Queens Public Library provide programs and services that can enrich the lives of everyone in Queens, wherever they are.

We bring outreach initiatives to correctional facilities, shelters, hospitals, community centers, schools, nursing homes, faith-based institutions, veterans’ organizations, and more. We also partner with local and national businesses and employers, police and public safety departments, local agencies, and offices of state.

Community Events

Queens Public Library strives to maintain a strong presence in all neighborhoods throughout the borough. We attend events of all kinds, from street fairs and block parties to cultural and religious events. At these events, we engage with the community, speak about library services, sign people up for free library cards, and more!

If you would like to have Queens Public Library at your community event, please fill out our online outreach form. Remember to include the date, time, address, and expected number of attendees for your event. We cannot guarantee that we can fulfill all requests. Please expect a response in 5 business days.

Direct Library Service

For underserved populations (for example, incarcerated or unsheltered individuals), Outreach Services can provide reference and referral library services on-site. We can also provide a continuum of these services when visiting the library becomes possible.

Speakers’ Bureau

For officers, leaders, or event organizers of school, hospital, faith-based, or community organizations, we are available to attend meetings and address your group about Queens Public Library programs and services. We will give your members a presentation about free library services that are tailored to your group’s specific needs and interests.

Special Events

Queens Public Library also plans and implements special programming for the Queens community, like College Outreach Week, High School Outreach Week, National Library Week, Fly Into Literacy at LaGuardia Airport, and more.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Outreach Services, or you would like your organization to be a part of these services, please email Kim McNeil-Capers, the Director of Community Engagement.