Detailed Latest News and Press Releases

Format: 2018-06-24



All Queens Library locations will open on Thursday, March 22 at their regularly scheduled times.

We look forward to seeing you, and please stay safe.



All Queens Library locations will be CLOSED on Wednesday, March 21 due to the expected severe weather conditions.

Items with due dates of March 21 will now be due on Friday, March 23.

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

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you and please stay safe.

Whitestone Library To Close for Repairs


Whitestone Community Library, located at 151-10 14 Road, will close to the public on March 17 for approximately two weeks for interior repairs and abatement of asbestos tiles in preparation for a masonry construction project.

We expect Whitestone to reopen in the first week of April, and the masonry project will continue through July 2018.

During the two-week closure, you can visit the following nearby libraries: Bay Terrace, Poppenhusen, Auburndale, and Mitchell-Linden.

We apologize for any inconvenience during the construction process and appreciate your patience as we continue to work to make improvements to our libraries.

NYCitizenship Information Sessions


Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions to learn how to apply for citizenship easily; the benefits of becoming a citizen; and how to receive financial counseling.

Friday, March 9
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Astoria Community Library

14-01 Astoria Blvd.

Monday, March 12
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Flushing Community Library

41-17 Main Street



Our author event with Andrea Davis Pinkney on Wednesday, March 7 at South Jamaica Community Library has been cancelled due to the weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.