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Windsor Park

East Elmhurst Library Grand Reopening!

After a major renovation, East Elmhurst Library is reopening! Join us for our Grand Reopening on Friday, June 28 and come to our Community Day, Saturday, June 29!

The renovated library includes 4,300 additional square feet, a new meeting room, an interior courtyard, and a new teen space with ...

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Let's Make Some Noise for LGBTQ Pride!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month—and we’re excited to offer programs and special events ranging from silent dance parties and pop-up tabling for teens to Ask Me Anything panels and a resource fair.

Queens Public Library will also be at the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30—come out to see us and share your support ...

Immigrant Heritage Month: Bring Your Story!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with our Bring Your Story events and activities!

More than one million immigrants live in Queens, and we want to know your story. Visit your library to map your story using our special map and string and show where you or your family have journeyed ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for FREE—and make ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public 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 ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Let Yourself Be Bored

Jessie Sima’s grandfather took her to the library when he was watching her while her parents were at work. “It was nice to have a place to spend time where we weren’t pressured to buy anything and where no one minded if we stayed for hours,” she says.

Sima enjoyed browsing the library and learned the ...

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Jun
27
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn basic Mandarin Chinese with Ms. Jenney.


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Computer Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us to learn the beginnings of computer coding. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.


Jun
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writers' Group

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

We meet to share and discuss each other's writing.


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Jun
28
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Class

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.


Jun
28
12:00PM

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2:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.


Jun
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Saturday Storytime

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (infants to 5-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays.


Jul
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for July is "Lost Roses" by Martha Hall Kelly; the book for August is "Sold on a Monday" by Kristina McMorris.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Children Knit & Crochet

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 can learn how to knit or crochet!
*Families will be responsible for bringing the following items:
For Crocheting: Crochet Hook - Size G or H
For Knitting: Knitting Needles - Size 7, 8, or 9

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Origami 101

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn how to do a fun origami project for ages 8-12.


Jul
3
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basics Computer: One-on-One Sessions

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a one-on-one session. Get comfortable using a mouse, keyboard, and social media, uploading, downloading, and adding an attachment or saving and printing your document.
To register, please call (718) 368-8300.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Summer Reading: Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and parachute play!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Toddler Time & Craft

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, animal puppets, and parachute fun! For the summer, we'll include a simple craft that you can do with your child.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays we will show the following movies:
7/3: "The Upside" (2017, PG-13)
7/10: "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018, PG -13)
7/17: "Operation Finale" (2018, PG-13)
7/24: "A Star is Born" (2018, R)
7/31: "A Dog's Way Home" (2019, PG)
8/7: "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019, NC-17)
8/14: "On the Basis of Sex" (2019, PG-13)
8/21: "Pride and Prejudice" (2005, PG)
8/28: "Ben Is Back" (2018, NC-17)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 can join us to complete an arts & crafts activity. Here is what we'll be working on:
July 3rd: Lacing Constellations
July 10th: Alien Invasion!
July 17th: Duct Tape Wallet
July 24th: Puffy Paint
July 31st: Aliens from Outer Space
August 7th: Popsicle Craft
August 14th: Tie-Dye Your T-shirt (Children will need to bring in a cotton t-shirt)
August 21st: Decorate a Picture Frame

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join the English Conversation Group at Windsor Park Community Library. Registration is not required; just walk-in.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Please bring your own Scrabble set, and enjoy the game with your new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading: A Movie & Popcorn for Kids!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a Friday afternoon watching a good movie and enjoying a snack. Feel free to bring along a drink for your child to enjoy. The following is our movie schedule:

7/5: "Lego Movie 2" (2019, PG)
7/12: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (2019, PG)
7/19: "Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, PG)
7/26: "Trolls" (2016, PG)
8/2: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018, PG)
8/9: "Emoji Movie" (2017, PG)
8/16: "Despicable Me 3" (2017, PG)
8/23: "Wonder Park" (2019, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Saturday STEM

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 7-12 are invited to join us for some Saturday STEM fun! Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Computer Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us to learn the beginnings of computer coding. This program is by registration only. Please call Windsor Park Library for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Drama Time with Miss Adrianne

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 can join Miss Adrianne, our children's librarian, in performing some fun, short plays/skits.


Jul
11
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten: Advanced Class

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

During this five-week course, our adults will continue using Dialogic Reading Techniques that they have learned in the first course, while our children will learn more about shapes and letters. This course is only available to families who have attended and "graduated" from our eight-week Kickoff to Kindegarten course. Registration is done by contacting Miss Adrianne, our children's librarian and our Kickoff to Kindergarten: Advanced Class teacher here at our library.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Lego & Board Games Fun!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12, join us for some summer fun playing board games or building with LEGOs!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for July will be "The Weight of Ink" by Rachel Kadish; the book for August will be "Circe" by Madeline Miller. Please come and get your copy.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Chess for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to play chess with other children. There will be an instructor for beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Watercolor Class

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Ages 7-12, learn to work with watercolor and complete a painting.


Jul
18
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Writers' Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

We meet to share and discuss our writing.

Windsor ParkThu, Jul 25, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
Windsor ParkThu, Aug 15, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
Windsor ParkThu, Aug 22, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
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Jul
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Author Visit: Caitlin McDonagh ("The ABCs of What I Can Be")

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children and parents can join us for an author visit with Caitlin McDonagh, the author-illustrator of "The ABCs of What I Can Be." Caitlin will talk about the creation of her picture book, and will even lead our children through a simple craft activity. Please join us!


Jul
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Drawing with Sherry

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 can learn the basics of drawing with Miss Sherry! You will leave having completed a simple pencil drawing.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Dungeons & Dragons Adventures

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We invite you to join Dungeons & Dragons Adventures (a fantasy role-playing game). This is a paper and pen role-playing game using 5th edition rules. Newcomers are welcome and you will be taught how to create a character and how to play the game. Veteran players and game masters, you are also welcome to use our room for your own campaign. This program is for 16 years old and up.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Youth Public Speaking Workshop

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children and teens (ages 8-13) can join us for two sessions to learn how to improve and develop their public speaking skills while building their self-confidence. Our young people will be taught by Ms. Letitea Archer, a noted teacher/facilitator in the art of public speaking. Our children/teens can practice their public speaking skills in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Party

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading program here at the Windsor Park Library!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


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
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
BGrodenchik@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.