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Summer Reading Programming

Queens Public Library is your one-stop shop for summer reading. Our upcoming programs include children’s crafts and storytimes, book groups and author talks for adults, and nature education inspired by our 2022 summer reading theme: Oceans of Possibilities. There’s something for everyone! To view all of our summer programs, check out our complete calendar:

Arts & Crafts to Take Home by Sueli Zaquem (In-Person)

From July 6-August 31, children (ages 4+ and over) are invited to the Bellerose Library every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to pick up an exciting craft project to take home. First-come, first-served.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, July 6-August 31
11am
Bellerose (250-06 Hillside Avenue)

Saturday Movie Matinee (In-Person)

Come join us at South Ozone Park for our Saturday Movie Matinees! Each week we will be showing a selection of family-friendly films to enjoy! All are welcome.
Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27
2pm
South Ozone Park (128-16 Rockaway Boulevard)

Family Movie Matinee (In-Person)

Join us for a family-friendly movie!
Saturdays, July 9, 16; August 13, 20
2pm
Astoria (14-01 Astoria Boulevard)

Timeless Tales (In-Person)

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all kinds of fun!
Mondays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8
10:30am
Central Library (89-11 Merrick Boulevard)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers are welcome to listen to storytelling and children's songs.
Mondays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22
10:30am
Bayside (214-20 Northern Boulevard)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Littles and their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, and fingerplays, followed by play time.
Mondays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10:30am
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers are welcome to listen to sweet storytelling and children's songs.
Mondays, July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22
10:30am
Bayside (214-20 Northern Boulevard)

Open Painting (In-Person)

Children of all ages are welcome for some artistic fun. Come and paint!
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
1pm
Queens Village (94-11 217 Street)

Crazy 8s Math Club For Grades K-2 (In-Person)

Math will NEVER be the same after you spend the summer with the Crazy 8s Math Club! Learn geometry with glow sticks, then launch pom-poms when you make your own catapult. At Crazy 8s, we build stuff, run, jump, laugh, and play with math. Children in Kindergarten-Grade 2 welcome! We've got Crazy 8s for bigger kids, too; just ask!
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
1pm
Corona (38-23 104 Street)

Crafts Ages 2-5 (In-Person)

Crafts for children ages 2-5. Supplies will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24
1:30pm
Broad Channel (16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard)

Creative Corner (In-Person)

We're rolling out the Creative Corner every Wednesday from 2-5pm at Corona! The cart is loaded with creative materials to let your kids unleash their inner artist. All ages welcome, no registration necessary—just come on in!
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
2pm
Corona (38-23 104 Street)

Teen Crafts (In-Person)

Join us every Wednesday afternoon for a craft-making workshop! From wind chimes to knitting to sewing with LEDs, if your hands are bored, we've got a cure.
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10
2pm
Flushing (41-17 Main Street)

The History of Balloons with Nick the Balloonatic—plus Free Summer Meals (In-Person)

Award-winning balloon artist, Nick the Balloonatic, will teach the history of balloons and share how balloons impact art, science, math, geography, and even safety. With over 30 years of experience in balloon artistry, Nick has twisted balloons all over the world. At this event he will interact with participants—all while sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special. Come to this event ahead of time and enjoy free, healthy summer meals (for children 18 and under), only from 1-2pm!
Monday, August 8
2pm
Ridgewood (20-12 Madison Street)

Crafternoon for Kids (In-Person)

Come to the library for a fun session of arts & crafts! Crafts will be suitable for children age 3+ and up with adult assistance. Supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
3:30pm
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike)

Crazy 8s Math Club for Grades 3-5 (In-Person)

Math will NEVER be the same after you spend the summer with the Crazy 8s Math Club! Learn geometry with glow sticks, then launch pom-poms when you make your own catapult. At Crazy 8s, we build stuff, run, jump, laugh, and play with math. Children in grades 3-5 welcome! We've got Crazy 8s for younger kids, too; just ask!
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
1pm
Corona (38-23 104 Street)

Noguchi Educators: Artmaking (In-Person)

Join Noguchi Educator Luned Palmer at the Long Island City Library and make art inspired by nature! We'll think of Oceans of Possibilities as we explore inspiring materials and make artistic choices.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
1pm
Long Island City (37-44 21 Street)

Exploration Stations (In-Person)

Join us for a variety of activity stations featuring LEGOs and other building sets, toys, and games that give children ages 5-12 the chance to play, build, create, imagine, and explore!
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
2pm
Long Island City (37-44 21 Street)

School Age Children's Club (In-Person)

There is Summer Reading fun at the St. Albans library for children in grades 1-5. Join us on Thursdays, 2pm!
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
2pm
St. Albans (191-05 Linden Boulevard)

Thursday Afternoon Kahoot Trivia Challenge (In-Person)

Join us for an afternoon of Kahoot Trivia Challenge. Participants will use a smart device or computer to lock in their answers to trivia questions. The player with the highest score will win a prize! All are welcome in on the fun. No registration is required but space is limited.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
2pm
South Ozone Park (128-16 Rockaway Boulevard)

Game Time! (In-Person)

Come to the Children's Meeting Room to play a variety of table-top games. Registration is not required, but space is limited. First-come, first-served. For kids in grades 4-6. Register here.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11
2:15pm
Flushing (41-17 Main Street)

Arts & Crafts (In-Person)

Come to the library for a fun session of arts & crafts for children ages 5-12. Supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
3pm
McGoldrick (155-06 Roosevelt Ave.)

Teen Time (In-Person)

Join us for crafts, games, and hanging out with friends! For teenagers entering grades 7-12.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
3pm
Steinway (21-45 31 Street)

Science Everywhere! (In-Person)

Science is all around us! Each Thursday afternoon, kids ages 6-12 can explore the world through hands-on activities and experiments, stories, and creative arts-and-crafts projects. Registration not required, but supplies may be limited. Hunters Point Library Environmental Center programming is made possible by the Newtown Creek Environmental Benefit Fund, administered by City Parks Foundation and funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
4pm
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Marvel Movie Thursdays (In-Person)

Come join us at South Ozone Park for Marvel Movie Thursdays! Families are welcome. No registration is required, but space is limited.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
5pm
South Ozone Park (128-16 Rockaway Boulevard)

Family Nights in the Garden (In-Person)

Let's get outdoors! Join us for Family Nights in the Garden on select Thursdays this summer. Activities will include storytimes, chalk drawing, and bubbles.
Thursdays, July 14, 21; August 4, 11, 18, 25
6pm
Ridgewood (20-12 Madison Street)

Chess Club (In-Person)

Players age 8+ and over learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
6pm
Bayside (214-20 Northern Boulevard)

Diamond Painting for Teens & Adults (In-Person)

Join us for a Thursday evening summer series of Diamond Painting for Teens and Adults! Your projects will be stored at the library until completion or end of program series. Register by phone at (718) 454-2786 or in-person.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
6pm
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike)

Pajama Storytime (In-Person)

Come listen to some silly stories before bedtime! Feel welcome to wear your coziest PJs, bring your favorite stuffed animal, or wrap yourself up in a comfy blanket for this evening’s family storytime.
Thursdays, July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25
6:30pm
Queens Village (94-11 217 Street)

Baby & Me (In-Person)

Enjoy fun stories, songs, music, rhymes, finger-plays, and baby bounces followed by playtime! For babies and young toddlers (birth-18 months) and their parent or caregiver.
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19
10:30am
Poppenhusen (121-23 14 Avenue)

All-Ages Storytime (In-Person)

Every Friday morning, children of all ages are welcome to join our Summer Reading Storytime. We'll read books, sing ocean-themed songs, and much more!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19
11:30am
Peninsula (92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard)

Fun Fridays (In-Person)

Join us for board games, trivia, coloring, and more fun! This program will run every Friday throughout the summer. Parents are welcome to join in, too!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
2pm
South Ozone Park (128-16 Rockaway Boulevard)

Game Day! (In-Person)

Join us on Fridays throughout the summer for board games, cards, and more fun. Bring friends—or make new ones!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
2pm
Queens Village (94-11 217 Street)

Film Fridays for Kids (In-Person)

Come join us at Hillcrest for films for families every other Friday this summer!
Fridays. July 15, 29; August 12, 26
2pm
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike)

Art/Trivia (In-Person)

Join us for fun and creative art and trivia programs for teens!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
2:15pm
Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street)

Read Aloud and Craft Time (In-Person)

Listen to a librarian read a Summer Reading-themed book—and make a fun craft project to take home! This event is first-come, first-served. For ages 6-12.
Fridays, July 15, 29, August 12, 26
2:30pm
Sunnyside (43-06 Greenpoint Avenue)

Book Buzz and a Movie: Oceans of Possibilities (In-Person)

Join us on Fridays to explore great ocean-themed books and enjoy a seafaring, swashbuckling movie! Each week a set of exciting books will be selected and presented by a librarian, followed by a feature-length movie with similar themes. For ages 10+ through adult.
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
3pm
Poppenhusen (121-23 14 Avenue)

Animal Crossing Island Building for Teens (In-Person)

Come play Animal Crossing on our Nintendo Switch and help the Peninsula Library make our own summer island paradise!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19
3pm
Peninsula (92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard)

Family Movie Matinee (In-Person)

Calling all families! Join us on Friday afternoons for a family-friendly movie!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
3pm
Windsor Park (79-50 Bell Boulevard)

Friday Afternoon Gaming for Kids (In-Person)

Come hang out and play some games with your friends at the library. We have all your favorite classics, like Jenga, chess, and Uno. Or enjoy playing one of our unique, more challenging Summer Reading-themed games!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
3:30pm
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

Board Games (In-Person)

Join us for a fun afternoon of board games for teens. Bring friends, or make new ones!
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
4pm
Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street)

Bored? Game (In-Person)

Have nothing to do on Friday afternoons? Come play board games in the Teen Room! Play old classics with friends or learn to play new ones.
Fridays, July 15, 22; August 5, 12, 19, 26
4pm
Flushing (41-17 Main Street)

Art/Craft/Trivia (In-Person)

Adults are welcome to join us in a summer full of art, crafts, and trivia.
Fridays, July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12, 19, 26
4pm
Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street)

Create Your Own Comic Book Series (In-Person)

Learn to create your own comic book! In this four-part series, we'll cover the basics of drawing and creating a character (superhero, villain, or otherwise), plus world-building, storytelling, and much more. Funded by the New York Life Foundation, the 2022 city-wide sponsor for Summer Reading and Learning Programs.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, July 19, 27; August 2, 9
2pm
Cambria Heights (218-13 Linden Boulevard)

Afternoon Crafts for Children (In-Person)

Children ages 7-11 years old can join us at the library for a fun session of arts & crafts.
Wednesdays, July 20, 27; August 3, 10
2:30pm
Baisley Park (117-11 Sutphin Boulevard)

Picture Book and Craft Time (In-Person)

Join us for stories and crafts for children ages 3-5. First-come, first-served.
Fridays, July 22; August 5, 19
11am
Sunnyside (43-06 Greenpoint Avenue)

Book Club for Teens (In-Person)

Come to the South Jamaica library and enjoy our book club for teens!
Tuesdays, July 26; August 30
3:30pm
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

Animal Show with Jason Reilly (In-Person)

Join Jason and his frogs, bugs, and other animals. Meet Princess the Frog, Baby the Tortoise, and Chica the Chinchilla! Learn about where they are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Everyone is encouraged to pet and touch animals, laugh, and sing with a surprise guest character. At the end of the show, swim through a sea of bubbles to celebrate the Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities! This program is funded by the New York Life Foundation.
Weekdays, July 27; August 5, 10, 15, 18
2pm
Hollis (202-05 Hillside Avenue)

Color Club (In-Person)

Children of all ages can come to the library to be creative in a relaxing atmosphere. Coloring activities will change from day to day: from simple crayons and paper, to more complex markers and velvet-textured pictures—and beyond.
Weekdays August 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31
10:15am
Arverne (312 Beach 54 Street)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Join us for fun stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers (ages 13-35 months, who can walk). Full and active participation of accompanying caregivers is encouraged. Registration is open the day before each session only. Each child attending needs to be registered; adults do not. Doors close at 10:25am!
Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
10:15am
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Join us for fun stories, songs, and rhymes for toddlers (ages 13-35 months, who can walk). Full and active participation of accompanying caregivers is encouraged. Registration is open the day before each session only. Each child attending needs to be registered; adults do not. Doors close at 11:25am!
Mondays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
11:15am
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Sunny Days STEAM Games (In-Person)

Children of all ages can exercise their creativity and learn new things while having fun with STEAM activities at the library.
Weekdays, August 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31
2:30pm
Arverne (312 Beach 54 Street)

Summer Art Intensive: Illustrating the Graphic Novel (In-Person)

The graphic novel is a rich gateway to the visual arts through which middle schoolers can traverse worlds and build their own creative voices. In this art intensive, students will explore techniques for visual storytelling through drawing and discussion, including the essentials of establishing a sketchbook practice. Throughout the week, artists will work towards completing the cover art for their own graphic novel. Students will also be introduced to character development, design, plot structure, storyboarding, penciling, inking, coloring, space, and perspective. The series is for middle school students. Registration is required. Major support provided by the New York Life Foundation, the city-wide sponsor Summer Reading and Learning Programs.
Weekdays, August 1-5
3pm
Elmhurst (86-07 Broadway)

Craft Creations (In-Person)

Bring the family together at the library to create a variety of crafts. At this event, kids will get to tap into their creativity and problem-solving skills as they learn to follow directions and make their own crafts together.
Weekdays, August 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31
4pm
Arverne (312 Beach 54 Street)

Octopus Friend Craft (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Make your own octopus friend in the Children's Room! This is a self-directed program for all to join. Supplies will be left out from August 1-16.
August 1-16
5pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Summer Reading Movie: Luca (In-Person)

Join us for a screening of the family-friendly film Luca (PG).
Tuesday, August 2
12pm
Queensboro Hill (60-05 Main Street)

August: Art Adventure/STEAM/Trivia Grades 1-3 (In-Person)

Children in grades 1-3 are welcome to join us in discovering Oceans of Possibilities through crafts, STEAM activities and trivia games!
Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23
2:15pm
Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street)

Writing Club! (In-Person)

One week children will get to share a funny, scary, or entertaining book with their friends—then write a review and decorate it however they like. Other weeks, they may choose to write about a topic of their choice! Library staff will be available to help and encourage the children, and then put any finished work on display.
Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16
2:30pm
Glen Oaks (256-04 Union Turnpike)

Summer Fun for Pre-K Kids (Ages 3-5) (In-Person)

QPL is offering summer fun for Pre-K kids (ages 3-5) and their caregivers! Types of activities vary each week. Online registration is required. Each child attending needs to be registered; adults do not.
Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
4pm
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Join us for fun stories, songs, and, rhymes for toddlers (ages 13-35 months, who can walk). Full and active participation of accompanying caregivers is encouraged. Registration is open the day before each session only. Each child attending needs to be registered; adults do not. Doors close at 10:25am!
Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
10:15am
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Octopus Storytime & Craft Activity (In-Person)

Join us at the South Jamaica branch for an ocean-themed picture book storytime. This week, we'll be exploring the oceans with our favorite eight-legged friend: the octopus. Open to children ages 2-4 and their families.
Wednesday, August 3
11am
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

Kids Karaoke (In-Person)

For children ages 7-12. The children will choose a favorite song and read the lyrics from the screen. Register online starting July 27, 12am.
Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Seashell Craft (In-Person)

Join Mrs. Tsai's Crafternoon Programs in the Children's Meeting Room and celebrate Oceans of Possibilities this summer! For children ages 6-8. No registration required.
Wednesday, August 3
2:15pm
Flushing (41-17 Main Street)

Building Legos (In-Person)

Join us for a fun time learning to build with Legos. Space is limited. Please sign up at the Reference Desk.
Weekdays, August 3, 11, 25
6pm
Kew Gardens Hills (72-33 Vleigh Place)

Fishy Scavenger Hunt for Kids (In-Person)

For children ages 6-12: come search for ocean-related clues around the Children's Room! Register online starting July 21, 12am.
Thursday, August 4
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

August: Art Adventure/STEAM/Trivia Grades 4-6 (In-Person)

Children in grades 1-3 are welcome to join us in discovering Oceans of Possibilities through crafts, STEAM activities, and trivia games!
Thursdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25
2:15pm
Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street)

Thursday Craft: Paper Sea Turtle (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Come by every Thursday at 4:30pm for an ocean-themed craft! This week the children's librarian will teach everyone about making sea turtles.
Thursday, August 4
4:30pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Oceans Paint Night (In-Person)

Make a beautiful ocean-themed painting at our adult paint night! Supplies are limited. Please register over the phone or in-person with the Douglaston/Little Neck Branch.
Thursday, August 4
6pm
Douglaston/Little Neck (249-01 Northern Boulevard)

Teen Role-Playing Games: Lady Blackbird (Virtual)

Love shows like Critical Role and The Adventure Zone, but don't have time or money for Dungeons and Dragons? Play an easy-to-learn tabletop Role-Playing Game in one virtual session with other teens across Queens! On the run from an arranged marriage, Lady Blackbird has hired a pirate skyship to try and get her to the safety of her once-boyfriend, the Pirate King Uriah Flint. Unfortunately, mid-journey she and her crew have been apprehended by an Imperial ship and thrown into the brig! Will they escape to flee across the sea of stars? Register here.
Thursday, August 4
6pm

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (In-Person)

Songs, simple stories, fingerplays, and bouncing rhymes for babies who are not yet walking (birth-12 months) and their parents/caregivers. Babies will sit on adult laps throughout the session. Online registration required; registration is open the day before each session only. Each child attending needs to be registered; adults do not. Please join on time, as doors close at 10:25am!
Fridays, August 5, 12, 26
10:15am
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Mother Goose Time for up to 11 Months (In-Person)

Join us for a storytime just for babies! We will have fun with stories, songs and rhymes!
Fridays, August 5, 12, 19
10:30am
Glen Oaks (256-04 Union Turnpike)

Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (In-Person)

Songs, simple stories, finger plays, and bouncing rhymes for babies who are not yet walking (birth-12 months) and their parents/caregivers. Babies will sit on adult laps throughout the session. Online registration required; registration is open the day before each session only. Each child attending needs to be registered; adults do not. Please join on time, as doors close at 11:25 am!
Fridays, August 5, 12, 26
11:15am
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Toddler Time (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. On Friday mornings at 11:30am, we'll be offering an ocean-themed toddler time.
Fridays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
11:30am
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Friday Movie: Shark Tale (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Come by on Friday afternoons at 2pm for movies for children and families. This week we'll be screening Shark Tale! Caregivers are welcome to join in!
Friday, August 5
2pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Color Your Own Under-the-Sea Door Hanger (In-Person)

Our Summer Reading theme is Oceans of Possibilities! Join us to add your creative touch to your own under-the-sea door hanger.
Friday, August 5
2pm
Briarwood (85-12 Main Street)

Friday Fun (In-Person)

Have fun with the whole family with puzzles, games, and more for kids 4-12 years old. Different activities on different weeks! No registration required.
Fridays, August 5, 12, 19, 26
4pm
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Children's Movie: The Little Mermaid (In-Person)

For children of all ages Rated G. Register here starting July 23, 12am.
Saturday, August 6
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Toddler Craft (In-Person)

Join us for a jellyfish-themed craft. Perfect for children ages 2+ and up!
Monday, August 8
11am
Whitestone (151-10 14 Road)

Fit4Kids Dance Party (In-Person)

Get up and get moving in this children-friendly Dance Party! Fit4Kids Dance Party instructor will provide a fun and energetic dance and music experience.
Monday, August 8
11:30am
Briarwood (85-12 Main Street)

Seahorse Storytime and Craft for Kids (In-Person)

For children ages 7-12. Everyone will make an adorable sea horse and hear sea horse-themed stories read aloud. Register here by July 27, 12am.
Monday, August 8
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Theater Fun with Kids and Teens (In-Person)

Try out your acting skills at Ridgewood this summer! Each week we’ll play different theater games and participate in scripted performances. No experience necessary—come express yourself!
Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23
2:30pm
Ridgewood (20-12 Madison Street)

Tabletop Games at Corona 

What's a tabletop game? It's a game you play on the table! It can be a board game, like Monopoly; a card game, like Uno; or a dice game, like Zombie Dice. Every Tuesday during the summer, we'll be learning a new tabletop game at Corona—but we'll have other favorites around, too, if that week's game isn't for you. Join the fun and learn a new game! 
Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 30   
4pm 
Corona (38-23 104 Street) 

Book Club Swim Team (In-Person) 

Join us for a read aloud! Children will get to listen and read along, then discuss the readings. For ages 8-12. 
Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23, 30 
4pm 
Rochdale Village (169-09 137 Avenue) 

Craft (In-Person)  

Come and join us for some fun summertime crafts! We'll be making drums, Go Fish games, and masks, to name a few, on different days.  
Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23  
2pm  
Whitestone (151-10 14 Road) 

Crafty Tuesdays! 

Join us for our Summer Reading: Oceans of Possibilities craft. We will make a variety of ocean-inspired crafts such as a Go Fish game, a Koinobori windsock, and a jellyfish! 
Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 30 
2:30pm 
East Elmhurst (95-06 Astoria Boulevard) 

Crafts for Ages 6-10 (In-Person) 

Join us for crafts for children ages 6-10! Supplies will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Tuesdays, August 9, 16, 23 
1pm 
Broad Channel (16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard) 

Make a Happy Face!: Interactive Summer Reading Sing-Along with Carol and Ed (In-Person) 

Make a Happy Face! We'll be singing original children's songs and treasured classics at this interactive live concert, complete with sing-alongs, repetition, and movement. This event will be presented by professional musicians and educators Ed and Carol Nicodemi. 
Weekdays, August 9, 10, 24 
2pm 
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue) 

Toddler Time (In-Person) 

Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 19 months-3 years. 
Wednesdays, August 10, 17 
11am 
Sunnyside (43-06 Greenpoint Avenue) 

Early Learning Crafts (In-Person) 

Join us for summer reading crafts at Langston Hughes! 
Wednesdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31 
10:30am 
Langston Hughes (100-01 Northern Boulevard) 

Craft for Adults and Teens: Beaded Bookmark (In-Person) 

For all the style mavens who love to read: Join us in creating a String Bookmark to accessorize your current reads—all summer (or year) long! Space is limited. Registration is recommended. 
Wednesday, August 10 
11am 
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike) 

Arts & Crafts to Take Home by Sueli Zaquem (In-Person) 

From July 6-August 31, children ages 4 and up are invited to the Bellerose Library every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to pick up an exciting craft project to take home. First-come, first-served. 
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, August 10-31 
11am 
Bellerose (250-06 Hillside Avenue) 

Rainbow Fish (In-Person)

Join Mrs. Tsai's Crafternoon Programs in the Children's Meeting Room and celebrate Oceans of Possibilities this summer! For children ages 6-8. No registration required.
Wednesday, August 10
2:15pm
Flushing (41-17 Main Street)

Arts & Crafts (In-Person)

Please join us for a session of DIY arts and craft projects. Space is limited.
Weekdays, August 10, 18, 24
6pm
Kew Gardens Hills (72-33 Vleigh Place)

Magic and Comedy Show (In-Person)

Join magician Omar Olusion for a fun-filled magic and comedy experience. Children and their families will be amazed by the magical illusions.
Thursday, August 11
2:30pm
Pomonok (158-21 Jewel Avenue)

Make a Dolphin Wheel at Thursday Crafts! (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Every Thursday at 4:30pm, we'll be making an ocean-themed craft! This week join the children's librarian in making a dolphin wheel.
Thursday, August 11
4:30pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Diamond Painting for Teens and Adults (In-Person) 

Join us for a Thursday evening summer series of Diamond Painting for Teens and Adults! Your projects will be stored at the library until completion or end of program series. Register by phone at (718) 454-2786 or in-person.  
Thursdays, August 11, 18, 25 
6pm 
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike) 

Chess Club (In-Person) 

Players age 8+ and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome. 
Thursdays, August 11, 18, 25 
6pm 
Bayside (214-20 Northern Boulevard) 

Movie Series! (In-Person) 

Summer movies are back! Every Thursday afternoon, we will be showing a kids' movie that takes place in the ocean. Join us for the fun!
August 11 The Little Mermaid
August 18 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
August 25 Moana 
Thursdays, August 11, 18, 25 
4:30pm 
Corona (38-23 104 Street) 

Book Discussion Our Country Friends (In-Person)

Join us for a book discussion of Our Country Friends written by Gary Shteyngart. Books are available for check out at the Bayside branch.
Friday, August 12
10:30am
Bayside (214-20 Northern Boulevard)

Friday Movie: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Come by on Friday afternoons at 2pm for movies for children and families. This week we'll be screening Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Families, caregivers, and children are welcome to join in!
Friday, August 12
2pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Read Aloud and Craft Time (In-Person) 

Listen to a librarian read a summer reading-themed book—and make a fun craft project to take home! This event is first-come, first-served. For ages 6-12.  
Fridays, August 12, 26 
2:30pm 
Sunnyside (43-06 Greenpoint Avenue) 

Film Fridays for Kids (In-Person)  

Come join us at Hillcrest for films for families! 
Fridays, August 12, 26 
2pm 
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike) 

Oceans of Possibilities: Recycling Arts & Crafts (In-Person) 

Children ages 3+ and up are invited to make recycling arts & crafts. 
Fridays, August 12, 19, 26 
4pm 
East Flushing (196-36 Northern Boulevard) 

Mermaid Storytime and Craft for Kids (In-Person)

Children will hear mermaid-themed stories and make a mermaid. For ages 7-12.
Register here starting August 1 at 12am.
Wednesday, August 15
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Movie at Kew Gardens (In-Person)

Join us to watch the family-friendly movie Moana (PG)! All are welcome.
Monday, August 15
3pm
Kew Gardens Hills (72-33 Vleigh Place)

DIY Glass Aquarium (In-Person)

Create your own aquarium with a glass jar, toy fish, and other decorations. This activity is intended for children ages 6-11.
Tuesday, August 16
3pm
Queensboro Hill (60-05 Main Street)

TikTok Tuesdays for Teens (In-Person) 

Are you a fan of TikTok and fun, viral videos? Maybe you want to learn how to edit your own videos and make them a bit more exciting. Join us and learn how! 
Tuesdays, August 16, 23, 30  
4pm 
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard) 

Morning Craft for Adults and Teens: Rock Art (In-Person) 

Express your creative side through painting, using a rock as your canvas. Space is limited. 
Wednesday, August 17 
11am 
Hillcrest (187-05 Union Turnpike) 

Rockin’ Crab Craft for Kids (In-Person)

Children will get to make a silly, lovable crab. For children ages 6-12.
Register here.
Thursday, August 18
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Celebration! (In-Person)

Join us to celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a fun party! Families are invited for crafts, storytime, music, face painting, games, grab and go kits, and other fun activities. Bring in your Summer Reading log and receive a certificate! For all ages.
Thursday, August 18
2pm
Poppenhusen (121-23 14 Avenue)

Picture Book and Craft Time (In-Person)

Join us for stories and crafts for children ages 3-5. First-come, first-served.
Friday, August 19
11am
Sunnyside (43-06 Greenpoint Avenue)

Color-Me Mini Pail (In-Person)

QPL's Summer Reading theme is Oceans of Possibilities! Join us to add your creative touch on your own mini pail.
Friday, August 19
2pm
Briarwood (85-12 Main Street)

Friday Movie: Deep (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. On Friday afternoons at 2pm, we'll be screening the family-friendly movie Deep. Families, caregivers, and children are welcomed to join in!
Friday, August 19
2pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Play with Me Time (In-Person)

Stimulate your child's imagination, creativity, and motor skills at this fun, unstructured playtime. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages birth-4 years old), along with a parent or caregiver, can explore different materials and a variety of toys and activities. No registration is required.
Saturday, August 20
10:15am
Hunters Point (47-40 Center Blvd.)

Saturday Craft (In-Person) 

This year's Summer Reading theme is OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES! Come join us for an ocean-themed craft! 
Saturday, August 20 
11:30am 
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue) 

Saturday Storytime! (In-Person) 

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's summer reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Come Saturday morning at 11am for an ocean-themed storytime. Get ready to learn fun facts about ocean friends and sing some groovy songs! 
Saturday, August 20 
11am 
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue) 

Children's Movie: Deep (In-Person)

Join for a screening of the movie Deep. Rated PG for children of all ages.
Register here starting August 6 at 12am.
Saturday, August 20
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Basket Weaving (In-Person)

Do you find comfort in expressing your artistic side? Well, join us for an afternoon of basket weaving! We will be creating small baskets using an assortment of materials. Registration is not required.
Monday, August 22
12pm
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

Octopus Storytime and Craft for Kids (In-Person)

Children will hear octopus-themed stories and make a wiggly, cute octopus! For ages 7-12.
Register here starting August 8 at 12am.
Monday, August 22
2pm
Forest Hills (108-19 71 Avenue)

Kew Gardens Hills Book Club (In-Person)

Kew Gardens Hills will be hosting a book club. In August we will discuss A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende. Copies can be checked out at the customer service desk at the branch.
Monday, August 22
2pm
Kew Gardens Hills (72-33 Vleigh Place)

DIY Jar Aquarium 

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. We'll be making a DIY Jar Aquarium. Get ready to add your own sea creatures and materials to make a unique aquarium. We will also be using magnifying glasses to make observations!  
Tuesday, August 23 
3pm 
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue) 

Book Club for Kids: Sea Sirens (In-Person)

Come to the South Jamaica Library and enjoy our book club, open to kids ages 9-12. This session, we'll conclude reading and discussing the comic book Sea Sirens, by Amy Chu and Janet K. Lee.
Tuesday, August 23
3:30pm
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

Tissue Paper Sea Creature at Thursday Craft (In-Person)

Join Queens Public Library in exploring this year's Summer Reading theme: OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES. Every Thursday at 4:30pm, we'll be making an ocean-themed craft! This week join the children's librarian in making sea creatures with tissue paper.
Thursday, August 25
4:30pm
Richmond Hill (118-14 Hillside Avenue)

Movie Night for Adults (In-Person) 

Join us for a film!
Thursday, August 25 
5pm 
Far Rockaway (1003 Beach 20th Street) 

Children's Movies: MOANA (In-Person) 

MOANA (2016, PG, 1 hour 53 min.) An adventurous teenager is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Curiously drawn to the ocean, Moana convinces the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. 
Thursday, August 25 
2:30pm 
Glen Oaks (256-04 Union Turnpike) 

The History of Balloons with Nick the Balloonatic (In-Person) 

Award-winning balloon artist, Nick the Balloonatic, will teach the history of balloons and share how balloons impact art, science, math, geography, and even safety. With over 30 years’ experience in balloon artistry, Nick has twisted balloons all over the world. At this event he will interact with participants—all while sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special. Come to this event ahead of time and enjoy free, healthy summer meals (for children 18 and under), only from 1-2pm! 
Thursday, August 25
2pm
South Hollis (204-01 Hollis Avenue)

Wednesday, August 31 
3pm 
East Elmhurst (86-07 Broadway)

Face Painting and Balloon Twisting with Party Colors (In-Person)

We'll be celebrating the end of Summer Reading fun with Party Colors. Pick out some good books to begin the new school year! Plus, enjoy the festivities: we'll have face painting, balloon-twisting, glitter, and super hero’s designs for children ages 6-12. This program is funded by the NY Life Foundation
Friday, August 26
2pm
McGoldrick (155-06 Roosevelt Ave.)

Movie Screening of Moana (In-Person)

We're bringing the movies to the library! Join us in-person for a screening of the animated movie Moana (2016, PG. 1hour, 47min). This program is for families, and animated movie-lovers of all ages.
Friday, August 26
3:30pm
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

Design-a-Button (In-Person)

Join us to design and color your own pin back button!
Monday, August 29
4pm
Kew Gardens Hills (72-33 Vleigh Place)

Book Club for Teens (In-Person) 

Come to the South Jamaica library and enjoy our book club for teens! In August, we'll be reading the murder mystery book Solstice by Lorence Alison. 
Tuesday, August 30 
3:30pm 
South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard) 

End of Summer Reading Party 2022! (In-Person) 

It's that time! Come and celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities! Receive prizes, dance, and enjoy the festivities. 
Wednesday, August 31 
2:30pm 
East Elmhurst (95-06 Astoria Boulevard)