Friends of the Library





East Elmhurst Community Library Grand Opening Celebration

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Please join us with President Dennis M. Walcott for the long-awaited grand re-opening of our East Elmhurst Community Library!

The grand-reopening will also be celebrated with a Community Day on Saturday, June 29th. Join Queens Public Library and the East Elmhurst Community for a day of fun and festivities!

Friday June 28th @ 10am
East Elmhurst Library

Community Day:
Saturday, June 29th 11am-5pm
East Elmhurst Library

Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: February 5, 1998. Re-chartered October 19, 2008

Current Board Members:

President – Larinda Hooks
Vice President – Dr. Linda Jones 
Treasurer – Beverly Smith
Secretary – Diane Rufus-Foushee 
Fundraising – Emma Fulwood
Legislative – Hon. George R. Dixon District Leader

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends organize a series of successful programs, i.e. art exhibits and open mic. They also raised funds through their Mother’s Day Flower sale.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends take care of the turtle tank and the kids love to play with the turtles.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Johnnie Dent 718-424-2619.