Queens Library

Bayside library reopens following $1.3M renovation project
Bayside library reopens following $1.3M renovation project
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/24/2013 at 12:58PM

Bayside bookworms reveled in the reopening of their new library on July 20 with balloon animals and face painting. The afternoon-long affair celebrated the completion of a $1.3 million project to renovate the Bayside branch of the Queens Library at 214-20 Northern Boulevard. The complete interior makeover, funded by city and borough leaders, now includes [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/08/2013 at 7:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 90. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 72. Winds from the [...]

Queens Library leader recognized by White House
Queens Library leader recognized by White House
News Queens Courier Staff 6/17/2013 at 2:43PM

A Queens Library leader won a national honor last week for being a “Champion of Change” for cultural institutions in her community. Jennifer Manley, the vice president of government and community affairs for the Queens Public Library, was one of 12 people in the nation this year to be recognized as an advocate for museums [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/11/2013 at 7:47AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 79. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of [...]

Officials to fight Queens Library cuts
Officials to fight Queens Library cuts
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 5/08/2013 at 11:10AM

The city’s executive budget includes $100 million in cuts to libraries across all five boroughs, slashing $29.6 million from Queens libraries alone. “If that proposal were to become reality, the impact [is] unthinkable,” said Thomas Galante, president and CEO of Queens Library. The cut marks a 35-percent decrease from current funding, will cause 428 layoffs, [...]

Grant to replace books at Sandy-damaged libraries
Grant to replace books at Sandy-damaged libraries
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/29/2013 at 1:13PM

A nonprofit is helping Queens Library get back on its feet by putting books back on its shelves. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City is giving a $250,000 grant to the Queens Library Foundation to replace more than 140,000 books and other library materials that were damaged by Sandy. “Our public libraries provide [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/11/2013 at 7:33AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 50. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 46. Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Fifth Annual Reel-Abilities Film Festival [...]

Mitchell-Linden library to move, expand
Mitchell-Linden library to move, expand
News Melissa Chan 2/16/2013 at 11:22AM

The Mitchell-Linden library will be moving to a larger space down Union Street, officials said. The existing branch at 29-42 Union Street in Flushing is one of the busiest libraries in Queens, according to Queens Library spokesperson Joanne King. But the 5,900-square-foot building had become too crowded since its 1962 opening. Since the space cannot [...]

Rising Stars of Queens honored
Rising Stars of Queens honored
News Queens Courier Staff 2/08/2013 at 11:18AM

The stars aligned last week when The Queens Courier honored 40 of the borough’s budding young professionals. “It’s awesome to be honored, and it’s humbling to be among these people,” said Eric Abrams, 26, digital media and membership associate for the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “I feel like I’m on my way up.” Abrams — [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/07/2013 at 7:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 16. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Overcast with a chance of snow, then snow after midnight. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow [...]