Changing your community or making a difference doesn’t have to wait until you’ve grown up. The library hosts three Youth Leadership Councils that help to advocate for their communities – they are also a great way to earn community service hours, gain leadership experience, prepare for college and careers, and even network with city leaders! You can develop references to help you in the next stage of your life.


If you are between the ages of 14-21, consider applying to be a member of a Youth Leadership Council. The councils will meet at Cambria Heights, Central, and Flushing.


Apply online and come out to the required orientation at your nearest branch:


Cambria Heights

218-13 Linden Boulevard

Orientation Date: Wednesday, November 7 at 4pm


Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Orientation Date: Thursday, October 11 at 4pm


Flushing Library

41-17 Main Street

Orientation Date: Thursday, October 11 at 4pm