As we mark the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Queens Library has been working hard to help the communities in the Rockaways rebuild. Here's an update on our own progress.


 We have come a long way, and expect to be see all the waterfront community libraries as good as new very soon.


Queens Library at Seaside
116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park 

Reopened on October 28.

Queens Library at Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street. 

The temporary library is serving the community with programs, classes, job search help, homework assistance and more. Thanks to supplementary funding from Bank of America, it is open seven days a week through the end of 2013.  Re-opening is expected by December 2013.


Queens Library at Peninsula

92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Rockaway Beach

This library requires extensive re-building due to storm damage. Design is nearly complete. A modular building is on site for lending materials and for computer access. 

Re-opening is expected by spring 2014.


NEW SERVICE! Queens Library at Far Rockaway

1637 Central Avenue

We welcome Workforce 1 to Queens Library! In addition to all the wonderful community library services you expect, Workforce 1 staff are offering connections to jobs that are right for you. All programs and services are free. 

Available right now!


NEW SERVICE! Queens Library at Far Rockaway

1637 Central Avenue  

"Single Stop” is coming, thanks to funding from the Robin Hood Foundation. Professional case managers will meet with customers to outline the benefits for which each family is eligible, such as food stamps, health insurance, child-care subsidies, tax credits, energy assistance, public assistance, and housing assistance. Through the Single Stop affiliated network, we will also be able to bring legal, financial and tax professionals to the Library.   

Available November 2013.



NEW LIBRARY! Queens Library at Far Rockaway

1637 Central Avenue 

The brand-new Queens Library at Far Rockaway is in final design. It will be well worth waiting for.   

Coming 2016.

Sat, 2013-11-30 16:25