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Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Join us as at Central Library as we celebrate L. Frank Baum's timeless classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


Travel down the yellow brick road during the month of August.and visit our display of 1st edition original books and vintage memorabilia. Or attend a film screening:

"The ...

Eight Books to Read if You Loved The Giver

If you can't get enough of Lois Lowry's popular novel The Giver (read and re-read the book, seen the movie multiple times) Christine Scheper, Children’s Materials Specialist, thinks you'll love these eight young adult titles, as well.

Check them out today! 

#Feed, ...


Queens resident David Ezra Stein is an author-illustrator whose previous books include "LEAVES", winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. His most recent children's picture book, "I'm My Own Dog", was just released this month. If you've ever had a dog in your life, you will definitely relate to ...

Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business

Announcing the 9th Annual StartUP Queens Business Plan Competition!

Get the Tools You Need to Launch Your Own Business and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding. Find out how to enter here.

New Arrivals in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale  un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

Bajo la misma estrella
By John Green

 Emotiva, irónica y afilada. Una novela teñida de humor y de tragedia que habla de nuestra capacidad para soñar incluso en las ...

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Find books, videos, events, download e-books and music, request library materials, all from your mobile.

Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

There are no programs scheduled here at this time. Please check our Programs page for our other locations and programs you might be interested in attending.

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensbridge Community Library has:

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

Queens Library Internet Policy Guidelines for Public Use.









International Language Collections at the Queensbridge Community Library include:

  • Spanish

What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Queensbridge Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at By apptmt only or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.

Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
phone: (718) 784-2092
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718)786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368

Community Organizations & Services
Jacob Riis Settlement
10-25 41 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-7447
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY , phone: (718) 937-1093

Fire Department
Engine 206
11-16 35th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Astoria NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000

Local Newspapers

Parks and Playgrounds
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River

Police Department
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 111
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
P.S. 112
25-05 37 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-6594

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
Aviation Career & Technical H.S.
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)361-2032

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 1106

Elected Officials
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Hon. Bill de Blasio


The Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City were the largest public housing development in the United States. It provides homes for more than 3000 families. Five of the six super-blocks were completed by October 25th 1940 and as rapidly as additional buildings became ready occupancy families were moved in.

The development, which covers 62 acres, is bounded by 40th avenue, 21st avenue, the East River, and Bridge Plaza North in Long Island City. A 15-acre park, developed by the New York City Park Department, was also included. Originally estimated to cost over $16,000,000 the cost was cut to an estimated $13,936,686. Development included 600 more apartments that have been planned originally.

Queensbridge Branch is one of the smallest of the branches in the Queens Public Library system. It is uniquely located in the center of a development that once was the largest Federal Housing Project in the nation. Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia attended the opening on October 26, 1939. Queensbridge has been in operation as a branch since 1948.