Queens Public Library takes great pride in the success and support of our Annual Gala. However, as the health and safety of our community members, volunteers, supporters, and staff is our top priority, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Gala, originally scheduled for May 5, 2020. Our next gala will take place Spring of 2021.

To ensure our Queens neighbors can continue to learn and grow during this unprecedented time, we have added a record number of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, and movies to our digital collections, and we continue to expand free virtual programming and remote resources.

We are incredibly grateful to our 2020 Gala honorees and award recipient – Edward Skyler, Executive Vice President, Citi; David W. Brown, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and the Hon. Claire Shulman, Former Queens Borough President – as well as our sponsors and donors for their support and leadership. Please consider joining them in making a gift to the Queens Public Library. Your contribution, no matter what size, will go a long way to serve the Queens community at this extremely difficult time.

2020 Gala Sponsors

Gala 2020 Sponsors