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It’s Back-to-School Time!

It’s back-to-school time! Summer may be over, but a year of exciting growth and discovery awaits you. Prepare at the library by making crafts, enjoying giveaways, previewing our fall programs, and participating in a scavenger hunt. Come learn about all of our resources that can help you have a successful year, including databases for kids, Samsung Galaxy tablets to check out, and so much more! 


Back-To-School Guide
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Check our complete back-to-school listings for programs at your nearest library branch.


Arverne
312 Beach 54 Street  
(718) 634-4784

Tabling Event 
Join us for our back-to-school tabling event for informational materials and giveaways. 
Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, 3pm

Library Scavenger Hunt 
Join us for a fun back-to-school library scavenger hunt. 
Wednesday, September 11, 18, 25, 3pm

Arts and Craft  
Come join us for a fun back-to-school craft activity.  
Friday, September 13, 20, 27, 3pm

QPL Website Tutorial 
You will learn how to navigate the Queens Public Library website which will help you to complete homework assignments and much more.  
Monday, September 16, 23, 3pm

Craft for Teens  
Teens, please join us for a fun back-to-school craft. 
Tuesdays, September 17, 24, 3pm


Astoria
14-01 Astoria Boulevard 
(718) 278-2220

Welcome Back to School for Library Parents & Students 
Join us for a short orientation for parents and children. Afterwards we will have arts & crafts for kids up to 11 years old.   
Tuesday, September 10, 3pm

Back-to-School Tabling Event  
Come and learn about library services, sign up for a library card, and meet the staff.    
Monday, September 16, 2:30pm


Auburndale 
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard 
(718) 352-2027

Back-to-School Open House 
Take a trip to Auburndale Community Library and find out what we have to offer.  You'll appreciate a variety of resources for school, programs for all ages, computer classes, and collections that include materials in Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish.  We also have multimedia, such as DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and Samsung tablets. Find out how to obtain or replace a library card. Visitors will receive goodies, while supplies last. 
Saturday, September 28, 10:15am

Saturday Afternoon Game Time 
Come join us for a Saturday afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!  This is for four years old and up. Registration is not required. 
Saturday, September 28, 2pm


Bay Terrace 
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside 
(718) 423-7004

Craft Activity for Children
Children ages 5-12 years, join us to be creative by assembling and decorating a craft that will be useful during the school year.  All materials will be supplied. 
Tuesday, September 10, 3:30pm

Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt
Children and teens ages 8 years and older, join us to take part in a fun and informative scavenger hunt, with questions about Bay Terrace Library. Test your knowledge of our community library! All participants will take home prizes. 
Saturday, September 21, 2:30pm


Bayside 
214-20 Northern Boulevard 
(718) 229-1834

Arts & Crafts  
Join us for arts and crafts. This program is for children and teens (2nd grade and up). Material is limited. First-come, first-served. 
Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 4pm


Bellerose 
250-06 Hillside Avenue 
(718) 831-8644

Back-to-School Tabling Event 
Come apply for a library card, learn what programs are available for your children, check out various resources you can utilize at the library, and learn about the Read Down Your Fines program. 
Thursday, September 12, 3pm


Briarwood  
85-12 Main Street
(718) 658-1680

Back-to-School Tabling Event 
Table will be set up in the Adult Public Area with printed information on programs, services, and resources for children, parents, and caregivers; there will a staff member available to answer questions. There will be free giveaways. 
Tuesday, September 3, 1pm

Arts & Crafts  
Join us for arts and crafts. This program is for children and teens (1st grade and up). Bring your own notebook to decorate. 
Friday, September 13, 4:30pm

Back-to-School Bingo  
Come spend an hour playing Bingo with old friends and new or simply because you love Bingo!! 
Saturday, September 28, 3pm


Broad Channel 
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard
(718) 318-4943

Scavenger Hunt  
Join us for a fun back-to-school scavenger hunt!  
Tuesday, September 10, 3:30pm

Organize Your Life  
Get your binders or notebooks in order by decorating them. They'll stand out, and you'll have a blast getting your stuff in order.  
Tuesday, September 17, 3:30pm

Legos  
Join us in creating your own school or classroom! There will be prizes and fun for all.   
Tuesday, September 24, 3:30pm


Broadway 
40-20 Broadway
(718) 721-2462

Origami 
Make a fun shape to celebrate back-to-school! 
Thursday, August 29, 3:30pm

First Day of School Storytime 
Children ages 3 to 5 years are invited to get ready for the first day of school by attending a school-themed storytime. A parent or caregiver must be present. 
Wednesday, September 4, 4pm

Library Scavenger Hunt  
Children ages 6 to 12 years are invited to go on a scavenger hunt to explore and learn about the Children's Room of the Broadway Library. 
Friday, September 6, 4pm

Duct Tape Flower Pens 
Children ages 6 to 12 years are invited to transform plain pens into flowers using colorful duct tape. No registration required but materials are limited; first-come, first-served. 
Friday, September 13, 4pm

Tabling Events 
Join our tabling event to promote library services and programs as well as library card sign-up. Broadway library will also promote back-to-school read down your fines for children and teens. For every one hour of reading we subtract $10 from the account. 
Wednesday, September 18, 3pm
Thursday, September 26, 3pm


Cambria Heights 
218-13 Linden Boulevard
(718) 528-3535

Library Card Drive  
Don't have a library card? Now is the time to get one! We'll have fun events and prizes so sign up to get your library card today. 
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 3pm

Therapy Dog   
Help dissolve your Monday blues by saying hello to our robot therapy dog! Pet it and your day will be brighter! 
Mondays, September 9 - December 30, 2:30pm


Central Library Children’s Library Discovery Center 
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica 
(718) 990-0700

Make and Decorate Your Own Folder!  
Children ages 4-12 are invited to come join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center as we celebrate back-to-school time with our back-to-school craft series! Keep your school papers organized by making and decorating your own two-pocket folder! No registration is required but space is limited. Supplies are given on a first-come, first-served basis! 
Tuesday, September 3, 3pm

8th Annual Discovery Day Street Fair  
We invite our community to check out the Children's Library Discovery Center at our 8th Annual Discovery Day Street Fair. Celebrate with us as we explore the wonders of science and other fun activities! Dazzle your senses, amaze your mind, and play with possibilities! There will be plenty of activities for everyone, and all are welcome to join the celebration. 
Saturday, September 7, 11am


Corona 
38-23 104 Street
(718) 426-2844

Arts & Crafts  
Get your school supplies back-to-school ready with some arts and crafts! Ages 4 and up welcome! 
Wednesday, September 4, 3:30pm

Library Explorer   
Come explore the wonders of the library! Tour the library, stopping at designated information stations. Get to know library resources, guidelines, and staff. 
Monday, September 9, 3pm


Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City 
(718) 937-2790

Craftin' Around 
Celebrate back-to-school month at the Court Square Library with a school-themed craft!  Children in kindergarten and up are welcome! 
Friday, September 13, 3:30pm


Douglaston/Little Neck 
249-01 Northern Boulevard 
(718) 225-8414

Back-to-School Open House  
Come celebrate the start of school with craft activities, check out our new books, and get familiar with all the resources the library has to offer. 
Thursday, September 5, 2:30pm

Arts and Crafts  
Please join us as we make crafts to celebrate the new school year. Space is limited! 
Saturday, September 14, 11am