Mail-a-Book Programs & Services


Queens Library’s Mail-a-Book Service offers homebound customers the convenience of having library materials delivered to their door free of charge. These materials include books in large print, regular print, and audio formats; movies on DVD; and music on CD. Mail-a-Book serves all age groups with many books available for children and young adults. Customers simply request specific titles or indicate their subject or language preferences; materials are then sent to them through the U.S. Postal Service in zippered canvas bags. Return postage is included.

To further meet the needs of Older Adults as well as the Homebound, Queens Library is offering innovative interactive programs by Teleconference and Skype.  Educational and cultural webcasts are now accessible on a PC or Smartphone through video stream.   These programs help older adults socialize with each other and to remotely participate in discussions led by professionals in various fields. Teleconferences and Skype Video programs are available to all older adults by calling a toll-free number, connecting with Skype, or by clicking on a link provided by the Library at registration. Programs offered include book discussions and general chats, as well as lectures and discussions about health, history, music, art, and literature. We even play bingo over the phone! A valuable resource to those unable to fully utilize traditional library services, these sessions facilitate social networking by allowing users the opportunity to share information and alleviate loneliness.

Mail-a-Book strives to promote social interaction and lifelong learning opportunities with a host of engaging library programs.

Click here to learn how to Connect with Mail a Book @ Queens Library. More information can be obtained from any Queens Library location or by contacting Mail-a-Book headquarters directly at:

Queens Library Mail-a-Book Services to the Homebound

Queens Village Community Library
94-11 217th Street
Queens Village, New York 11428

Madlyn Schneider, Older Adult/Mail a Book Coordinator
Willie Simmons, Senior Librarian
Jia-Li Chen, Program Assistant 

Hours of Service
Monday - Friday 10 am – 5 pm
Telephone (718) 464-0084
Fax: (718) 479-4609

Services for Adults

  •  Application for Service (Adults)
  • Application in Chinese (Adults)
  • Postcard in Chinese (Page 1) (Page 2)
  • Application in Spanish (Adults)
  • See our Newsletters and calendar of events for a listing of all programs

Services for Children and Teens

Reference and Readers Advisory (for homebound only)

Social Media

  • Click here to join our Facebook Group (Mail a Book @ Queens Library). This is a private group where Mail a Book staff, older adult and homebound customers, caregivers, and service providers can feel free to chat, share stories, information and resources.
  • Older Adult Services and Mail a Book also has a more public presence on Facebook, where you can find out more about special events, programs and services.
  • A schedule of teleconference and Skype programs can be found within our Newsletter and here, these programs are open to all older adults and to the homebound.

Mail-a-Book Newsletters

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Older Adult Services Brochure