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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Have you visited the Friends of Hunters Point Library’s “pop-up” in Gantry State Park yet? Open from 11am until 2pm on Saturdays, kids enjoy reading and free activities. Help us keep this program running all summer long, donate today! A gift as small as $10 can help fund new books and programs.

Good news for all those who take books home from the library!

Public libraries have always been the go-to place for self-education, self-directed learning.
Sandra Michele Echols, manager of Queens Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program
Well, do you? Check out the book.

Well, do you?

Check out the book.

Another reason to love libraries? We help the college-bound secure financial aid! Sign up for a free workshop.

A new Queens Library is coming to Hunters Point! To celebrate this exciting development, the Friends of Hunters Point Library and the Uni Project, a nonprofit initiative, are partnering to bring the Uni’s pop-up library temporarily to Gantry State Park at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Long Island City, on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-3pm. Admission is free.

The new library, which will be built adjacent to Gantry State Park, will be 21,500 square feet, and is being designed by internationally lauded architect Steven Holl. Click through this album to see the Uni Library in action as a pop-up library—including shelves carrying Queens Library books—in Corona, Queens.

It’s All About Armstrong at Queens Library…This Weekend and Always!

Louis Armstrong, the legendary jazz musician and longtime resident of Corona, Queens, bequeathed a huge legacy to the world, with much of it right at our fingertips, right here in our borough! This weekend Lincoln Center Local and Queens Library will be partnering to present “It’s All About Armstrong,” a free concert featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz historian Loren Schoenberg, giving you the opportunity to explore the wealth of creativity Armstrong has left us right now! Below, we’ve also highlighted additional ways you can get tuned into Armstrong through Queens Library.

This Saturday: On Saturday, September 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Peninsula, you’re invited to Lincoln Center Local’s “It’s All About Armstrong.” Join Grammy Award-winning jazz historian Loren Schoenberg and his young band of musicians, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, for an adventure through the tunes of the world’s most beloved trumpeter. Admission is free. No ticket or preregistration required.

At Queens Library: Our collection includes dozens of books about Armstrong, books by Armstrong, musical scores by various composers as performed by Armstrong, dozens of CDs featuring Armstrong, and DVDs about the great Satchmo. Check out one or many!

Online: Hundreds of Louis Armstrong hits—including “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Mack the Knife,” and more—can be downloaded through Freegal, a free music downloading service you can take advantage of with Your Queens Library card. (Search for Louis Armstrong under artists.) You can download up to three free songs a week—and the tunes are yours to keep!

At Queens Library at East Elmhurst: Keeping jazz alive in Louis and Lucille Armstrong’s neighborhoods is one of the goals of this community library, home to a “mini archive” (pictured here) of Armstrong memorabilia, books, photos, and more. Special programming—available throughout the year—is also offered for all ages with the goal of celebrating jazz and Armstrong. Find the address of, directions to, hours of service for, and upcoming events at Queens Library at East Elmhurst.

Good luck to all of the hardworking students of Tumblr as you head back to school: We know you’ll put your library cards to good use!

All Tumblrs in the NYC-metro area (or those willing to commute longer) are invited to join us for an upcoming book discussion group meeting at a Queens Library near you. Newcomers are welcome; all meetings are free.


Can’t make it in person? Feel free to answer or reblog and tell us about your proudest bookworm moments.