Multilingual Services

New Americans Program

Queens Library’s New Americans Program (NAP) was established in 1977 to provide special services to the area’s many new immigrants. NAP organizes workshops (in the languages spoken by Queens' immigrant communities) that assist new immigrants in adapting to life in America and programs that celebrate the culture of the diverse ethnic groups in Queens.


Queens Library has large collections of books, movies and music in many international languages to serve the needs of our diverse communities

Learn a Language

Resources for learning a new language.

NAP Resource Guides

Find information on Queens demographics, organizations providing free or low-cost English and US citizenship classes and immigrant serving agencies in New York City

Newcomer's Guide

This collection of resources encompasses the most common topics of interest to immigrants new to Queens, including housing, employment, education, legal affairs, government, and health. These links include web-only resources, government agencies, and non-profit and community organizations.

Financial Literacy

This service provides instructional financial and investment programs and services at Queens Library locations to immigrants and low-income Queens residents.


Greening Western Queens at Queens Library’s goal is to transform six local Queens Community Libraries into "Greening Libraries" – innovative resource centers for environmental conservation. On this page you will find information on programs, Greening Western Queens multilingual collections, videos and a link to the Greening blog.