Mobile Library blog

Queens Library and the Friends of Hunters Point Library are pleased to announce a special series of library services coming to the Gantries all summer long. All activities are free.

Beginning May 31st and continuing on Saturdays:

• The Mobile Library will be parked each Saturday at Gantry State Park, Center Blvd and 48th Ave., from 8:30 – 5:30 to offer books and materials for all ages for loan as well as digital downloads onsite and special library offerings. The Mobile Library will be on site, rain or shine, except July 5.

• The Friends of Hunters Point Library will be supporting a “pop-up” library on Saturdays in the Gantries park, offering reading and activities starting at 11 a.m. with children’s story hour and continuing to 2 p.m. The pop-up library will be on site, except July 5, if the weather permits.

• In partnership with Urban Libraries Unite and with the generous support of the Food Cellar, a mini library will be placed at the Food Cellar. It will be modeled on “take a book, leave a book.” Wifi will be available and there will be a free downloadable digital library.

On May 31st, a special kick-off of the series will take place 11 a.m. to 2 pm. featuring the Volunteer Library Brigade hosting reading hour and activities, book giveaways and more. Join the community in welcoming the Solar Powered Library to the neighborhood.  

“Through this innovative partnership with the Friends of the Library and the community of Hunters Point, we can look forward to a summer of reading, enrichment and more resources that libraries have to offer. We thank the Friends for their leadership and look forward to building on this strong community foundation,” said Thomas W. Galante, President and CEO, Queens Library.

“The Hunters Point community deserves a world class library and we are very much looking forward to seeing that vision become a reality. While we wait on the bricks and mortar we are so pleased to have the Mobile Library service and excited to bring this sun and volunteer fueled pop-up library service. Everyone should become a Friend of the Library today!” said Mark Christie, President of the Friends of Hunters Point Library.

Note: There will be no service on July 5th; pop-up library is weather permitting; mobile library will be there rain or shine