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Queensboro Hill

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This year marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will join us for our special events that pay tribute to his life and legacy.

We also have suggestions for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Our Celebration of Kindness

Queens Library celebrated the kindness that fills our communities with our It’s Time for Kind campaign during this past holiday season.

“Kindness can change the world,” President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott said at a kickoff event for our campaign.

Learn all about the programs and events we held across ...

Ask Yourself What You Feel Curious About

Pat Cummings has always loved libraries. They were places where she could follow up on any topic that she was curious about—and after her mother became a librarian, she spent even more time at the library.

Now, as an author, illustrator, and teacher, Cummings describes herself as heavily dependent on libraries, to get all ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

What We Bring: Immigrant Art On View at Central Library

Join us for a new art exhibit at Central Library in Jamaica from January 7 to March 2 that honors the artistic talents and cultural contributions of new immigrants.

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 7-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry-level to ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Jan
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens wind down each school day with their friends. Games and other programs available daily. Dedicated quiet space available for homework/studying.

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

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Jan
22
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Dedicated quiet space for teens doing homework/studying. Homework help and information about college programs and other resources available.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mind Blowing Puzzles for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to do some puzzles such as cardboard puzzles, Sudoku, message decoding, crossword puzzles, and word searches and more!

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

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Jan
23
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Musical Bubble Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to 17 months and their parents/caregivers will learn baby bounces and hand ryhmes. They will also hear stories along with music and bubbles.


Jan
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM Lego Building Fun for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will build a different project each week as a team.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will get free homework help. Our volunteers will be helping the children with their homework.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Robotics for Grades 3-8

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is putting together a LEGO Robotics League! What's a LEGO League? What's the competition all about? Will I get to build and program a robot? Sign on and we'll explain everything you need to know at our information session on January 10. Registration is mandatory and a six-month commitment is needed to be part of Queensboro Hill's team. This is a very advanced program for kids in grades 3-8. Register in person with the children's librarian at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Immigrant Families and the Public Education System (in Chinese)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to navigate the high school system and use it effectively.


Jan
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Day for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to play various board games such as Scrabble, Life, Jenga, Monopoly, and chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Bubble Musical Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to six years old will listen to some interactive stories along with enjoying creative movement, dancing, music, and bubbles. Children will also get to play with small instruments.


Jan
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

STEM Saturdays

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make various science projects as a team.


Jan
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Destined to Succeed: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will be exploring the healthy thinking habits of people who are able to set their own goals in life and experience the joy of achieving them.


Jan
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Table Top Gaming for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens! This is your chance to play new and rare table top games with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children's Book Discussion and Craft for Older Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss a popular book and a craft will follow. See the librarian for the title and for the book to read for this program.


Jan
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Dragon Ball Z Fusions Mondays for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make a craft based on the Dragon Ball Fusion Series.


Jan
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Books are available at the Customer Service Desk.


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Lunar New Year Making of our Library Mascot Peppi the Pig for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-13 will hear stories that feature pigs, the Lunar New Year animal for 2019.


Jan
30
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Lunar New Year: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, floral artist Anna Kao will provide instructions on the fine art of floral arranging.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Game Time for Grown-Ups

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for some board and card games. Play chess and checkers, or explore something new and fun. Run a French Inn with a dastardly secret in 1830s France, or wield influence to work your way through the ranks to become Scottish royalty - anything's possible at the library!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Club for LGBTQIA teens and their allies. Teen-led topics every meeting.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Robotics League for Kids!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is putting together a LEGO Robotics League! What's a LEGO League? What's the competition all about? Will I get to build and program a robot? Sign on and we'll explain everything you need to know at our information session on January 10. Registration is mandatory and a six-month commitment is needed to be part of Queensboro Hill's team. This is an advanced program for kids in grades 3-8. Register in person with the children's librarian at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Computer Classses in Spanish

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing/email, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing/email, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Early Learner Academy for Parents and Toddlers

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is for children ages 24 months to 5 years old only! Registration with our librarians is required. Parents and/or caregivers of toddler aged children will learn the building blocks of early learning such as:
• the stages of early learning,
• simple, inexpensive ways to make reading fun, and
• basic, inexpensive family crafts that encourage reading.
Children will have various toys and blocks to play with during these sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
12:00PM

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2:00PM

WeSpeak NYC English Conversation Group

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our community English conversation group, facilitated by WeSpeak NYC. Have fun practicing English by speaking to other English language learners, watching Emmy-winning videos about life in New York, and playing word games. Please register with a librarian by either visiting Queensboro Hill or calling 718-359-8332.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Crafternoon at Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's time to get crafty! Bring your own crafts, or use some of ours. It's a time to get creative, relax, and meet new friends. No registration is necessary - just bring your imagination.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Spring Semester Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens! Like to take your time with a book? Try our book club! "Solo" - a novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess - features buried lies, hard-won truths, and rock and roll! We meet monthly during spring semester to read together and we'll finish the book by the time school is out for the summer!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes Black Migrations: Underground Railroad Craft and Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about the many heroes and faces of the Underground Railroad. Then they will choose one of these heroes and make a collage of him or her using paint. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM for Grownups: Why let kids have all the fun?

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids get to do the coolest stuff, like make robots and volcanoes. Why do they get to have all the fun? Join us as we do our own fun science projects! (You can be the cool grown-up that teaches them to kids!) No registration is necessary - just an interest in hands-on science fun.


Feb
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Polar Bear Day Storytime and Craft for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will listen to polar bear themed-stories and learn about the cute cuddly polar bears. A polar bear craft will follow where we will make polar bear keychains.


Feb
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Saturday Matinee

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the screening of the documentary, "The City and the World: 1945-2000," part of the PBS series, "American Experience: New York." For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Teens Make Broken Heart Art

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens create artwork inspired by their broken heart stories for display at Queensboro Hill Library. For more Broken Heart Programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Final Competition for Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is for children in grades 3 to 6 on February 21st, 2019 at 4pm. Two winners will be chosen to represent Queensboro Hill Library at the Central Library Spelling Bee Competition in Spring 2019, where a grand prize will be given to two winners.

The last practice run for this competition is February 14th at 4pm.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Title Swap at Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get ready to grow your reading list or share your own recommendations at this title swap led by our librarians! We've spent the winter reading every book we could get our hands (and ears) on, so we can let you know what's good. You'll leave here with a list of books to take you through to spring.


Feb
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Book Discussion of "The Girl with the Dragon Heart" by Stephanie Burgis

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will discuss "The Girl with the Dragon Heart" by Stephanie Burgis. A dragon craft will follow.


Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College Prep Workshops at Queensboro Hill Library

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is a three-session workshop focusing on the college preparation process. Each session will explore different topics:
"Is College for Me" 3/4
"Writing an Empowering College Essay" 3/11
"Developing a Plan for College" 3/25

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

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

Join us for three sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's/dementia can be a stressful and emotional journey that can affect the health of the caregiver. Come learn different ways to identify the signs of caregiver stress, as well as stress management techniques that will help you reduce stress and avoid caregiver burnout.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.