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Friends of Queens Public Library

The Friends of Queens Public Library were established to increase the support and involvement of local residents to help achieve the mission of the institution to "transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities".

Friends groups meet on a regular basis to:

  • Sponsor library programming and services that would otherwise be limited or unavailable due to budget constraints

  • Conduct outreach to the community and inform residents about library activities and resources

  • Participate in advocacy campaigns designed to garner widespread support of critical library priorities 


Friends Chapters

Friends Neighborhood Chapters are a network of local groups that represent a specific branch location and tasked with supporting Library activities through fundraising to sponsor programming, materials, and resources; conducting outreach to better inform and encourage residents to attend programming; and advocate on behalf of the library with local stakeholders, including elected officials and business owners to provide support to the institution.

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