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Format: 2014-08-31

Rosedale Library Temporarily Closed for Renovations


Queens Library at 144-20 243rd Street in Rosedale is temporarily closed for renovations. It is expected to re-open to customer service in early fall.

During the temporary closure, the Mobile Library will be providing limited service on Wednesdays from 8:30 - 5. Library customers are also invited to use any other Queens Library location or to visit www.queenslibrary.org.

Arverne Library Has Re-Opened


Queens Library at 312 Beach 54 Street has been rebuilt and re-opened for public service on March 18. More good news: the modular building that has been temporarily in service during the rebuilding will remain in place and temporarily house an Adult Learning Center, offering a full menu of adult education and job skills services.

A grand opening celebration will be held on Friday, April 18 at 11 am. Everyone is invited!

A Message to Customers and Staff


Queens Library would like to take this opportunity to update our library customers and staff on facts concerning the renovations at Central Library, and the compensation of our President and CEO. Queens Library is one of the most highly used and valuable resources in Queens, and we take our responsibility to provide world-class, life-changing library services very seriously.

Please read the facts.

Queens Library at Seaside Re-Opening


Queens Library at Seaside, at 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Rockaway Park, will be open for public service as of Monday, October 28, 2013.

The library was temporarily closed while damage caused by Superstorm Sandy was repaired.

Sandy Libraries

Update on Shorefront Libraries: New Services and Rebuilding Libraries


     We are approaching the anniversary of the landing of Superstorm Sandy on our shores. Queens Library has been working hard to help the communities in the Rockaways rebuild, while continuing to provide the educational and informational support that you value. We are here for homework help, job skills training, education for adults and children, ESOL classes, and so much more, to provide the resources needed for learning, personal growth and business development.

     I want to update you on the status of rebuilding the storm-damaged libraries, and also tell you about some new enhancements. We have come a long way, and expect to be see all the waterfront community libraries as good as new very soon.

Where? What?  When?
Queens Library at Seaside,
116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park
The library is back and serving the public. Re-opened!
Queens Library at Arverne, 312 Beach 54 Street. The temporary library is serving the community with programs, classes, job search help, homework assistance and more. It will re-open in March 2014. Re-opening March 18, 2014
Queens Library at Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach This library requires extensive re-building due to storm damage. Design is nearly complete. A modular building is on site for lending materials and for computer access. Re-opening is expected by the end of 2014.
NEW SERVICE! Queens Library at Far Rockaway, 1637 Central Avenue We welcome Workforce 1 to Queens Library! In addition to all the wonderful community library services you expect, Workforce 1 staff are offering connections to jobs that are right for you. All programs and services are free. Available right now!
NEW SERVICE! Queens Library at Far Rockaway, 1637 Central Avenue  “Single Stop” is coming, thanks to funding from the Robin Hood Foundation. Professional case managers will meet with customers to outline the benefits for which each family is eligible, such as food stamps, health insurance, child-care subsidies, tax credits, energy assistance, public assistance, and housing assistance. Through the Single Stop affiliated network, we will also be able to bring legal, financial and tax professionals to the Library.   Available November 2013.
NEW LIBRARY! Queens Library at Far Rockaway, 1637 Central Avenue The brand-new Queens Library at Far Rockaway is in final design. It will be well worth waiting for.   Coming 2016.


Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO
Queens Library