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South Hollis

It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for July 26 is The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be A Midsummer Night's Dream on Monday, August 1 at ...

Celebrate Eid at Queens Library!

In honor of Eid al-Fitr, Queens Library will be hosting a special event on Saturday, July 30 for the public to celebrate and learn more about the holiday.

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will greet and entertain our audience with cheerful songs, dances, homemade sweets, and henna painting.

We hope ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Enjoy Our Great Summer Programs!

The weather is heating up, and so is our programming.

Now, there's one place where you can get all the information you need about all the great free activities at Queens Library!

No matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to love at the library. This summer, kids and teens can enjoy free ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens 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 neighborhood library or ...

Jul
26
1:00PM

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1:15PM

Ping Pong Everyday

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Have fun playing ping pong everyday at the library!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading Fun and Activities. Kids will participate in Arts and Crafts, Movies, Games and Storytelling Program every day.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Belly Dancing 101: An Introduction

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Belly dancing, also known as "Raqs sharqi," is an ancient, mystical and healing dance form. Learn its fundamentals with Cashel Campbell. Space is limited. Participation is on a first come, first-served basis.


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Jul
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids hear stories, sing, and dance.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
4:00PM

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4:15PM

Pirate Radio with DJ Big Daddy Hubcaps

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come listen in to our in-house radio station! There will be music, interviews, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids create different summer crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
12:00PM

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12:15PM

Crunchy Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

If you want to spice up your life with fun books, our Crunchy Book Club is the place to be! Our first selection is "Confessions of a Wild Child" by Jackie Collins. Copies are available at the Reference Desk. Note: Adults only!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Kids Film

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids watch a children's movie

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids play different board games.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Chic Jewelry Making Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Melody Burns teaches participants how to make a wire-wrapped bracelet. Preregistration is required. There will be space for only 12 participants.


Aug
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids from Grades 4 - 8 can participate in the Spelling Bee.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


Aug
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Spelling Bee: Kids from 4th Grade to 8th Grade participate in a Spelling Bee Competition!


Sep
14
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids participate in a Spelling Bee Competition.

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 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.

 

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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
VACANT
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 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.