An Interview with Maria Lisella, the New Queens Poet Laureate!

This past June, Astoria resident and Queens native Maria Lisella became the borough's new Poet Laureate. Maria will be joining us at Central Library on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. for our Open Mic for Poets.

Maria is the author of three books of poetry, including the recently published ...

Read Across the Globe: October 19

Help Queens Library shine a light on literacy and join the global effort to set a new Guinness World Record for the most children read to in 24 hours.

Bring your child to this one-day event to listen and read along as part of this worldwide effort to promote literacy!

Reserve your spot and get a FREE T-SHIRT for ...

Learn More About Elder Law

Would you like to learn more about planning for your retirement and financial future? If so, come join us at one of our many Elder Law Seminars (free of charge), where you can learn valuable information about financial planning for yourself and your loved ones.

A specialized attorney will be discussing various ...

An Alternate Path to the High School Diploma with the National External Diploma Program

  • Earn a traditional high school diploma from Long Beach High School
  • Flexible and confidential
  • Complete program in 6 to 12 months
  • Aligned with the college and career readiness standards
  • Work through online activities and with an advisor to complete your program
  • Work at home, ...

10th Annual StartUP Queens

Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding!

The mandatory training sessions for the 10th Annual StartUP! Compettion begin in October. All participants must complete a session on each of the four training topics.

All live training sessions are ...


Mail-A-Book continues to enrich the lives of the homebound with both new and traditional ways to communicate with its customers!

Queens Library’s Mail-a-Book Service offers customers the convenience of having library materials delivered to their door free of charge. These materials include books in large print, regular ...

Lincoln Center Programs at Queens Library

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood! Queens Library has partnered with Lincoln Center to bring FREE events to a library near you.

Lincoln Center Local offers live hour-long programs combining performance with a question-and-answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with ...

Our New Music For October!

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 physical and digital collections.

This month features music from The Weeknd, Vince Staples, Courtney Barnett, Hilary Duff, NF, the New Hanover Public Library Rap Club, Elvis ...

An Evening Conversation with Jelani Cobb

"Queens Library Presents" is a new series of literary salons and other community-based literary events designed to bring our programs out of library buildings and into Queens communities.

We’re honored that our first event will be an evening of conversation with author Jelani Cobb on ...

Asia Society in Queens: Free Programs This Fall in Flushing

Queens Library is partnering with Asia Society to bring some of its award-winning programs directly to library patrons in Queens. This collaboration will showcase current events and cultural changes, and introduce new, perhaps little-known, aspects of Asia to the residents of Queens—the most ethnically diverse urban area in the ...




Computer Basics

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn how to navigate the Queens Library website and get an introduction to typing and email.

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

Additional Dates




ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Aerobics for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Leidilin Ramnarine leads this moderate, heart-pumping workout that combines strength and toning exercises to help burn calories and improve heart health. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 Rosedale Community Library has:

  • 8 Adult computers
  • 4 Children's computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing


Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.









International Language Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish


Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • Collections of African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Extensive Large Print Collection


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Rosa’s Toddler & Family Day Care
259-10 147th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-9534
Rosedale Child Development Center
241-08 140th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 978-3996
Throop Memorial Day Care
140-17 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-0936

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 264-2739

Community Organizations & Services
American Legion Post 483
240-02 135th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
Rosedale Civic Association
P.O. BOX 220-116
Rosedale NY , 11422-0116
Rosedale Civilian Patrol
Rosedale Sports Association
138-10 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 527-5302
Rosedale Soccer Club
P.O. BOX 0158
Rosedale NY , 11422

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
Springfield Gardens (Community Medical Center)
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 883-6800
fax: (718) 883-6820

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookvill Park
149 Ave, 235 St., Brookville Blvd, South Conduit
Rockaway Blvd., Springfield Blvd., 149 Avenue
Springfield Park
149 Ave., Springfield Blvd., 145 Road, 148 St.
PS 195 Playground (Hook Creek)
149 Road, Weller Lane, 149 Avenue, 253 Street

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

Post Office
Rosedale Station
145-06 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718)528-4358

Private / Parochial Schools
Christ Lutheran School (K-8)
248-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-6884
St Clare’s Roman Catholic School (Pre K-8)
137-25 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-7174
St Pius X - Roman Catholic School (Pre K- 8)
147-65 249TH Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-7171

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 38 Rosedale School (K-6)
135-21 241 Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-2276
fax: (718) 712-1598
P.S. 181 Brookfield School (K-6)
148 Avenue & 230 Street
Springfield Garden NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-5807
fax: (718) 723-7825
P.S. 138 Sunrise School (K-6)
251-11 Weller Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-9053
fax: (718) 528-9053
P.S. 195 William Haberle School (K-6)
253-50 149TH Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 723-0313
P.S. 251
144-51 Arthur St.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-2745
fax: (718) 723-7822

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
145-00 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413

Senior Centers
Rosedale Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue
phone: (718) 525-8899

Elected Officials
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
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
Hon. Bill de Blasio


The Rosedale community was established in 1888 and named Foster’s Meadow. In 1894, the area was divided into building lots and the present name was established. In 1919, the Women’s Club asked the library for service. A collection staffed by volunteers was begun and by November a station was established. In 1920, rent-free quarters were found for the library. The Branch was relocated a number of times over the years. In May 1962 the Rosedale Public Library was opened in the rented building that it presently occupies. This was overseen by the Board of Trustees with Cornelius B. Hermann as president and Chief Librarian Harold W. Tucker.