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Queens Libraries Receive $14M For Improvements

A dozen library branches will get money for upgrades. 

Astoria »

Former Queens Library Head Used Public Funds on Concert Tickets and Meals

Tom Galante misspent hundreds of thousands of dollars on things like meals and furniture, an audit says.

Far Rockaway »

Teens Act as Judge and Jury in Queens 'Youth Court'

Teens accused of misdemeanor crimes will have their justice administered by their peers in Far Rockaway.

Jamaica »

Queens Library Fills Void After Closure of City's Last Sheet Music Store

The library features the largest circulating collection of sheet music in the city.  

Corona »

Search Begins for Queens' Next Poet Laureate

Published poets who live in and write about Queens are encouraged to apply by April 24.

Astoria »

Renovation on Kids Center at Broadway Library to Include Model Train Set

The kids' reading room boasts new carpeting, furniture, computers and other upgrades.

Jamaica »

See What's Happening in Queens for Black History Month

Several Queens cultural institutions organize events celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.

Jackson Heights »

NYC ID Card Appointments Backed Up to April in Spots Amid High Demand

Applicants waited on line for hours just to book appointments as far ahead as April, officials said.

Jamaica »

Queens Library Fires Its Boss After Reviewing His Spending

The board of trustees voted to oust the library's CEO, Thomas Galante.

Jamaica »

Library Cards Are Connecting Queens Residents to Wi-Fi

Cardholders can now check out Wi-Fi devices at several branches, including Jamaica and Forest Hills.

Bed-Stuy »

Brooklyn Libraries Loan Out Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Cardholders can get Internet access at home for up to one year with the library's mobile hot spots.

Jamaica »

Former Queens Library Trustees Withdraw Lawsuit Demanding to Get Reinstated

Six former trustees filed the lawsuit after Melinda Katz removed them from the board.

Jackson Heights »

Photographer Shows Off Queens Library, Borough Lit in Instagram Project

Steve Vazquez, aka "Mr. Queenscapes," will take over the Queens Library's Instagram page for a week. 

Jamaica »

Queens Library Boss Expensed Mets Memorabilia, Maroon 5 Tickets: Audit

Thomas Galante used library funds for Maroon 5 concert tickets and Mets great Mookie Wilson's autograph.