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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"Life’s Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late."
Benjamin Franklin was born on Jan 17, 1706! 

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!

Catch up with the leading lady behind these wise words.

What doors has reading opened for you? Thank you, Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman University and the National Council of Negro Women and the first African-America woman appointed to a federal administrative position, for your inspiring words.

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon…the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James
What I am trying to achieve is a voice sitting by a fireplace telling you a story on a winter’s evening.
Truman Capote
I ransack public libraries, and find them full of sunk treasure.
Virginia Woolf
Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person.
Libraries raised me. … I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money.
Ray Bradbury in a 2009 New York Times article