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Queens Public Library in Elmhurst unveils new eco-friendly garden with support from National Grid


May. 23, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Officials from Queens Public Library were joined by National Grid benefactors on Wednesday afternoon to cut the ribbon on Elmhurst Library’s transformed garden.  The community celebrated the beautification of the 1,800-square-foot space, which now has a habitat for butterflies, bees and other insects to live in harmony with the…
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Queens Public Library launches Banned Books Week celebrating freedom to read


Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens Public Library (QPL) will defend the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, through a series of events and activities recognizing the stories, voices and titles threatened by censorship across the nation. QPL will also raise public awareness through large graphics at the entrance of every location with the message, “All Books Are Welcome Here. Protect the Freedom to Read.” The initiative comes at a time when book bans and challenges have been rising sharply across America, putting libraries on the frontlines of protecting the freedom to read. Although such book…
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Queens Public Library celebrates hip-hop with special edition cards

Jul. 7, 2023 By John Schilling To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Queens Public Library (QPL) will release a limited edition library card that honors the genre’s global significance and the role New York City played in its rise as a cultural movement. The new library cards feature a purple background with a…
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