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Format: 2019-06-24

Get Out the Vote!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019 is Primary Election Day, and several Queens Public Library locations will serve as polling sites.

Queens residents will cast their votes at the Briarwood, Central, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Lefferts, Lefrak City, North Forest Park, Peninsula, Ridgewood, Seaside, St. Albans, and Woodside libraries, from 6AM to 9PM.

Is your library where you should vote? Please visit https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search or call 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3692) to confirm the correct location for you to vote in your neighborhood!

Astoria Library Closed June 24-27


Astoria Library, located at 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, will be closed from Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27 for infrastructure assessment work.

We expect the library to reopen on Friday, June 28.

During the closure, you can also visit the following nearby libraries: Long Island City, Broadway, and Woodside.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to make improvements to our libraries.

Post Your Note for Libraries!


What does your library mean to you?

Libraries make NYC stronger. They empower every New Yorker to find success by providing resources, knowledge, and opportunity—all for free.

Show your support for libraries to our City's leaders: visit http://notes.investinlibraries.org and post your digital sticky note now!



All Queens Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Public Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos!



Cambria Heights Library, located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard, is closed on Friday, May 10 for emergency maintenance.

Please view our Hours and Locations page for other nearby libraries. We apologize for any inconvenience.