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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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What good literature can do and does do…is touch the human soul.
I love everything that’s old,—old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer

May your weekend be filled with the just right combination of these, if they’re among your favorite things!

Happy Summer Solstice! Today is the first day of summer and the longest day (in terms of daylight) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Need a good summer read? Our suggestions.

Happy Summer Solstice! Today is the first day of summer and the longest day (in terms of daylight) of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Need a good summer read? Our suggestions.

One customer is using his old library card as a bookmark. Who else is still treasuring an old library card? What do you use for bookmarks?

Credit: @fightin_mongoose, Instagram

Since today is the launch of our summer reading program, this week’s Throwback Thursday photo is a photo of storytime, circa the 1980s.

Since today is the launch of our summer reading program, this week’s Throwback Thursday photo is a photo of storytime, circa the 1980s.

How would you feel if all books were banned, like these four commonly banned classics?

"Do what you love and love what you do." -Ray Bradbury, the author we’re exploring as part of the Big Read

What vacations are you taking through or with your books?

What vacations are you taking through or with your books?

Agree? Disagree? Discuss!