Queens Library

Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Community members share vision for Laurelton, Rosedale library upgrades
Southeast Maggie Hayes 12/17/2013 at 4:12PM

More room is coming to the Laurelton and Rosedale library branches and officials’ visions for the project is growing. Councilmember Donovan Richards allocated $3 million for the two Queens Library reading spots to begin expansion and upgrade projects. The Laurelton branch, currently 8,000 square feet, will double to 16,000 with the addition of a second [...]

Queens Library to hold Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
News Queens Courier Staff 11/26/2013 at 12:08PM

Calling all Wikipedia enthusiasts, long-time Queens residents and history lovers. The Queens Library is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon at Jamaica’s Queens Library-Central, at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, on December 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Through the event, the Queens Library hopes to better represent more of the prominent people and places in [...]

$675K renovation completed at Woodhaven Library
$675K renovation completed at Woodhaven Library
News Liam La Guerre 9/24/2013 at 1:04PM

The Woodhaven Library is opening a new chapter in its nearly 100-year history. A $675,000 phase one renovation of the library was completed recently, updating many amenities. On the first floor there is new lighting, carpeting, countertops, a new circulation desk, fresh painting, new computers and handicap accessible bathrooms. The library, which was opened in [...]

Corona Library among winners of first NYC Neighborhood Library Awards
Corona Library among winners of first NYC Neighborhood Library Awards
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/21/2013 at 10:21AM

Two libraries in the borough came up on top in New York City’s first ever Neighborhood Library Awards. The Charles H. Revson Foundation announced on Tuesday, September 17 the five winners of the first NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. After a six-week nomination period this summer, the five libraries were chosen from 10 finalists that were [...]

Gator greets kids at Queens Library
Gator greets kids at Queens Library
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 9/13/2013 at 12:10PM

A reading came alive for some local children when an alligator visited the Whitestone branch of the Queens library. Children’s Librarian Susan Scatena promised that if at least 300 children registered for summer reading, and they collectively read at least 4,000 books, she would read a story to a “big, scaly, live alligator.” According to [...]

Glen Oaks Library celebrates $17M overhaul
Glen Oaks Library celebrates $17M overhaul
News Queens Courier Staff 9/06/2013 at 2:29PM

Glen Oaks bookworms now have three floors to “search” to their hearts’ content. On sunny days, the six-letter word is illuminated across the brand new Queens Library at Glen Oaks, which celebrated its ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 3. “The new Glen Oaks library offers state-of-the-art architecture, the latest technology and a host of [...]

Cambria Heights Library expanding
Cambria Heights Library expanding
Southeast Maggie Hayes 8/19/2013 at 3:26PM

Hammers crashed through the wall at the Queens Library branch in Cambria Heights, breaking down barriers and creating room for young minds to grow. Councilmember Leroy Comrie and Queens Library president and CEO Thomas Galante swung the hammers through the wall to clear the way into a space that will become the new Teen Center. [...]

Far Rockaway Library to close for three weeks to receive upgrades
Far Rockaway Library to close for three weeks to receive upgrades
South Maggie Hayes 8/05/2013 at 1:16PM

The Far Rockaway branch of the Queens Library will close for three weeks and reopen with new services and a new look. After the library’s doors shut on Saturday, August 10, the adult reading area will receive a complete “cosmetic refurbishment,” a spokesperson for the library said. Additionally, officials are adding job placement skills on [...]

Queens has most immigrant seniors in city: report
News Melissa Chan 7/30/2013 at 8:44AM

Queens has the largest number of immigrant seniors in the city, with Flushing leading the list of neighborhoods, according to a new report. The borough is home to about 162,000 foreign-born people over the age of 65, says a study by the Center for an Urban Future. The report shows more than 25,000 live in [...]