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Format: 2018-10-20

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.



Astoria Community Library, located at 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, will be closed on Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6 for emergency maintenance.

Customers are invited to use nearby community library locations.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Special Holiday Hours at Queens Library!


Four Queens Library locations—Bayside, Flushing, Long Island City, and Central Library in Jamaica—will be open on Wednesday, July 4 from 10AM to 5PM.

Core library services (not including programs) will be available at these locations, and they will also serve as Cooling Centers for our customers.

These branches will be the only Queens Library locations open on July 4; all other library locations will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Learn More