Do you offer help with immigration and citizenship? I also need to improve my English, what classes do you offer?

And do you have books or classes in my own language.  Can you help me?



The New Americans Program celebrates Queens residents’ cultures and helps newcomers understand life in the United States.

We have a number of programs, activities, and services designed especially for new Americans. These include: English Classes, Immigration Assistance, and Programs and Collections in your Language.

Learn more about some of our trusted services below:

Citizenship Preparation

New Yorkers who want to become U.S. citizens are invited to QPL for free citizenship programs and workshops. We offer Formal Citizenship Classes at several library locations. Classes are taught by experienced instructors and all materials are provided free of charge. Participants are required to attend the entire 10-week series and will have access to citizenship application assistance by appointment.

Free Citizenship Assistance Clinics are also available throughout the year in partnership with several legal service providers. Eligible Legal Permanent Residents can receive free assistance with completing application process or filling out forms. For more information on Citizenship Preparation workshops, please call 718-990-0894 or email

Coping Skills Programs And Computer Instruction

Find free lectures and workshops to help immigrants adjust to life in their new country. Professionals such as lawyers, teachers, and counselors present programs about immigration law, citizenship, tenants’ rights, career planning, starting a business, parenting and health. Programs are presented in English and the major international languages of Queens, including Bengali, Spanish, and Chinese.  Computer instruction in Chinese, Bengali, and Spanish is regularly offered at several community libraries. 

Cultural Arts Programs

QPL proudly celebrates the arts and literature of the many ethnic groups in Queens’ communities. Join us for programs, including music, dance, and drama performances, bilingual poetry readings, storytelling and crafts. Major festivals that we celebrate include Diwali, Eid al-Fitr, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Lunar New Year.

Get more information about our various programs here.

Click to see these programs on our current calendar (various languages):

Contact us:

New Americans Program
Queens Public Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432
718-990-0894 (phone) 
718-990-8626 (fax)

  • Last Updated Jan 31, 2024
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