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What's Your Big Idea for NYC's Future?


Every four years, New York City updates PlaNYC to make sure that they are building toward a future that's resilient, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers.

This year, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making equity a lynchpin of PlaNYC -- and they have made the process more inclusive than ever before. Every New Yorker has a voice in this plan and can participate in building our city's future.

Please take a moment to take the survey.

Your idea could be about anything: from the environment to jobs to education to affordable housing to transportation. HINT: If keeping libraries open more hours is a priority for you, this is a great place to speak up. 


Mayor de Blasio Launches IDNYC


Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito were joined by NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Members Daniel Dromm and Peter Koo, Borough President Melinda Katz, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Queens Library Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey and dozens of partner organizations at the launch of the IDNYC municipal identification program at Queens Library at Flushing. Queens Library locations at Flushing and Central Library in Jamaica are enrollment centers. To make an appointment, please visit nyc.gov/idnyc or phone 311.

Free Writing Workshop for Teens!

Calling all teens: do you have a way with words?

Join Queens Library, Newtown Literary, and instructor Alex Radison and let your imagination run wild as you weave your very own stories.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn poetry and fiction writing techniques, meet other writers, and generate new work.

Learn More and Register

Saturday, January 21
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Community Library


All Queens Library locations will be closed on Saturday, December 24; Sunday, December 25; and Monday, December 26.

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

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


Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, located at 169-09 137 Avenue in Jamaica, will be closed until Monday, December 12 for emergency maintenance. Rochdale Village Library is still open for normal hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Customers are invited to use nearby community library locations; please visit queenslibrary.org/ql_findabranch.