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Branch Activities

In the spirit of rock and roll, each library will receive a stand-up cutout in the shape of a guitar. Based on achieving their reading goals – measured in books read or hours read – students will be able to affix a dot sticker to the guitar. The goal is to cover the guitar in as many stickers as possible over the summer. Each branch library will come up with its own summer reading goal and the libraries that meet their goals will receive a prize.

The Battle of the Books will feature two books facing off each week. Children and teens will be able to vote for their preferred title. The title that wins moves on to the next round of the battle. Read all of the contenders and cast your votes at your branch or online to be a part of the Battle of the Books!

End of Summer Reading Parties

Thursday, August 16
2pm

Come celebrate all your summer reading achievements with games, awards, and prizes! 

Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Thursday, August 16
2:30pm

Children who participated in Summer Reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party. 

Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing


Friday, August 17
11am

Children ages 0-5 and caregivers can participate in our Library Rocks End of Summer Reading Party at Queens Village. 

Queens Village
94-11 217 Street


Monday, August 20
4pm

Join us as we celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading program here at the Windsor Park Library! 

Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Wednesday, August 22
10:30am

Get your summer reading certificates, win prizes, and dance! For birth to 5 years old. 

Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway


Wednesday, August 22
2pm

Get your summer reading certificates, win prizes, and dance! For ages 6-12. 

Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway


Wednesday, August 22
4pm

Children who participated in Summer Reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party. 

Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue


Friday, August 24
2pm

Come celebrate all your summer reading achievements with games, awards, and prizes! 

South Hollis
204-01 Hollis Avenue


Friday, August 24
3pm

Come and celebrate with us! Children who have joined the Baisley Park Summer Reading Club are encouraged to join us for music, dancing, fun, games, and certificates. 

Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica


Friday, August 24
3pm

Join us as we celebrate the end of the Summer Reading program! There will be contests, races, and more for all ages; children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point


Monday, August 27
2pm

All teens are invited to our End of the Summer Party for fun and games. Enjoy the latest and greatest games and more! 

Flushing
41-17 Main Street


Tuesday, August 28
4pm

We will have a party for those children who completed their summer reading log this summer. Their reading log is their ticket into the party. We will do a fun STEM activity with some music, bubbles, and stories! 

Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Thursday, August 30
4:30pm

Come celebrate all your summer reading achievements with games, awards, and prizes! 

Richmond Hill
118-14 Hillside Avenue

Crafts

Queen Library Rocks: Arts & Crafts

Come join us for a different arts and crafts activity each day this summer! 

Mondays - Thursdays, July 2 - August 23
2:30pm
South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue


Summer Reading: Craft Time

Children ages 6-11 will create a craft inspired by our Summer Reading theme Libraries Rock! Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 12 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the children’s reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged! 

Tuesdays, July 3 - August 21
2pm
Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue


Summer Reading Club Craft: Music Craft

Make a different musical instrument each week, including flutes, rain sticks, mandolins, drums, and many more! 

Fridays, July 6 - August 24
2pm
Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street


Summer Reading Musical Craft

Students in grades 1-3 will participate in fun, creative activities that are designed to show kids how to make their own simple musical instruments out of cardboard, strings, and boxes. 

Mondays, July 9 - August 20
3pm
Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street


Summer Reading Club Craft: Sand Art

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to decorate paper items including bunny rabbits, fish, monsters, bugs, school buses, and mandalas with colored sand. A parent or guardian must be present. 

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 28
2pm
Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street


Summer Reading Kids Creative Crafts

Children ages 4-12 are invited to have fun at the library during the summer! Children will use various materials such as feathers, origami paper, pastel crayons, sand, and more to create a masterpiece! Children younger than seven years old must be accompanied by a grown-up. Wednesdays @ 2:30PM (Grades Pre-K - 4) Thursdays @ 2:30PM (Grades 4-6) 

Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 11 - August 30
2:30pm
Baisley Park

117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica


Summer Reading: Stop Motion Friday

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us in the Children's Library Discover Center for Stop Motion Friday. This program will take place every Friday between July 13 and August 24 from 2PM to 3PM. Children will create their own claymation characters and learn how to produce their own stop motion movie staring their clay creations. No registration is required, but space and materials are limited. 

Fridays, July 13 - August 24
2pm
Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Summer Reading: Crafty Wednesday

Summer is such a fun time of year to roll your sleeves up and get crafty! Join us each Wednesday for a new fun-filled activity. 

Wednesdays, July 18 - August 15
2pm
Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Grades 4-5 can make their own hacky sacks.  

Wednesday, August 15
4pm
Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue


Summer Reading 1st - 6th Grade: DIY Backpacks

Children in grades 1-6 can enjoy discussing their recent reading and design their own backpacks at this Summer Reading program.  

Thursday, August 16
3pm
Lefrak City

98-30 57 Avenue, Corona


Summer Reading Grades 1-3: Dancing Wrist Bands

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.  

Tuesday, August 21
2:30pm
Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading Grades 4-6: DIY Mini Banjo

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music.  

Wednesday, August 22
2:30pm
Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading Crafts: Grades 4-5

Grades 4-5 can make their own rain sticks.  

Wednesday, August 22
4pm
Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue


Summer Reading: Make your Own Button

Create and build your own button.  

Thursday, August 23
1pm
Queens Village

94-11 217 Street


Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Duct Tape Crafts

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today we are creating all types of useful stuff with duct tape.  

Monday, August 27
3pm
Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading Crafts: Grades 1-3

Grades 1-3 can make their own instruments with clay.  

Tuesday, August 28
3pm
Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue


Summer Reading Crafts: Grades 4-5

Grades 4-5 can make their own adventure river raft.  

Wednesday, August 29
4pm
Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue


Summer Reading Club Craft: Superhero Tote Bag

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to decorate their own superhero tote bag. A parent or guardian must be present.  

Friday, August 31
2pm
Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street

Other Programs

Summer Spanish Club

Join us to learn and practice Spanish this summer! 

Mondays - Fridays, Now - August 23
12pm
South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue


Let’s Listen, Learn, and Rick!

Infants and toddlers are invited to explore, build, and rock on along with their grown-ups as the librarian reads and sings to your little ones.

Mondays, Now - August 27
1:30pm 
Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue


Children’s Summer Movie Series

Children ages 5-12 years old are invited to join us for a different children's film. A parent or guardian must be present.  

Monday – Friday, Now – August 31
1pm
Ridgewood

20-12 Madison Street


Libraries Rock!

We are offering different Summer Reading based programs focusing on the theme Libraries Rock! Come rock out with us at the library. No registration required; all ages welcome! 

Mondays - Fridays, July 2 - August 24
2pm
Long Island City

37-44 21 Street


Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Club

School is out, summer rocks, and it is time for reading! This year's Summer Reading theme, Libraries Rock, gives us all a chance to read, enjoy, and share stories with friends and family of all ages. Spend your summer days rocking and reading with Seaside Library!  

Mondays - Fridays, July 2 - August 24
2pm
Seaside

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park 


Music, Art, and Poetry

Practice reading with song lyrics and poetry, learn about making music and the basics of various instruments, and make a musical craft! Grades 3-6. Sign-ups start Monday, June 18. 

Mondays, July 2 - August 20
2pm
Woodhaven

85-41 Forest Parkway


Summer Writing Club

Children will share a funny, scary, or entertaining book with their friends. They will also get to write a review and decorate it however they like. Teen assistants will be there to help children do the best job they can, and then put any finished work on display. 

Mondays, July 2 - August 27 
3:30pm
Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike


Summer Reading: Book Buddies

Children, join us to read to a friend or have someone read to you! Ages 4-12 are welcome and you can read down your fees at the same time, too! 

Mondays, July 2 - August 27
4pm
Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue


Queens Library Rocks: Reading Buddies

Come read with a friend or mentor! 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 3 - August 23
2pm
South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue


Summer Reading For Grades 4-6

A discussion of books and authors. Program will end with arts & crafts using different media such as paper, beads, and fabric. 

Tuesdays, July 3 - August 28
3pm
Rosedale

144-20 243 Street


Queens Library Rocks: Make Your Own Magazine!

This summer join your friends at South Hollis to create your own magazine! 

Tuesdays, July 3 - August 21
4pm
South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue


Summer Reading for Teens (Grade 7 and Up)

Students are encouraged to continue reading in the summer and to come once a week to discuss books and authors. The program ends with an arts & crafts session. 

Thursdays, July 5 - August 30
3:30pm
Rosedale 

144-20 243 Street


Summer Reading: STEAM Explorers

Children ages 6-12 will learn STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through simple science projects. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 12 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the children’s reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged! 

Fridays, July 6 - August 17
11am
Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue


Libraries Rock Movie Series!

Join us for our Libraries Rock Summer Movie series! We'll be viewing the Asian film "Dreamgirls" (2006, PG-13) (8/3), the family film "High School Musical: China" (8/17), and the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" (2014, PG-13) (8/31). 

Fridays, July 6 - August 31
1pm
Queensboro Hill

60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Summer Reading Fun Friday

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us on Fridays, when we play games, watch movies, or create a craft! Children younger than seven years old must be accompanied by a grown-up. Childcare centers with four or more children must register for every summer program. Space is limited. 8/24/18- Summer Reading Party @ 3PM (For children who joined the Summer Reading program.) 

Fridays, July 6 - August 31
2:30pm
Baisley Park

117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica


Queens Library Rocks: Karaoke and Dance Central Challenge

Every Friday come challenge your friends (and staff!) to a sing or dance-off! 

Fridays, July 6 - August 17
4pm
South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue


Summer Reading Libraries Rock! Grades 4-6

Join us for Summer Reading fun. Children entering grades 4-6 meet to discuss their recent reading, and also enjoy a variety of music related programs, instruments, toy design, painting, slime, and much more. 

Mondays, July 9  - August 20
3pm
South Ozone Park

128-16 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading Libraries Rock! Grades 1-3

Join us for Summer Reading fun. Children entering grades 1-3 meet to share their recent reading, storytime, and also enjoy different music related programs, instruments, toy design, painting, slime, and much more. 

Mondays, July 9 - August 20
4pm
South Ozone Park

128-16 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

Kids ages 6 to 12 participate in reading-related activities, including arts & crafts. Preregistration required at the branch. 

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 21
2:30pm
Langston Hughes

100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona


Summer Reading Talent Show

Students in grades 4-6 will showcase talents such as singing, dancing, lip-syncing, acting, drumming, martial arts, playing an instrument, or other activities. 

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 21
3pm
Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street


Summer Reading Preschool Storytime & Craft

Children ages 3-5 and a parent or adult caregiver can join us to listen to some stories and create a craft. Preregistration is required for this program. Register by phone or in person. Space is limited. 

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 14
3pm
Lefrak City

98-30 57 Avenue, Corona


Summer Reading Libraries Rock! Grades PK-K

Join us for Summer Reading fun each week. Children ages 4-5 enjoy storytime and different musical activities, including instruments, singing, painting, toys, and stickers. 

Tuesdays, July 10 - August 21
3pm
South Ozone Park

128-16 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading- Ages 18 months to 3 yrs.

Stories, music, and finger plays for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
10:30am
North Forest Park

98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills


Summer Reading Club: Dance, Dance Storytime

Libraries Rock! Enjoy stories and dancing for children ages birth to 5. Dancing is a great way to bond with your child . Here are just a few skills children develop while dancing: balance, coordination, rhythm, social skills, self-esteem, body awareness, listening skills, and gross and fine motor skills. Birth to age 5. Siblings are always welcome. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
10:30am
Rochdale Village

169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Summer Read-To-Me Program: Libraries Rock!

Children 3 to 5 years and their caregivers learn early literacy skills and participate in reading-related activities, including arts & crafts. Preregistration required at the branch. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22
11am
Langston Hughes

100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona


Summer Reading STEAM for Kids

Children ages 3-6 will engage in STEAM activities that will stimulate, educate, and entertain. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22
12pm
Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street


Wordy Wednesday: Summer Reading

Join us each Wednesday to share a love of words.  Participate as a reader, listener, writer, and/or puppeteer.
7/25: Reader's Theater: Dooby, Dooby Moo
8/1: Puppet Show: Bark, George
8/8: Reader's Theater: Punk Farm
8/15: "Put a smile on someone's face" greeting cards: write a note to a homebound Queens resident 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
2pm
Rochdale Village

169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Summer Reading Club

Libraries Rock! Celebrate stories and music from across the country and around the world this summer! Each Summer Reading club session will feature a story and a music-inspired craft, game, or other creative activity for children ages 5-12 years. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children’s Room. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
3pm
Broadway

40-20 Broadway, Long Island City


Kids Band World Tour

Come join us each Wednesday this July and August for our Summer Reading Club for children entering grades 1-3. In keeping with the Summer Reading theme "Libraries Rock!", children will explore world music and rhythm through books, activities, and crafts. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
3pm
Flushing

41-17 Main Street


Summer Art and Activities for Children entering Grades 3-6

Join us for exciting art and music projects and other fun activities. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
3pm
Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street


Summer Reading for Grades 1-3

Children are encouraged to read and come prepared to discuss their books and/or authors. An arts & crafts session follows the discussion. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 29
3pm
Rosedale

144-20 243 Street


Summer Reading: Storytime Craft for Preschoolers

Children ages 4-5 and their parents/adult caregivers will hear a delightful story and create a craft inspired by our Summer Reading theme Libraries Rock. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 12 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the children’s reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged! 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
3:30pm
Forest Hills

108-19 71 Avenue


Summer Reading Club Grades 1-3

Libraries Rock! Enjoy crafts, games, music, and books too! For children in grades 1-3. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 29
3:30pm
Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike


Summer Reading: Ages 4-6

Books and simple crafts for children ages 4-6 and their caregivers. 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 15
3:30pm
North Forest Park

98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills


Queens Library Rocks: Digital Storytelling

Come learn how to create stories through podcasts, film, stop motion animation, and more! 

Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22
4pm
South Hollis

204-01 Hollis Avenue


Summer Reading: Grades 1-3

Read aloud, games, and crafts for children in grades 1-3. 

Thursdays, July 12 - August 16
1pm
North Forest Park

98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills


Summer Reading: Grades 4-6

Children in grades 4-6 are invited for reading activities, games, and crafts. 

Thursdays, July 12 - August 16
3pm
North Forest Park

98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills


Summer Reading Club: Grades 3-6

Join us for books, games, and crafts for children entering third through sixth grades. Space is limited; first-come, first-served. 

Thursdays, July 12 - August 16
3pm
Woodside

54-22 Skillman Avenue


Summer Reading Beat Boxing/Rapping for Teens

Teens will enjoy a fun-filled beat boxing and rapping session. 

Thursdays, July 12 - August 23
4:30pm
Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street


Summer Reading Kids' Movie

Children are invited to join us for the screening of our Thursday night movie. 

Thursdays, July 12 - August 23
5pm
Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street


Summer Book Club at Hillcrest, Grades 3 & 4

Come and read with us this summer at Hillcrest! We'll read a different book every three weeks and meet to talk about our favorite & least favorite parts! Designed for grades 3 & 4 reading levels but older & younger readers welcome! Please register in person or by phone at Hillcrest. 

Thursdays, August 2, August 23
6:30pm
Hillcrest

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Summer Reading Club Family Storytime

Libraries Rock! Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, dancing, and games. Families with children ages 2-5 are welcome. 

Fridays, July 13 - August 31
10:30am
Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike


Summer Reading Club Grades 4-6

Libraries Rock! Enjoy crafts, games, music, and books too! For children in grades 4-6. 

Fridays, July 13 - August 31
3:30pm
Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike


Summer Book Club at Hillcrest, Grades 5 & 6

Come and read with us this summer at Hillcrest! We'll read a different book every three weeks and meet to talk about our favorite & least favorite parts! Designed for grades 5 & 6 reading levels but older & younger readers welcome! Please register in person or by phone at Hillcrest. 

Thursdays, August 9, August 30
6:30pm
Hillcrest

187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Summer Reading Grades 4-6: Explore Sound

This year's Summer Reading theme is Libraries Rock! In each of our Summer Reading sessions, we'll explore this theme using a combination of literature, art, and music. 

Wednesday, August 15
2:30pm
Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Summer Reading Karaoke

Students will sing and dance to popular, fun, and energetic music. 

Thursdays, August 16 & 23
3pm
Arverne

312 Beach 54 Street


Summer Reading Grades 7-12: Lip-Syncing and Karoake

Join us for Summer Reading fun for tweens and teens. Today you could choose to either sing or lip sync to your favorite or not-so-favorite songs. 

Thursday, August 23
3pm
Ozone Park

92-24 Rockaway Boulevard

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