Share Your Queens Memory. Everyone's story is important, and together, our personal histories tell the complex and complete history of our borough. There are many ways you can help Queens Memory capture and preserve our shared cultural heritage.

Queens Memory Table Set-Up
January 26 2017
Photographer: Richard Lee
Attendees at Richmond Hill Love Letter Event
October 8 2016
Photographer: Aneeta Mitha
Community History event at the Court Square Community Library
February 11 2014
Photographer: Cori Blanco
Richmond Hill Love Letter Event at Forest Park
September 17 2016
Photographer: Bridget Bartolini
Downtown Jamaica History Event at King Manor
July 9 2016
Photographer: Aimai Reporter
Richmond Hill Love Letter Event at Lefferts Community Library
April 9 2016
Photographer: Alex Gordan
Community History Event at the Ridgewood Library
January 27 2016
Photographer: Maggie Schreiner
Community History Day in St. Albans
May 6 2014
Photographer: Natalie Milbrodt
Community History Event at the Woodhaven Library
September 14 2015
Photographer: Maggie Schreiner
Community History Event at the Sunnyside Library
April 11 2015
Photographer: Alexandra Lederman


Upload your photos and other records of life in Queens. Files may only be uploaded one at a time because you will supply information about each item you submit. If you have a large number of records to share, or have questions, contact us.

Visit Us. Share your memories.

We host public events all over Queens where you can learn something new about your neighborhood, share your own memories, and get your family's photos digitized for free! Our staff saves your contributions to our permanent archival collections and to a thumb drive you can take home. We also host training events for volunteer contributors who wish to learn oral history interviewing and digitization.


There are many ways you can help us preserve Queens' cultural heritage. As a community volunteer, you can help out at our community history events, go on assignment to photograph a neighborhood, process oral history recordings, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering, please Contact Us.

We are currently looking for Community Liaisons interested in helping us connect with a variety of communities in Queens.

Interview Someone from Queens

Everyone's story is important. We want to document diverse life stories in our borough. We provide training and equipment to support our oral historian volunteers who go out to document their families and communities. Become a Queens Memory interviewer

Donate to support Queens Memory

Help us reach our goals to:

  • Host public events in every community in Queens
  • Purchase equipment and provide training to support volunteer contributors
  • Offer highly accessible and appealing online access to Queens Memory collections

To contribute, please make your check payable to "Queens Borough Public Library" and include "Queens Memory donation" in the memo field

Mail checks to:

Queens Central Library
Metadata Services
Attn: Natalie Milbrodt
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432