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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Be a friend, make a friend… Join the Friends of Queens Library! Meet Linda, Khadijah, Gloria & Denise members of our newest Friends group, Friends of the Arverne Library! #FriendsofLibrariesWeek (at Queens Public Library-Arverne)

“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.” 

Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize in literature today, October 17, in 1957. Here he is photographed by Loomis Dean for Life Magazine

I would like to know how you think libraries play a part in education, both formal and life-long. Thanks Lemony!
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lemonysnicketlibrary:

The part libraries play in education is the part bubbles play in champagne.  They may seem at first to be merely a shimmery addition, but they are the central feature of the entire enterprise and the reason, joyous and astonishing, to keep imbibing.

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Councilman Antonio Reynoso & Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley presented Ridgewood Library with a proclamation from the city declaring it a principal library at their 85th Anniversary celebration. @elizcrowleynyc @cmreynoso34

At the 85th anniversary celebration, the Friends of Ridgewood Library presented interim president & CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey with a check for $10,000 to help the library! #Latergram #LibraryLove #LibraryFriends #readingisfundamental

Crossing Art Gallery is seeking submissions for “The View Over Here,” an international juried exhibition which will be on view from November 14 to December 13, 2014.

A portion of the funds raised at the event will go toward the Queens Library: The International Commons (QLIC), including a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of artwork during the opening reception. This new borough‐wide initiative will expand the Library’s award winning programs and services for new Americans and promote cultural activities that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of all Queens residents. Deadline is October 14th. Find out more here!

Did you know that the United Nations used to meet in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park before the Manhattan headquarters was built? 

Queens Library at Astoria has one of the nicest gardens around, thanks to student volunteers from Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria. They planted seeds, trees, plants, & weeded. They also watered the already existing plants and newly planted ones. #volunteers #librarylove (at Queens Public Library Astoria)

libraryjournal:

Inspired by their love of libraries, filmmakers Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor are on a mission to tell the grand story of the American public library – from the historic free library movement that swept the nation over a century ago to the dramatic human stories unfolding inside libraries today. Help tell the story of America’s most beloved and most endangered public institution. Together we can spark national dialogue and local action – before it’s too late. - See more at: http://www.free4allfilms.org/#sthash.APimhavb.dpuf

United for Libraries is asking library friends, foundations, trustees and all library advocates to support the filmmakers, to help them make the first-ever national broadcast documentary about our nation’s public libraries. Donate today!

(via free4allfilm)

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