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Jackson Heights

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Sep
19
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we play with new building toys. First-come, first-served. Space may be limited.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Word Searches

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a different word search every day!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Jackson Heights Writers

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Catch the Brooklyn Book Festival in Queens with an official BkBF Bookends event! Meet four Jackson Heights writers: Malcom Chang; Abeer Y. Hoque; Meera Nair; and KC Trommer, short story writers, poets, and memoirists, and hear them present their award-winning work.


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Sep
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

STACKS Registration

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Registration for STACKS, the library's free after-school homework/enrichment program, is only available to those families who have attended the required information session the previous week.


Sep
20
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center for Ages 18 months - 36 months

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn and play with your toddler. Each week we will host a specialist who will speak to caregivers and answer questions about toddler development. We will invite a nutritionist, a parenting specialist, a speech pathologist, and more.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
20
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Registration

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Registration for STACKS, the library's free after-school homework/enrichment program, is only available to those families who have attended the required information session the previous week.


Sep
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Saturday Family Fun Time: Reading, Coloring, and Playing

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Children and families are welcome to join us for reading, coloring, playing board games, and playing with toys.


Sep
21
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Meet the Author: "Miami Midnight" by Alex Segura

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Local author Alex Segura was raised in Miami and uses his knowledge of the city and his background in journalism to bring his fictional detective Pete Fernandez to life. "Miami Midnight" is the fifth and final book in the series that started with "Silent City." In "Miami Midnight" Pete is running a small Miami bookstore when a Cuban mobster asks him to find out who killed his drug-addicted son. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Emergency Preparedness and Prevention

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Everyone wants to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially during emergency situations. Come learn about strategies every household should be aware of. There will also be a discussion of common household accidents and injuries, lead by experts from H+H/Elmhurst. All are welcome!


Sep
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Basic Computers

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Come learn the basics of using the computer in this one-hour workshop.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafts and Stories for Children Ages 4 years to 7 Years

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and crafts for children ages 4-7. Caregiver must attend with the child. Space may be limited.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time for Little Ones 0-18 months

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, stories, and finger plays. Caregivers must attend with children. Space may be limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
25
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time Little Ones Ages 19 months to 4 years old

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and movement. Caregivers must attend with toddlers ages 19 months to 4 years. First-come, first-served. Space may be limited.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Scary Movies for Teens

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come watch scary movies on Friday afternoons for October!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn How to Make Root Vegetables with Codfish

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Root vegetables with cod fish is a traditional Puerto Rican dish that is usually served during spring and summer, especially during Easter. It serves as both appetizer and main course. The cod is the star ingredient which is accompanied with a mixture of oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. It is a light dish, easy to prepare, and has the advantage that it can be prepared the previous day.


Oct
5
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Writing Class: Use Oral Storytelling Techniques to Write Your Memoir

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Writer/storyteller/comic Tara Clancy guides participants through developing and telling a true, personal story out loud, and teaches them how to transform those oral stories into written pieces. Funded by NYSCA and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. This program is part of a series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Public Library.


Oct
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Are You Connected to Your Kids' Education System? ( in Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

This workshop is in Spanish. You will learn how to get involved with your children's school, how to get support from your children's school, and how to help your children to be successful in the NYC education system.


Oct
11
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Spooky Board Games for Teens

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come play horror-themed board games for teens to prepare for Halloween!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Meet the Author: "The Language of Tarot" by Jeannie Reed

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Jeannie Reed, author of “The Language of Tarot,” will discuss some basics of modern computer technology, physics, psychology, and mysticism and explain how they all come together as a foundation for her approach to reading tarot. In her hands, the tarot can answer, without guesswork, almost any question someone might ask. Join us to take your first steps into a system at the crossroads of mysticism and science that can be taught and learned.


Oct
22
3:30PM

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5:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Jackson Heights Community Library has:

  • 25 public access computers
  • 8 computers each available for an hour in the cyber center
  • 4 additional computers each available in the adult room for use for half an hour
  • 1 X :15 express adult PC
  • 4 X :30 PCs in Young Adult area
  • 8 computers in the children's room, also available for half an hour
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Jackson Heights Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Hindi

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Jackson Heights Community Library include:

  • Classics section
  • Young Adult Collection
  • Student Assignment center
  • Test Preparation center
  • Extensive Citizenship Preparation
  • Language Collection with videotapes and audiotapes

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Children’s Big Apple Nursery & Kindergarten II
41-26 Case Street
Queens NY , 11372
phone: (718) 565-5311
Garden School
33-16 79th Street
Queens NY , 11372
phone: (718) 335-6363
Rainbowland Nursery School
33-11 77th Street
Queens NY , 11372
phone: (718) 803-1728

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 3
82-11 37th Avenue - Suite 606
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
  

Community Organizations & Services
Jackson Heights Beautification Group
P.O. Box 720253
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 565-5344
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
37-06 77th Street
Flushing NY , 11372
phone: (718) 429-1150
Queens Chamber of Commerce
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140
Jackson Heights NY , 11370-1131
phone: (718) 898-8500
fax: (718) 898-8599
Jackson Heights Business & Professional Association
P.O. Box 36 77-10 34 Avenue, Apt A74
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 476-3173
fax: (718) 476-0671
  

Fire Department
Engine 307, Ladder 154
81-17 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Travers Park
78th Street, South of Northern Boulevard
Frank O’Connor Playground
78th street & Broadway
 

Police Department
115th Precinct
92-15 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 533-2002
  

Post Office
Jackson Heights Post Office
78-02 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Blessed Sacrament Church - School (K-6)
3443 93rd Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 446-4449
Garden School (K-12)
33-16 79th Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718)335-6363
fax: (718) 565-1169
St Joan of Arc Parochial School (K-6)
8202 35th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11372
phone: (718) 639-9020
Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School
71-06 31st Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11370
phone: (718)898-3800
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 69 (K-5)
77-02 37 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 424-7700
fax: (718) 458-6567
PS 149 Christa McAuliffe (K-5)
93-11 34 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 898-3630
fax: (718) 476-1976
PS 212
34-25 82 Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 898-6973
fax: (718) 898-7068
F F Christopher A Santora K-5)
86-15 37 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 429-2563
fax: (718) 429-3484
  

Public High Schools
Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81 Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
Newtown High School
48-01 90 Street
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 595-8400
fax: (718) 699-8584
William Cullen Bryant High School
48-10 31 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-5404
fax: (718) 728-3478
Aviation Career and Technical Education High School
45-30 36 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax: (718) 784-8654
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer (6-8)
33-34 80 Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 457-1242
fax: (718) 335-0601
I.S. 230 (6-8)
73-10 34 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 335-7648
fax: (718) 335-7513
I.S. 235 (6-8)
30-14 30th Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11103
phone: (718) 932-5876
fax: (718) 932-5990
Lexington School for the Deaf
30 Avenue & 75th Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11370
phone: (718)350-3300
fax: (718)899-9846
  

Senior Centers
Catherine Sheridan Senior Center
35-24 83rd Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-4600
Elmhurst Jackson Heights Senior Center
87-11 Whitney Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11373
phone: (718) 478-7171
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Daniel Dromm
DDromm@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 37-32 75th Street, 1st Floor
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: (718) 803-6373
fax: (718) 803-9832
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1826
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7066
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michael G. DenDekker
DenDekkerM@nyassembly.gov
District Office 75-35 31st Avenue, Suite 206B
East Elmhurst NY , 11370
phone: (718) 457-0384
fax: (718) 335-8254
Albany Office LOB, Room 941
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4545
fax: (518) 455-4547
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catalina Cruz
CruzC@nyassembly.gov
District Office41-40 Junction Blvd
Corona NY, 11368
phone: 718-458-5367
fax: 718-478-2371
Albany OfficeLOB, Room 523
Albany NY, 12248
phone: 518-455-4567
fax: 518-455-5375
US Congress
Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
District Office74-09 37th Avenue, Suite 305
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: 718-662-5970
Legislative Office229 Cannon HOB
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
NYS Senate
Hon. Jessica Ramos
Ramos@nysenate.gov
District Office32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY, 11369
phone: 718-205-3881
fax: 718-205-4145
Legislative OfficeLegislative Office Building, Room 946
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2529
fax: 518-426-6909

History

Jackson Heights, where the land was somewhat higher than in the surrounding towns, was named after the Jackson family, a prominent family who lived in the area of Northern Boulevard. When the Queensborough Bridge opened in 1908, connecting Manhattan to Queens, Edward MacDougall's Queensborough Corporation began purchasing local farms. In 1909 it purchased a 325-acre parcel of land and continued purchasing land through 1918 with the vision of creating a viable commuter suburb. In 1915 Interborough Rapid Transit (the IRT) built a subway line connecting Queens to Manhattan, and many apartment buildings were built in Jackson Heights. These garden style apartments were designed after garden apartments that were popular in London at the time. Rustic-looking houses were built around spacious courtyards, and these buildings remain some of the most beautiful housing in the city. The City Landmark Preservation Commission designated Jackson Heights a historic district in 1994.

In the 1965 the Hart-Celler Act increased immigration and waves of Asians and Latin Americans entered the United States via New York City. Many of these new Americans settled in Jackson Heights and built communities here. Jackson Heights is now one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the New York City.

A traveling station library opened on April 17, 1917 to serve what had been mostly farmland, but was becoming more urbanized. During the 1920s and 1930s temporary branches were established in a number of storefronts along 37th avenue. The Jackson Heights Community Federation led an effort to have a library built after World War II, but building restrictions and a lack of funds hindered these efforts, and the Jackson Heights branch would not be finished until 1954. The Jackson Heights Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library opened at its present location on October 26, 1954. Extensive renovations occurred in 1970 and again in 1985. An elevator was built and the adult bathrooms were made handicapped accessible in 1999. The branch is now 17,100 square feet in area.

A multi-year initiative has been launched for the design and construction of a 50,000 square foot new library facility on the current site. This will eventually allow the Jackson Heights Library to greatly expand and enhance the services it provides to its diverse and vibrant community.

The Jackson Heights northern border is the Grand Central Parkway, and the western border of the neighborhood is the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Roosevelt Avenue is along the southern edge of Jackson Heights and the eastern border is Junction Boulevard.

Special Services

Video Relay Service for the Deaf – Free!

Queens Library at Jackson Heights provides a video interpreting sign language relay service that allows interpreters who sign ASL to speak in English and Spanish. All in real time through LifeLinks.

It is an easy, convenient way to call friends or family, make a doctor's appointment, call a utility, or even talk to a librarian! Our friendly video interpreters will respond within seconds to assist you in placing your call. The service is available in English and Spanish.

Making a call using sign language has never been easier or faster!

Visit the Jackson Heights Library Today

For additional information: 718-990-0746 (voice) 718-990-0809 (TTY)

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