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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for the New Americans Program 40th Anniversary Celebration, our Planning for Pregnancy Conference, Native American Heritage Month events, Justice League Day, an author talk with Dr. William Loren Katz, a poetry reading with Vijay R. Nathan, spelling bees, book discussion groups, computer coding classes, ...

Celebrate 40 Years of the New Americans Program!

Since 1977, Queens Library's New Americans Program (NAP) has helped thousands of immigrants, new Americans, and prospective citizens integrate into American society and share their cultures with the greater community of Queens.

Come join the festivities on Sunday, November 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Flushing ...

Planning for Pregnancy Conference

If you're pregnant, considering parenthood, or even considering expanding your family, this free conference at Central Library on Sunday, November 19 at 12 p.m. is for you!

Join us for a day of pregnancy-related lectures, panel discussions, and more. All types of families are welcome, and you ...

It's National Novel Writing Month!

It's that time of year again!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, movies, arts and crafts, and even a recipe swap!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

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 ...

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 ...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us at Queens Library as we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Our special events include author talks, film screenings, historical lectures, arts and crafts for kids, and much more.

Help us honor the history and customs of First ...

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 ...

Nov
20
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocaburary and grammar will be covered in this 10 weeks program.


Nov
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice gentle, restorative yoga with certified instructor Mirelle Netelle.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Learn English With The Computer!

Location: Woodside
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.

Join us for a class where you'll use a computer to learn English! Participants will work in groups.

WoodsideMon, Nov 27, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideThu, Nov 30, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideMon, Dec 4, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideThu, Dec 7, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideMon, Dec 11, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideThu, Dec 14, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM

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Nov
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

New York Cares Presents: Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Baby & Me

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-1 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs and free play.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Tai Chi

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice together with Mirelle Netelle beginner's Tai Chi for health and well-being: five elements qigong, sequences of Tai Chi forms, and 'push-hands.'

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Story Time

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and movement. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. Please pick up a ticket at the children's librarian desk prior to the program.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-1 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs and movement. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. Please pick up a ticket at the children's librarian desk prior to the program.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Karaoke

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy your day off school by coming in to sing your favorite pop songs!


Nov
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Club with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

New York Cares offers Chess lessons for beginners, and an opportunity for experienced players to get in the games.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
24
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Dodgeball!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come join Joel for dodgeball and other fun physical games! Perfect for working out your stress after the school week is over! For kids, tweens and teens.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
25
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come catch a movie matinee with us! We'll see everything from recent releases to classics, comedies to film noir, with a spooky flick or two in October!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving: Floral Arrangements with Anna Kao

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging.


Nov
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Fashion Class - A Fashion and Sewing Program

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the art of hand sewing in this fashion course for teens! Teens will learn how to thread a needle, perform various stitches, and become proficient in different techniques. Registration is required.


Nov
29
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Balsoma: Balance Through Rhythm

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Balsoma is a rhythmic approach to self-exploration through movement and music. It also focuses on body-mind connections as a way of tapping into our internal strength. Please wear shoes and clothing that are comfortable for low-impact physical activity and feel free to bring water.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
12:30PM

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2:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice & improve your English skills during the fall.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
2:30PM

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3:45PM

A Holiday Celebration with Lois Bruno

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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Lois Bruno invites the entire family to bring their holiday spirit as we celebrate this season with such memorable selection as White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Let It Snow, and many more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
6:00PM

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7:00PM

NYC Neighborhood Library Awards Community Celebration

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Woodside's recent win at the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be provided (first-come, first-served).


Dec
1
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Escape the Library!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come join us at this special after-hours event, and try to escape the library by solving puzzles, finding clues and using your wits! For teens and tweens. Space is limited - please come by the library or call to register.


Dec
1
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Woodside's recent win at the NYC Neighborhood Library awards with a special, after-hours pajama storytime! For kids and their caregivers. Pajamas encouraged, but not necessary!


Dec
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Babywearing Education

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Do you have a baby carrier you've been meaning to use, but feel overwhelmed every time you try? Are you familiar with babywearing safety? Babywearing International of NYC's team of volunteer babywearing educators are here to help! Explore our baby carrier lending and teaching library, or bring your own carrier from home, to get hands-on support.

All caregivers are welcome. Meetings are baby, toddler, and older child-friendly.


Dec
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Understanding and Managing your Credit-- In Nepali

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Understanding and Managing your Credit:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to get and obtain your credit report
• How to dispute discrepancies on your credit report


Dec
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Movie

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Start off winter recess with a movie!


Dec
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Kids Games

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy your winter break by playing games at Woodside!


Dec
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Kids Karaoke

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

What better way to enjoy your winter break than by singing with your friends at the library?


Dec
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Kids Crafts

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Keep busy during spring break by joining us at the library for crafts.


Feb
5
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "Cymbeline"

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Cymbeline". A evil stepmother, a wicked stepbrother, and a father, King Cymbeline, who is no help at all are giving the Princess a rough time. Add in a lover who believes her to be unfaithful and Imogen has to take matters into her own hands.


Feb
10
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Creative Writing with "Citizen": Writing about Racism through Emotion and Image

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In "Citizen: An American Lyric", Claudia Rankine explores the large and small ways racism impacts people of color every day of their lives. In this workshop, led by Nancy Agabian, all are welcome to write about the emotions that come from experiencing and witnessing racism, in and outside of ourselves, on the street, in our workplaces and schools, on TV, and in sports arenas. This program is part of the Big Read in partnership with St. John's University


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Woodside Community Library has:

  • 16 Public Computers
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

     

 

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International Language Collections at the Woodside Community Library include:

  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Woodside Community Library include:

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Audio Books
  • Large Print
  • Graphic Novels
  • Careers
  • Classical Music
  • Periodicals
  • Rotating Language Collection

 


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

Child Care / Preschools
Bright Beginnings
49-22 30th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 777-6664
Maspeth Town Hall PS 229
67-25 51st Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
NYCHA Woodside Community Center
50-19 Broadway
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-0771 Rainbow Christian
Rainbow Christian Pre-School & Kindergarten
72-01 43rd Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 335-3361
Rainbowland Nursery School
39-60 54th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 899-7590
Sports & Arts in School Foundation IS 125
46-02 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 752-9210
YMCA Virtual Y P.S. 229
67-25 51st Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 392-7932
Woodside Children’s Center
50-37 Broadway
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-278-3616
Woodside’s Montessori
39-04 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 205-7570
Towers Play-N-Learn
60-10A 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 478-3885
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 2
43-22 50th Street
Woodside New York , 11377
phone: (718) 533-8773
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Child Guidance Center
60-02 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-651-7770 ext. 202
fax: (718)-651-5029
Woodside on the Move
39-42 59th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 476-8449
fax: (718) 476-6946
Anoroc Democratic Club
45-25 47th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-2193
VFW Post 2813
51-27 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 335-0700
Catholic War Veterans Post 870
39-46 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 476-8539
Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside
45-25 47th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-2468
United Forties Civic Association
45th Street and 50th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (917) 650-7776
Sunnyside/Woodside Lions Club
42-09 47th Avenue 1B)
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-8437
 

Fire Department
Engine 325 / Ladder 163
41-24 51st Street
Woodside NY , 11377
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
Queens Blvd Ext Care Facility
61 - 11 Queens Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 205-0288
Family Health Center
57-18 Woodside Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 898-9494
fax: (718) 898-5023
Western Queens Alcoholism Center
62-07 Woodside Avenue
NY , phone: (718) 898-5085
Woodside Clinic
67-14 41st Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 458-4243
fax: (718)-458-4481
 

Local Newspapers
Woodside Herald
43-11 Greenpoint Avenue
Sunnyside NY , 11104
phone: (718) 729-3772
fax: (718) 729-8614
Woodside times

Parks and Playgrounds
Bush Park
61st Street, N/S Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Dough Boy Park
Woodside Ave, Between 54th and 56th Street
Windmuller Park
52nd to 54th Street, Woodside Ave, 39th Road, 39th
Brig Gen Jos T. Hart Memorial Playground
65th to 69th Streets, 37th Avenue, Broadway
Carl R Sohncke Square
Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside Avenue, 58th Street
Winfield Plaza
Woodside Avenue, E/S Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Woodside Park
Roosevelt Avenue, 60th Street, Woodside Avenue
  

Police Department
108th Precinct
5-47 50th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 784 -5411
  

Post Office
Woodside Station
39-25 61st Street
Woodside NY , 11377-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Sebastian (PK-8)
39-76 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-1982
Razi School (PK-12)
55-11 Queens Blvd
Wodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-4700
St. Illuminator's Armenian Day (PK-6)
69-23 47th Ave
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 478-4073
Greater New York Academy
41-32 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-1752
ABC Child Care
66-26 Laurel Hill Boulevard
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 672-2292
B V M Help Of Christians School (PK-8)
70-20 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-8042
Corpus Christi School (PK-8)
31-29 60th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 721-2484
Greater Ny Sda Academy (9-12)
41-32 58th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-1752
Jackson Heights School Sda (K-8)
72-25 Woodside Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 426-5729
St Teresa School (PK-8)
50-15 44th Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 784-0178
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan (K-6)
54-25 Skillman Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)-779-2090
fax: (718) 458-6362
P.S. 012 James B. Colgate (K-5)
42-00 72nd Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 424-5905
fax: (718) 424-0207
P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter School
50-05 31 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718)728-2676
fax: (718) 545-2028(718) 545-2028
P.S. 152 Gwendoline Alleyne (K-6)
33-52 62nd Street
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 429-3141
fax: (718) 779-7532
P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan (PK-7)
67-25 51 Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
fax: (718) 672-3117
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 125 Thomas J. McCann (5-8)
46-02 47 Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 937-0320
fax: (718) 361-2451
  

Senior Centers
Woodside Senior Center
50 - 37 Newtown Road Building 19
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 932-6916
Woodside Senior Assistance Program
61-20 Woodside Ave
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 779-1234
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Brian Barnwell
BarnwellB@nyassembly.gov
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 921
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4755
fax: (518) 455-5032
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
Gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Woodside is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Queens. Although it was inhabited by European settlers in the early years, it did not grow substantially until the 1800s because it was a dangerous and isolated area of snake-infested swamps and wolf-inhabited woods. In the1860’s, the first developers, Benjamin W. Hitchcock and John Andrew Kelly, moved in and the Community of Woodside was formed. Kelly built a home that he called “Woodside” after the nearby forests. The name also became popular from a series of newspaper articles he wrote from his home. In 1869, more than one thousand lots were laid out by Benjamin Hitchcock, generating the first massive building of the new village Woodside.

The completion of the Queensboro Bridge and subway tracks allowed more people to migrate into Woodside and the population reached 6000 by 1910. Eventually the city of New York and other developers began building in the area to accommodate the influx of people. Woodside has since grown as a mixed residential, commercial, and manufacturing suburb for working class people.

Public library service didn’t arrive in Woodside until 1908 when the Woodside Improvement Association succeeded in converting Mr. H. Wikters’ General Store into a public library, known as a “traveling library station”. On June 19, 1910, the city-funded branch library opened to the public with Anna Burns as librarian. The library was housed on the first floor of a two-story frame building on the southwest corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 58th Street. During World War I, the library served as a community activity center. The branch later temporarily relocated to a newly built store at 59-12 Woodside Avenue until 1932 when it moved to its permanent location on the southwest corner of 55th Street and Skillman Avenue. In 1963, after the building underwent extensive renovation and rehabilitation, it reopened to the public with a new entrance on Skillman Avenue. The branch building was again updated in 1999, improving access to the building for those with disabilities. The Woodside Community Library primarily serves the area bounded by Northern Boulevard to the north, Maurice Ave to the south, 50th St. to the east, and Brooklyn–Queens Expressway to the west. Among the residents of Woodside, most are immigrants. Chinese immigrants are the largest group. Ecuadorians are the second largest group. Koreans, Colombians, Bangladesh, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Guyanese, Peruvians and Irish are also well represented in Woodside.

More information about the Woodside community is available from the following sources:

Woodside at a glance:www.maxhome.netfirms.com/

Woodside: a tour through the past, present, and culture of a historic urban community:http://users.bestweb.net/~brouwer/

Catherine Gregory: Woodside, Queens County, New York : a historical perspective, 1652-1994.

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.