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Format: 2018-07-21

Woodside Library Reopens on Saturday


Woodside Community Library will reopen on Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 am. Mobile library service will continue this Wednesday, January 31 and Friday, February 2. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you back. 

QL President Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Congratulations to Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, who received a “50 Over Fifty” Lifetime Achievement Award on January 29 from City & State New York!

City & State’s "50 Over Fifty" list honors some of the most distinguished public servants in New York City who have committed decades of their life to making our city a better place.

“People come through [the doors of Queens Library] and leave more informed,” President Walcott told City and State. “We provide a safe haven for individuals escaping the madness of the day or who need a place where they feel safe and comfortable, and that to me is what public service is about."

Update on Woodside Library


We would like to inform the public that repairs to the flooring at Woodside Community Library began Thursday, January 25.

We expect the work will be completed in a week, and will set a reopening date pending the results of precautionary air quality testing.

Hunters Point Mobile Library Returns


The mobile library has been repaired and mobile library service for the Hunters Point area will resume on Sunday, January 28. Thank you for your patience.

Kids: Take the Leap with Poetry!


Our students in this Newtown Literary creative writing workshop for kids ages 8-12 will take a literary leap and learn about imaginative and effective descriptions in poetry using simile and metaphor.

Then, using prompts and exercises to further examine the relationships between words and ideas, our students will craft poems that stand on their own and carry the reader’s imagination and attention!

Register for This Workshop

Saturday, January 27
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jackson Heights Community Library