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Format: 2018-12-14



Laurelton Community Library, located at 134-26 225 Street, will be closed for the rest of the day on Friday, July 20 for emergency maintenance.

Customers are invited to use nearby community library locations.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Beat The Heat at Queens Library!


During high temperatures in New York City, cooling centers are places where you can enjoy air-conditioned comfort. They are free and open to the public.

Every Queens Library location* is an official NYC Cooling Center. Please visit us if you need to beat the heat! You can find your nearest community library at queenslibrary.org/ql_findabranch.

* Our Richmond Hill location, at 118-14 Hillside Avenue, currently cannot serve as a Cooling Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Special Sunday Hours at Central Library


On Sunday, July 15, Central Library will open one hour early, at 11 a.m., to screen the 2018 World Cup Final for our customers!

2018 World Cup Final
France vs. Croatia
Sunday, July 15 at 11 a.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Central Library will also screen the third-place match between Belgium and England on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

Delayed Opening at East Flushing Library


East Flushing Community Library, at 196-36 Northern Boulevard, will have a delayed opening on Thursday, July 12 due to an operational issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.



We’re happy to announce that Bellerose Community Library, located at 250-06 Hillside Avenue, has reopened to the public for normal service starting Monday, July 9 at 12 p.m.

Thank you to the community and to our customers for their patience during our recent renovations.