Text-size

About
South Hollis

Teen Podcast Naming Contest!

Do you love podcasts? Are you creative with words? Put your skills to the test by entering the Teen Podcast Naming Contest. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones!

We want the new name to relate to the podcast’s themes of hip-hop and urban culture. Make it funny, make it playful, make ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Dec
12
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Kids Homework Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Got homework? Get it done at the library! Drop in to our Homework Club sessions where a helper will be available to offer assistance and helpful resources.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Adult Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adult Computer Class.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
4:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

NBA Basketball Discussion Group

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you like basketball? We'll discuss current news, basketball history, who the best team is, and who all the best players are. You'll get to make your own fantasy basketball team.

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

Additional Dates


More...
Dec
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Nick the Balloonatic

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

Want to know how to twist balloons and create basic animal characters? Children 8 to 12 become the balloon twister with step-by-step instruction from Nick the Balloonatic. Nick will include a brief history of the balloon. This fun-filled event is free! Pre-registration is required.


Dec
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Basic computer classes in Haitian Creole for adults and senior citizens.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and toddlers get together for stories with songs and dance.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Healthy Habits

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

How can we stop the spread of germs? At this interactive workshop we will be making our own soap, as well as learning about hand washing and other healthy habits! It's fun for the whole family.


Dec
16
11:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

ESOL Conversation Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES FOR ADULTS

The ESL classes are free and are for those who want to improve their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Participants will learn English for work, home and the community, along with US culture and citizenship skills. All levels are welcome and classes are taught by a dedicated and knowledgeable instructor.


Dec
18
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Bingo Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults meet and play Bingo together.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Ping Pong Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens play Ping Pong matches with one another.


Dec
18
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Family Movie Night

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for Family Movie Night!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Christmas Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids will make different types of Christmas ornaments.


Dec
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Reader's Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to join us for fun theater games and to perform adaptations of popular stories and books.


Jan
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Quilting: Our History Revealed through Threads with Geraldine Hazel

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Quilting is a visual aid to historical events. Come and learn about the African-American experience, from the Underground Railroad to the life of Martin Luther King Jr. as expressed through quilting.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time and Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Adults Bingo Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Play the world's friendliest Bingo game with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Pre-Teens and Teens Comic Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

With manga becoming more popular than ever, we take a look at some of the most popular series and recommend top choices for teens.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Comics Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to join us to discuss their favorite comics, get recommendations, and create their own comic art projects.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality"

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This dramatic presentation tells about the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative.


Feb
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

NY Aquarium: Discovering Coral Reefs

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join the STACKS Program for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats! Find out why corals and the reefs they form are important homes for fish and many other aquatic animals. Discover the diversity of life on the reef as we investigate bio-facts, meet a live reef animal, and learn about how animals live and grow in this underwater habitat.


Feb
14
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Blind Date with a Book

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

As part of Broken Heart week, we'll have secret, wrapped books available for teens and adults to take out on a "blind date" all month long beginning February 1. Rate your date with our special ratings card and enter a raffle by February 14 for a special Broken Heart week prize!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The South Hollis Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers
  • 6 laptops (Teens and Children only) with a wireless internet connection
  • Customers can bring their own laptops to access out wireless connection.
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

image

image

image

image


International Language Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish (books and CDs only)

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
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
Blanche Community Program. DDC #1
109-60 202nd Street
Queens NY , 11412
Charles R. Drew DDC
109-45 207th St.
Queens NY , 11429
Elishama Children’s Prep School
206-18 Hollis Avenue
Queens NY , 11429
Step by Step Academy
11209 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Queens NY , 11429
Stepping Stone Pre-Sch.-Kindergarten (I-IV)
114-38 Frances Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11411
Early Childhood Institute
113-53 Springfield Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,

Community Board
Community Board #12
90-28 161 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
  

Fire Department
Engine 301, Ladder 150
91-02 197th Street
Queens NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital (Psychiatric)
87-37 Palermo Street|
Holliswood NY , 11423
phone: (800) 486-3005
fax: (718) 776-8181
Veterans Administration St. Albans Primary and Extended Care Center
179th St. and Linden Blvd.
St. Albans NY , 11425
phone: (718) 526-1000
 

Local Newspapers
Southeast Queens Press
174-15 Horance Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Daniel M. O’connell Playground
113th Avenue & 196th Avenue
Gladys Warren Triangle
between Hollis Ave, 104th Ave. & 194 St.
JHS 192 Playground
205th and Hollis Avenue
Liberty Triangle
Farmer's Boulevard & Liberty Avenue at 109th Road
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 P.O. Edward Byrne Avenue
Queens NY , 11423
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
 

Post Office
Holliswood Post Office
197-33 hillside Ave
Hollis NY , 11423-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 217-0927
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Blvd
Saint Albans NY , 11412-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 278-2956
 

Private / Parochial Schools
Merrick Academy
207-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
St. Joachim & Anne
218-26 105th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Incarnation School
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
St. Joseph's Parish Day School
217-55 100th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Montessori Progressive Learn
195-03 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,
St. Gerald's School
91st Avenue & 188 Street
Jamaica NY ,

Public Elementary Schools
PS 136 Roy Wilkins
201-15 115 Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-0040
fax: (718) 465-3939
PS 36 St. Albans School
191-90th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 36 Mini (Q836)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
Queens NY , 11412
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109th Road
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
fax: (718) 264-9178
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 233Q @ 827
203-02 109th Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-1000
fax: (718) 465-3939

Public High Schools
Humanities & Arts Magnet HS
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Law, Government and Community Service High School (Q 494)
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 192 Renaissance School
109-89 204th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
Pathways College Preparatory
109-89 204th St
St. Albans NY , 11412
 

Senior Centers
Police Athletic Senior Center
199-10 112th Avenue
Queens NY , 11412
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, 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

The community referred to as South Hollis is actually situated with the northern tip of the St. Albans community boundaries. However, it is called the South Hollis community because it is directly south of the Hollis. The South Hollis Branch opened its doors in 1974. The community of Hollis wherein the branch takes its name was founded in 1885 by Frederick Denton. Frederick Denton intended to name the community Woodhull in honor of General Woodhull captured by the British in1776. The name Hollis was picked to honor his place of birth in New Hampshire.

Hollis landscape gradually changed as trolley service was extended into the area in 1897. Middle class houses gradually appeared around Victorian homes. In 1921, Row house construction further changes the community’s infrastructure. By World War II the residents primarily commuted to work. Taking advantage of the nearby LI Rail Road service.

The ethnic transformation of the Hollis community occurred after 1955. South of the Long Island Rail Road (South Hollis) residents were eighty percent African-American and Latin American by 1980. In the last twenty years, people from the countries of Guyana, Haiti, China, India, Columbia and Jamaica added to the community’s ethnic mix.

Source:

Seyfried, Vincent. “Hollis.” Encyclopedia of New York City. Yale University Press, 1995: 551

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.