New Americans Program




Arts and Crafts

Location: Broadway
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Children ages 8-12 will work on different crafts using various art techniques: papier-mache, clay, beading, painting and printing. Preregistration is required.




Read with Me, Read to Me

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children who need help reading, are reluctant readers or just want to hear or read a story can practice reading, one on one, with a teen volunteer. Each child will get a minimum of 15 minutes of individual attention. First come, first served.


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.