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Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

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 second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Our New Music For September!

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 Leslie Odom Jr., blink-182, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, The Monkees, Maxwell, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, and ...

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 ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

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 ...

Sep
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of Family Movies
9/9 - Turkey Hollow
9/16 - Quackerz
9/30 - Alpha & Omega - The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave


Oct
1
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Princeton Review Practice SHSAT/ Parents Guide to the SHSAT

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Teens find out how you will score on a full length practice exam. You'll receive a personal score pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Parents find out more about the specialized high school admissions process while your child takes the exam. Registration is required either online at the community library.

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

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Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College Readiness Workshops

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

College Readiness Workshops
Topics: Notetaking
Study Skills
SAT Review

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

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Oct
7
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Pink Fridays @ St. Albans: 50 Shades of Pink

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the St. Albans Community is doing its part to honor this diseases's victims and fight against future occurrences. Join us on selected Fridays as we host several events from informative workshops to arts & crafts on Breast Cancer.

10/7 - 50 Shades of Pink. Drop in as we kick off our Pink Fridays . Come in and select from an array of pink nail polish to get you in a festive mood.
This event is open to kids, but must have parental permission!!!


Oct
8
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Color Yourself Pink: Adult Coloring

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join us for a relaxing morning of adult coloring. All materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own.


Oct
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

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


Oct
8
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Movie Saturdays @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for the hottest & latestet new releases. This month we will be showing "Now You See Me 2". The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.


Oct
14
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Pink Fridays @ St. Albans: Pink Wreath Making

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the St. Albans Community Library is doing its part to honor this disease's victims and fight against future occurrences. Join us on selected Friday's as we host several events from informative workshops to arts and crafts on Breast Cancer Awareness.
10/14 - Pink Wreath Making Craft


Oct
15
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Pink Saturdays @ St. Albans: Paint Yourself Pink with Mr. St. Fort

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month join us for our 2nd Annual Sipping with Circles & Shapes with Mr. St. Fort, and Paint Yourself Pink. Preregistration is required to attend this event.


Oct
17
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Book Discussion Group: "Here Comes the Sun"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

In “Here Comes the Sun,” Nicole Dennis-Benn has written the ultimate anti-beach novel. It may take place entirely in Montego Bay, but be not deceived: If you’ve come for palm trees and umbrella drinks, you’ve boarded the wrong plane.


Oct
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Pink Fridays @ St. Albans Community Library: Pink Bottle Wrapping

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the St. Albans Community Library is doing its part to honor this disease's victims and fight against future occurrences. 10/21 - Pink Bottle Wrapping - Don't know what to do with those extra wine bottles...well bring them in and we'll show you how to transform them into decorative works of art. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Recommended that you bring your own empty bottle.


Oct
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Interested in Foster Care or Adoption?

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Come learn more about what it means to be a foster or adoptive parent. What’s the process? What’s the commitment? Come get all your questions answered by experts from MercyFirst. All are welcome. Come start the conversation!


Nov
12
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Jazz, Pop, and Soul, from Marvin Gaye to Bruno Mars

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Singer/songwriter Edwin Vazquez and bass player James Grover perform memorable selections such as Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Me," John Legend's "All of Me," Bruno Mars's "Just the Way You Are," U2's "One Love" and Stevie Wonder's immortal "Superstition."


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.