Queens Library

Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. With 62 locations, Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. and has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library website at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0700. Queens Library. Enrich Your Life.®
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Queens Library at Woodhaven began pre-kindergarten classes today! The library is the first in the nation to provide formal early childhood education at its libraries, using dedicated, licensed early childhood educators hired by the library for the program. #prek #backtoschoolnyc

We are proud to announce the launch of the new Where in Queens website today! Where in Queens connects users to social services closest to where they are. Originally developed by Zendesk for use in San Francisco, the company donated the framework to the Queens Library, free of charge, to serve the community.It’s free to access and use on any internet connected device.

Every year the @mets donate tickets for us to give kids that participate in #SummerReading. When the manager found out this young lady, Maddison Encarnacion, was at the game because she read so many books, he upgraded her to seats down by the field! And she even caught a ball! #letsgomets! (at Citifield - Mets Stadium)

Happy #CitizenshipDay! Congrats to everyone who has recently become a U.S. Citizen. If you are new to this country, or know someone who is, check out our free Newcomer’s GuideIt has all the resources you will need to get on the pathway to citizenship! 

“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” 

Roald Dahl was born today, September 13, 1916! 

Children’s Librarian Susan Scatena annually challenges her summer readers: if they register for #summerreading, & read their quota of books, she will perform an outrageous stunt. This year: children in Whitestone read more than 6,300 books & Miss Susan vowed to sit in a tub of cold, squishy pasta!

Did you know that New York Fashion Week was started in 1941 by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union? This photo is of Lena Haber from Middle Village, Queens, one of many New York City garment workers who did “piecework,” at home on nights and weekends, earning a small fee for each finished garment.

Did you know that New York Fashion Week was started in 1941 by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers Union? This photo is of Lena Haber from Middle Village, Queens, one of many New York City garment workers who did “piecework,” at home on nights and weekends, earning a small fee for each finished garment.

Class pictures haven’t really changed much in the last 40 years! We love this one from P.S 156 in 1972.