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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for author talks with great writers, including Philip Selvaggio, Tenaria Drummond Smith, Kenneth Womack, and Hugh Wyatt, plus our Welcome Events for kids and teens, DIY Halloween Costumes, writing workshops, a Library Internet HotSpot Lending Event, art classes, an open mic, movies, concerts, and much more! We hope to ...

Fine Forgiveness for Kids and Teens!

Libraries help kids and teens succeed in school and in life.

That’s why Queens Library, The New York Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library are pleased to announce a one-time fine amnesty for youth.

For one time only, on Thursday, October 19, we are forgiving ALL fines on ALL kids’ & teens’ ...

Queens Library Celebrates the National Book Awards!

The National Book Awards will be announced on November 15, 2017, and Queens Library is celebrating!

Join the fun by entering our sweepstakes for your chance to win a National Book Award book bundle—one copy of each of the winning titles.

You can also visit Elmhurst Community Library, virtually or in ...

Halloween at Queens Library!

Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Queens?

Get into the spooky holiday spirit all month long at the Library!

Create your own costume, share your scary stories, watch some classic movies, walk through the Haunted Hallway of Horrors, and so much more! There’s plenty of tricks-or-treats for ...

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 ...

Meet the 2017 Summer Poetry Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem to Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest!

We welcomed hundreds of poets from all over New York State to submit an original poem reflecting the 2017 Summer Reading theme of “Build a Better World."

Join us at our awards ceremony on Saturday, November 4 at 11 ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

Oct
23
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Movie Matinee: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed. 2017 release.


Oct
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

St. Albans Welcomes Kids & Teens: Lanyard Craft

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make a pen/pencil grip using a lanyard.


Oct
24
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Adults / Senior Bingo

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us every other week on Tuesdays and Fridays for a little competition and maybe win a prize playing bingo with other adults.


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Oct
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Family Picture Book Time

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, stories, and related crafts, helping children develop important literacy skills.


Oct
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba with Susy

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor Susy Bustamante leads a four-session fitness class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Adult Gamers

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Every other Tuesday and Friday all players of various Wii and games, will meet and play together all are welcome!


Oct
28
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Paint Yourself Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us for our 3rd Annual Sipping with Circles and Shapes with Ms. Barfield. Pre-registration is required to attend this event.


Oct
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Flicks: Book vs. Movie: "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Read the classic story "The Big Sleep". Join us for a viewing of the movie and a comparison discussion afterwards.


Nov
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stay Safe: Get the Facts

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Do you know what to do if...
• You think your friend is in danger?
• Someone is making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe?
• You are being bullied?
Come get the answers to these questions and more from Detective Tanya Duhaney of the 113th Precinct, Community Affairs Department of the NYPD. Learn ways that you can help keep your friends and yourself safe. All are welcome.


Nov
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kid's Board Game Day

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Come and play various board games!


Nov
4
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Movie Saturday @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays as we view the latest & hottest new releases. This month we will be viewing : "Wonder Woman" & "All Eyez on Me".

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Keep Calm and Color On: Adult Coloring

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays for a morning of relaxing coloring. All supplies will be provided. Welcome to bring your own.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Mother & Daughter Book Club: "Jada Jones: Class Act"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

The nominations are in, and Jada is officially a student council candidate! She even gets to run against her friend Miles in the election, But it isn't long before Jada's classmates starting pressuring her to make promises she can't keep. And when rumors spread about her secret fear of public speaking she isn't sure who she can trust. Could winning votes mean losing a friendship?


Nov
7
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Adult/Senior Bingo

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Tuesdays for a little competition and maybe win a prize playing Bingo.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Family Picture Book Time

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, stories, and related crafts, helping children develop important literacy skills.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

What is childhood asthma? How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


Nov
17
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Thanksgiving Craft

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Make a Thanksgiving-themed craft to celebrate the holiday.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheng teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Nov
25
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Family Movie Day @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturday's for the latest & hottest new releases. This month we will be showing: "The Emoji Movie" @ 10:00 a.m. & "Descendants 2" @ 2:00p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Christmas Movie Matinee: "Believe"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

A man considers selling his family business when the economy sours, despite the fact that doing so would mean canceling the town's beloved Annual Christmas pageant.


Dec
9
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Adult Coloring: Keep Calm & Color On

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Coloring is great for relaxation. Come and join us on selected Saturdays for a colorful, stress-free morning. All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft for Kids

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays as we make new and exciting Christmas crafts. Recommended for children 8-12, whom must be accompanied with an adult.


Dec
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Saturday at St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays as we view the latest and hottest new movie releases. This month we will be showing "Spiderman - Homecoming".


Dec
11
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Christmas Movie Matinee: "Almost Christmas"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

A beloved patriarch asks his family for one gift this holiday season; he wishes for his family to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.


Dec
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Craft Hour: Ceramic Tile with Markers

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us as we learn how to decorate a plain ceramic tile into a piece of nice artwork for your home.


Dec
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

The Roz Brown Christmas Experience

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Roz Brown Christmas Experience as we celebrate the holidays with familiar favorites like “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and more.


Dec
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Family Christmas Movies

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for a day of enjoyable and fun Christmas movies.
"Polar Express" at 10:30 a.m. - A doubting 8-year-old is whisked to the North Pole on a magical train for a meeting with Santa.
"Arthur Christmas" at 2 p.m. - Santa's son must ensure the children of the world receive their presents by Christmas morning.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
23
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Wreath Coloring Christmas Craft for Kids

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Kids, don't have a wreath to hang on your door for Christmas? Drop in and color a wreath for Santa. Recommended for kids 8-12 years old. Must be accompanied with an adult.


Dec
30
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Movies at St. Albans : " Baby Driver"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.


Dec
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movies at St. Albans: "Girls Trip"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wide sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The St. Albans Community Library has:

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

  • 11 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 St. Albans Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the St. Albans Community Library include:

  • African American fiction and non-fiction
  • Caribbean fiction and non-fiction

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Jamaica NAACP Linden Day Care
189-26 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0400
Montessori Progressive Learning Center, Inc.
195-05 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 723-3967
Quick Start
118-46 Riverton Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0800
fax: (718) 527-7930
True Deliverance Christian Pre-School
188-15 Turin Drive
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0601
  

Community Board
Queens Community Board 12
90-28 161st Street,
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
fax: (718)739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
NAACP-Jamaica Branch
189-26 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 723-3653
Parent Leadership Institute, Alumni Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 120310
St. Albans NY , 11412-0310
phone: (718) 276-4263
fax: (718) 723-4993
St. Albans Civic Improvement Association
P.O. Box 120561
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (646) 373-6087
fax:

Fire Department
Engine 317 Ladder 165 Battalion 54
117-11 196th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle - East Queens Edition
Press of Southeast Queens

Parks and Playgrounds
St. Albans Memorial Park
Merrick Boulevard, 173 Place, Sayers Avenue
Roy Wilkins -- Southen Queens Park
Baisley & Merrick Boulevards, 115Avenue
Locust Manor Playground (PS 15)
192 Street, S/S 121 Avenue
Nautilus Playground
Merrick & Baisley Boulevards, 120 Avenue
  

Police Department
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (800) 275-8777 (718) 528-5026
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School (K-8)
171-10 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-1676
fax: (718) 291-7751
True Deliverance Christian School (K-5)
188-15 Turin Drive
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0601
 

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 15 Jackie Robinson School (K-5)
121-15 Lucas Street
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 525-1670
fax: (718) 723-7613
P.S. 36 The St. Albans School (K-5)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 723-6928
Riverton Street Charter School (K-3)
118-34 Riverton Street
St. Albans NY, 11412
phone: (866) 642-3676
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry School
190-20 109 Road
St. Albans NY, 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
  

Elected Officials

History

The colonial history of St. Albans is rather vague in as much as it wasn’t until about 1899 that it received its present name. A committee of residents selected the name St. Albans for the railroad station after the English village of the same name in Hertfordshire, England. It is known that it was an early farming community owned by the families of Nicolas Everitt, Benjamin Carpenter, and Everett Remsen.

The St. Albans Golf Club opened in 1919 along Merrick, Linden, and Baisley Boulevards. Addisleigh Park, a beautiful residential section was developed overlooking the golf course in 1926.

The post-war boom period, which followed 1920, unprecedented expansion in real estate was responsible for bringing in most of the residents who poured into the area. The creation of the government financing agency for home building in the 1930’s caused another spurt in real estate activity. The sale of the 100-acre St. Albans Golf Club to a building organization in the 1930s for a housing development did not materialize. The U.S. government acquired the property and the Department of Defense built the St. Albans Naval Hospital. The buildings and grounds are an architectural asset to the community. When the hospital closed in 1974, the Veterans Administration converted the facility into an extended care center. Fifty-three acres were given to the City of New York in 1977 which developed the Roy Wilkins Park.

During the 1940s, the population became more ethnically diverse as Lena Horne, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Roy Campanella, and other prominent African-Americans moved into Addisleigh Park. By the early 1970s, St. Albans was considered an African American community; during the 1980s, immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the United Kingdom settled in the community.

Seyfried, Vincent, “St. Albans” The Encyclopedia of New York City, Yale University Press, 1995:1032-1033.

The Library in St. Albans has a unique history. Then, as now, community involvement has factored into the design and delivery of library services to the residents of St. Albans. On July 16th, 1918, the St. Albans Library was established as a small library called a village collection utilizing the services of volunteers. The Ladies Society and Red Cross workers spearheaded the project. The lending collection was housed in a small room in the Ladies Social Club building on Baisley Boulevard near Farmers Boulevard. Books were given out each week on Wednesdays.

The Library was taken over by Queens Borough Public Library in 1920 and also became a station collection the same year. The club house building was sold and the volunteer librarian relocated. The Library faced closure. The Mother’s Club of P.S. 36 came to the rescue. A small bunkhouse which looked like a “lunch wagon” was purchased and made into an attractive library. It was a small building on wheels. The use of a lot on a street very near the railroad station was donated by the owner. The building opened in January 1922. The wagon was used at this site for several years, until development in the area necessitated the moving of the wagon to a new location on Everitt Place where the lot was rent free.

In July 1931, the Library moved to a storefront at 187-10 Linden Boulevard and became a full-fledged branch.

On February 5, 1947, the library received a certificate of registration from the Board of Regents of the State of New York.

The building of the present site, 191-05 Linden Boulevard was erected in 1968. This facility was designed by an African-American architect, Frank Thompson. The city owned building was dedicated on March 10th, 1969.

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.