Queens Library

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 [...]

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 [...]