Current News and Updates
ANNOUNCEMENT: Returning Library Volunteers to "In-Person" Service Created On 5/26/2021
As Queens Public Library moves to Phase 2 of its Reopening Plan, it is diligently preparing to welcome volunteers back to "in-person" service within branches. With the Library continues towards this goal, we want to provide an update about several changes to expect upon your return.
Meet the 2021 Go the Extra Mile (G.E.M.) Volunteer Award Recipients Created On 4/22/2021
Queens Public Library awards the Go the Extra Mile (G.E.M.) Award to those who go above and beyond in their service and embody the Library’s mission “to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities.”
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Civic Engagement & Leadership
Community leadership is unique and unlike other positions. Individuals motivate and inspire others to action. They are insiders who can articulate the beliefs, hopes, and needs of their community.
A community partnership or “coalition” is a group of local partners who work together to solve shared problems impacting multiple sectors.
Cultural competency or "equity, diversity and inclusion", is the understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities within and between groups.