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The Queens Library

 
The Queens Library located in Jamaica , NY, serves a book-hungry population of 2,2 million from 63 locations plus 6 Adult Learning Centers. It has one of the highest circulations of any public library in the world, and in Fiscal Year 2006, Queens Library set a new national circulation record with 20,2 million items loaned. Queens library also offers contemporary and classical performances by professional jazz musicians throughout the year.


Address: New York, NY, 11432    
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The Queens Library in NY
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The Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system. It is guided by a 19-member Board of Trustees appointed by either the Mayor of the City of New York or the Queens Borough President. The Mayor, the Speaker of the City Council, the Comptroller, the Public Advocate and the Borough President are ex-officio members. Thomas W. Galante, the Library Director, is responsible for the administration of the Queens Library.
Library Services:
Adult Literacy
Bienvenidos a Queens
Black Heritage Reference Center
Community Database
Employment at Queens Library
E-Newsletters
Friends of the Library
Get a Library Card
International Resource Center
Job Information Centers
Long Island Division
Print and Audio Books by Mail
My Queens Library
New Americans Program
Press Releases
Publications
Queens Library Foundation
Queens Library Galleries
Research Databases
Summer Reading Club
Volunteer
Wireless Network Access at Queens Library
WorldLinQ
Special Needs
Funding
Queens Library receives the majority of its operating expenses from the City of New York. In Fiscal Year 2006, total support was $107.5 million: City of New York (83 per cent); New York State (7 per cent); the United States of America (2 per cent) and the balance from contributions and other sources.
At A Glance
    * In Fiscal Year 2006, 20.2 million items were circulated, a record.
    * In Fiscal Year 2006, in-person attendance was 13.9 million people.
    * Some 495,000 people attended 24,500 free programs.
    * Staff answered 11.5 million reference and directional inquiries, a record.
    * There were 87,365 new borrowers in FY 2006, a record.
    * Queens Library has more than 6.8 million items in its collections.
    * There were 794,000 active borrowers in FY 2006.
    * Friends of the Queens Library comprise 2,000 members. Friends are instrumental in volunteering, Promoting and advocating for the Library. For information, call 718-990-8585.
    * Exhibitions in the Queens Library Gallery and the International Resource Center Gallery are popular additions To Queens’ cultural life. Recent exhibits have included From Burgh to Borough: Queens Enters the 20th Century; Space Adventures, an interactive exhibit for children on space exploration; Another Africa: Photographs by Robert Lyons. For information on the Gallery and its programs, phone 718-990-8665.
    * Queens Library received the first-ever National Award for Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C. in April 2000.
    * More than 3,000 students attended structured classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages. Thousands more used the Adult Learning Centers for self-study and English conversation practice.



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89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, New York, NY, 11432

Website: The Queens Library  The Queens Library serves a book-hungry population of 2.2 million from 63 locations plus 6 Adult Learning Centers.

 
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