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Civic Engagement & Leadership Development

Queens Public Library is committed to helping residents take an active role in strengthening your community; and to support the mission of the institution.

The library offers workshops, forums, and other resources that promote the development of skills to better equip residents, stakeholders, professionals and others to assume active roles within local civic institutions.   

As a fixture in Queens for over a century, the Library values its reputation as a community leader able to bridge culture, economics, religion and ethnicity to bring together all people.  

The continued involvement of the public is essential to the fabric of democracy.  Socio-economic and political decisions are influenced through the opinions and beliefs of informed citizens; and have a major impact in shaping the policies and direction of the nation.   We believe that access to credible and reliable forms of information and opportunities create and nurture civic minded individuals capable of making informed choices that positively impact the well-being of the community.