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Queens Library
New Americans Program


Also Known As:NAP
Address:89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica NY 11432
Telephone(s):718-990-0894
Fax:718-990-8626
E-mail:napref@queenslibrary.org
World Wide Web: http://www.queenslibrary.org/services/multilingual-services/new-americans-program


Description:

Serves primarily residents of Queens whose first language is other than English. Works closely with ethnic community organizations and branch libraries to assess local needs, link residents with existing neighborhood and systemwide library services, and create new services. Special services and programs include: coping skills programs in immigrant languages to facilitate immigrants' acculturation; basic computer classes in Spanish; cultural arts programs and performances; popular books and other materials in immigrant languages, including materials to help immigrants learn English; and an information and referral service.



Location information:

Coping skills and cultural arts programs are held in community libraries throughout Queens.


Hours:

Mon-Fri 9-5. Programs held afternoons/evenings/weekends.


Eligibility Requirements:

Residents of Queens whose primary language is other than English.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

None.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Free.
Access for People with Disabilities:Elevators.


Services Offered:Computer ClassesInstructional MaterialsLibrariesMaterials in Other LanguagesSpecialized Information and ReferralWorkshops / Symposiums
Languages Offered:BengaliChineseFrenchHindiRomanianSpanishUrduYiddish
Target Groups(By Need):Immigrants