Outreach Services

The Queens Library is dedicated to serving our customers, both inside and outside of the library. The Department of Community Engagement is responsible for ensuring that Queens Library has a strong presence within the borough of Queens. Whether we are tabling at a community-based event or on the mobile library (also known as the bookmobile), Queens Library is making sure that Queens Library is for everyone.


Community Outreach

If you would like to have the Queens Library present at your community-based event, please fill out our online outreach form. Remember to include the date, time, address, and expected number of attendance for your event.

Queens Library participates in a host of community events around Queens to promote the programs, services, and resources available to the public at our branches. Examples of events we participate in and organizations we partner with include educational institutions, government-sponsored events, community/street fairs, religious-based events, health centers, veteran associations, and much more!


Special Events

The Queens Library also plans and implements programming for the Queens community. If you would like your organization to be a part of any of the following initiatives, please email Kim McNeil-Capers, the Director of Community Engagement (kim.mcneilcapers@queenslibrary.org).

College Outreach Week / High School Outreach Week


National Library Week


Fly Into Literacy at LaGuardia Airport

Mobile Library

If you would like to have the mobile library present at your community-based event, please fill out our online outreach form. The mobile library is the size of a city bus and requires appropriate accommodations for parking.

Tour of Our Mobile Library



Director of Community Engagement, Kim McNeil-Capers, also oversees correctional outreach services to Rikers Island Correctional Facility and Queensboro Correctional Facility. Reentry services are also offered to patrons that have been recently released from jail or prison, or currently on parole or probation. For more information, visit the Correctional Outreach web page.


We cannot guarantee that we can fulfill all requests. Please expect a response in 5 business days.