librarian's desk.

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

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Jul
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Free English & Math Enrichment for Children

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free English and Math enrichment sessions to children entering grades 2-5. Registration is required and starts on Saturday, June 8. Call 718-359-8332 or come in person to register.

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

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Jul
30
1:00PM

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Afternoon Book Club: "Olive Kitteridge" by Elizabeth Strout

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

“Fiction lovers, remember this name: Olive Kitteridge. . . .You’ll never forget her. . . . Elizabeth Strout constructs her novel in stories with rich irony and moments of genuine surprise and intense emotion. . . Glorious, powerful stuff” —USA Today
Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.


Aug
5
4:00PM

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Summer Reading: Kids Make a 3-D Earth

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about and make their own 3-D Earth.


Aug
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Make Your Own Aurora for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 will make and learn about their own colorful auroras using paint.


Aug
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Moon Craft and Storytime for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 will hear stories about the moon. A moon craft will follow the stories.


Aug
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Planet Earth Crafts for Toddlers

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2-5 will make their own planet Earth!


Aug
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Mini Rocket Storytime and Craft for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will hear stories that have rockets. Then they will make their own mini rockets.


Aug
19
4:00PM

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"The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This movie is for families of all ages. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. (2019, PG)


Aug
19
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Reading: Family Movie: "Lego Movie 2"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for this fun second part of the Lego Movie (2019, PG).


Aug
26
3:00PM

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A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given away for children to take home.

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

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Sep
20
11:00AM

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Coping with Caregiver Stress

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's/dementia can be a stressful and emotional journey that can affect the health of the caregiver. Come learn different ways to identify the signs of caregiver stress, as well as stress management techniques that will help you reduce stress and avoid caregiver burnout.


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.

 

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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
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 913, 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: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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.