For the third year, we have awarded our Go the Extra Mile (G.E.M) Award to our volunteers 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.”

Learn more about this year’s recipients here!

Congratulations to our recipients and thank you to all our QPL volunteers!


2020 G.E.M. Volunteer Award Recipients:  

Ariana Islam – Library Aide at Broadway


May “Hui-Chien” Ding – Clerical Aide/ESOL Conversation Group Facilitator at Flushing Adult Learning Center


Rezwanuddin “Rezwan” Ahmed – Chess Club Leader at Flushing


Anita Harvey-Edwards – Homework Helper at Rosedale



2020 G.E.M. Volunteer Award Honorable Mentions:

Caroline LaMarr- Library Aide at Pomonok


Oluwapelumi Fasola – Homework Helper at Central - Teen Space


Israel Weiss – Tabletop Gaming Aide at Queensboro Hill