It's QPL Day!

Happy QPL Day!

In celebration of Queens Public Library's 128th birthday, here is a special message from QPL President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott.

It’s Queens Public Library’s birthday, and we’re celebrating 128 years of service to our communities. Not many institutions have been around this long. I think one reason why QPL endures is that we have continued to adapt to the needs and interests of our customers, which have certainly changed a lot since our founding in 1896.

Today, Queens Public Library is one of the busiest library systems in the country. Flushing Library, the oldest branch in our system, recently welcomed more than 4,000 people in one day. Throughout the borough, we are proud to be a place where people can come for discovery, connection, and personal development.

As we look ahead to our 129th year, I want to thank you for being a valued member of the QPL community. Together we have faced funding challenges, a nationwide censorship movement, and a global pandemic. Your friendship and goodwill have strengthened our ability to provide free access to knowledge, inspiration, and opportunity to the people of Queens and beyond.

If you are able, I hope you will consider supporting Queens Public Library and our mission to transform people’s lives, no matter their background or circumstances.

Thank you for your partnership, and Happy QPL Day!

Dennis M. Walcott
President and CEO
Queens Public Library