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Format: 2015-11-26

Expanding Hours of Service!


Thanks to an historic investment in libraries by Mayor de Blasio and the NY City Council, Queens Library will be expanding its hours of service as of the week of Nov. 15, 2015. The new schedule is here.

Every library in every community will be open at least six days a week! That means there will be more opportunities to take advantage of all the great programs and services Queens Library offers. They include more story times for our youngest library users, new Saturday classes for adults working towards their high school  diplomas, more time to use library computers or borrow a tablet to take home, more chances to grab the latest best seller. Watch for information about special celebrations in the coming weeks. 

Queens Library joins the community in thanking Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras, Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, Subcommittee Chair Andy King and the whole City Council for investing in all New Yorkers by investing in libraries.

Holiday Closing


All Queens Library locations will be CLOSED on Thursday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular service hours will resume on Friday, Nov. 27. 

Feel free to download e-books and music and stream videos here at any time, even when the library is closed.

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday, a national day of philanthropy. Please help the Queens Library Foundation inspire 40,000 children. Click here to find out more.  

Personal Reading Suggestions


Queens Library introduces BookMark, a free new service that offers personal reading suggestions, just for you, based on books you have previously read and loved. Click here to get started.

Elder law seminars

Spring Elder Law Seminars


Learn more about planning for your retirement and financial future. Attend an Elder Law Seminar (free of charge), where you can learn valuable information on how you can make plans for the future that will benefit you and those you love. Seminars will run from mid-April through early-June.

Click here for a complete list of locations, dates and times. 

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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.