New Americans Program




Toddler Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for a 30-minute storytime with books, songs and fingerplays for toddlers ages 2-4 years accompanied by parent or other adult caregiver. Please arrive on time. The program starts promptly, and latecomers will not be accommodated.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates




Spelling Bee

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

Participants will be divided into 3 categories: grades 2 and 3, grades 4 and 5, and grades 6 and 7. The winners in each category will receive a special prize and automatically enter the Spelling Bee Grand Finale at Queens Central Library in April. There are great prizes for the winners and lots of fun for everyone!


Most of our international language collections include books, periodicals, CDs, CD-ROMs and videos. Check out our romances, computer books, cookbooks, biographies, best-sellers, martial arts novels, parenting books and much more!

Resource Guides

Find multicultural web sites, English classes, citizenship classes, immigrant-serving agencies, demographics and more.

Cultural Programs

New Americans Program offers Cultural Arts programs celebrating the arts and literature of ethnic groups in Queens communities. Programs are presented in the Central Library and in community libraries. Offerings include music, dance, drama performances, bilingual poetry and storytelling. Cultural arts programs are bilingual in English and the language of the culture being showcased.

Coping Skills

New Americans Program offers Copings Skills workshops: lectures and workshops to help immigrants adjust to life in America presented in selected community libraries as well as the Central Library. Programs are presented in English and in the major immigrant languages of Queens by lawyers, teachers, counselors and other professionals. Topics presented include immigration law, becoming a citizen, tenants rights, career planning, starting a business, parenting, education and health.