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Summer Reading 2019

A Universe of Stories


Programs

Starlit Night in a Cup

This fun craft kit allows children to learn about different constellations while improving their fine motor skills.

Queensboro Hill 
60-05 Main Street, Flushing
(718) 359-8332

Friday, June 28, 4pm

The Force Awakens

This program teaches youth ages 6-12 about the force of repulsion (static electricity) through a hands-on learning experience. Incorporating STEM learning, youth will construct their own lightsaber that invisibly controls the movement of tinsel!

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

Wednesday, June 26, 3:30pm

Other Programs


Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Astoria 
(718) 721-2462

Summer Reading Preview 
Learn about all the fun programs for school-age children that will be held at Broadway Library this summer. We'll play a summer reading game and do a craft based on the summer 2019 theme,  “A Universe of Stories.” This program is for kids ages 5-12 and their families. No registration required. 
Thursday, June 27, 3pm


Central
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica 
(718) 990-0700

Amazing Readers Summer Movie Club 
Read the book; then watch the movie "The House With a Clock in Its Wall" written by John Bellairs. No registration is required (2018, PG).  
Thursday, June 27, 3pm

Summer Sand Art Series 
Come join us for this year's Summer Sand Art Series at the Children's Library Discovery Center! Each week children ages 4-12 will make a different sand art creation. There is no registration required; however, space and materials are limited. Due to limited quantities, materials will be distributed to children only, but parents are encouraged to help! We hope to see you there!  
Fridays, June 28, July 5, July 12, 3pm


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

Court Square Library Summer Reading Kickoff 
The Friends of the Court Square Library are hosting their Third Annual Summer Reading Kickoff! There will be crafts, face painting, and more!  The festivities will be held at Murray Park and all ages are welcome!  
Saturday, June 22, 10am

Summer Reading Face Painting 
Join us for face painting for children 12 and under. Children can get their faces painted while supplies last. *This event will take place at Murray Playground, 45th Rd. & 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101.  
Saturday, June 22, 10am


Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue  
(718) 268-7934

Teen Summer Reading Book Club 
Register at the reference desk for the Summer Reading June 11 - June 18.  Read any book of your choice or use our summer reading list. Read (5) books from July - August and win prizes from Amazon and Dunkin' Donuts. The winner will be announced at our Summer Reading End Party!   
June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 3pm


Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway 
(718) 454-7272

Volunteer Club 
Decorate the library for this year's summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories. Community service credit given.    
Wednesday, June 26, 3pm


Glendale
78-60 73 Place  
(718) 821-4980

Storytime 
Babies, toddlers, and their caregivers are invited to join us for an out-of-this world storytime with songs, stories, and rhymes.     
Wednesdays, June 12 - August 28, 10:30am

Lego Time 
Children ages 4 and up are invited to come and build with Legos.      
Wednesdays, June 12 - August 28, 3pm

Toddler Art 
Join us for an out-of-this-world rocket-themed storytime with songs, rhymes, and stories followed by a rocket craft for toddlers and their caregivers.      
Friday, June 14, 10:30am

Doodle Club 
Children ages 4-12, make your own galaxy inspired artwork to take home.      
Monday, June 17, 4pm

Toddler Art 
Join us for a moon-themed storytime followed by a painted moon craft for toddlers and their caregivers.      
Friday, June 21, 10:30am


Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing 
(718) 454-2786

Wednesday Craft Series 
Kids ages 5 and up, join us for our Wednesday craft series.      
Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26, 4pm

Hour of Code Club 
Come use our laptops for our Hour of Code gaming session! This club will focus on understanding how coding controls everything on computers & technology through gaming. This program is for kids ages 7+.      
Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27, 6:30pm

Grades 5 & 6 Book Club at Hillcrest 
Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!      
Mondays, June 24, July 29, August 26, 5pm


Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street
(718) 899-2500

Teen Summer Movie 
Come enjoy the biggest, best films to kick off your weekend this summer!      
Fridays, June 14 and 28, 3pm


Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing 
(718) 261-6654

Summer Reading Club: Slimefest 
All summer long, we'll be hosting space-themed events every week, starting off with Slimefest, where you can make all kinds of alien goo to take home. This is suggested for ages 6-12.      
Thursday, June 27, 5pm


Lefferts
103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill 
(718) 843-5950

Craft 
Enjoy a simple craft at the library. Let your creativity flow as you learn a new project and interact with friends! This is open to children of all ages.       
Friday, June 14, 4:30pm


Middle Village
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue 
(718) 326-1390

Blast Off into a Universe of Stories! 
Kick off your summer reading with activities, games & more! Sign up for Queens Public Library's free summer reading program & learn what exciting programs Middle Village has for you this summer!       
Thursday, June 27, 2pm


North Forest Park
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills 
(718) 261-5512

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show 
Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.
Thursday, June 20, 3:30pm


Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach 
(718) 634-1110

Teen UNO Tournament 
Teens are welcome to participate in an afternoon UNO tournament.       
Thursday, June 20, 3pm

Take It With You Craft for Teens 
Teens are welcome to join the Peninsula Library to make and take the craft of the day.       
Friday, June 21; Thursday, July 18; Thursday, August 8; Thursday, August 22, 3pm

Movie Premiere "Apollo 13" 
Come in from the heat and enjoy watching "Apollo 13" (1995, PG).       
Thursday, June 27, 3:30pm


Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing 
(718) 591-4343

Mr. Chris Musical Experience  
Join Mr. Chris in a Summer Reading Kickoff and educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12.       
Monday, June 24, 3:30pm

Family Movie: "A Wrinkle in Time"  
Children and their families may join us for a showing of the movie "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018, PG).       
Friday, June 28, 3:30pm


Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point 
(718) 359-1102

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show  
Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.       
Friday, June 14, 4pm


Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing 
(718) 359-8332

Kids Make Their Own Galaxy Pinwheel   
Children will learn about our galaxy. Then they will make their own galaxy pinwheel.       
Monday, June 17, 4pm

Alien Puppet for Kids   
Children ages 2-12 will make their own adorable alien puppet.       
Thursday, June 20, 4pm

Alien Writing Workshop Series For Kids   
This is a writing workshop for children ages 7-12. The children will get to create, decorate, and write their own out-of-this world alien story!       
Friday, June 21, 4pm; Mondays, July 29 and August 19, 2pm

Space Slime Making for Kids   
Children ages 4-12 will get to make space colored slime.        
Monday, June 24, 4pm

Make a Planet Mask for Kids!    
Children will make their own planet mask.        
Thursday, June 27, 4pm

Family Movie: "Night of the Living Carrots"    
On Halloween, a mutant alien pumpkin explodes in a carrot garden and zombie carrots rise up, bite the townspeople, and take over their minds. B.O.B., Dr. Cockroach, and The Missing Link join forces to take on the zombie carrots (2011).       
Saturday, June 29, 3pm


Queens Village
94-11 217 Street
(718) 776-6800

Blast off into a Universe of Stories!   
Let's get the summer started by joining us at Queens Village Library to register for the Summer Reading program and do a fun activity!       
Thursday, June 27, 2pm


Rosedale
144-20 243 Street  
(718) 528-8490

Circuited Stars!    
Join us for this special Teen Time, where we will wire together a bright constellation with circuitry and lights!       
Monday, June 24, 3pm


South Jamaica
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard 
(718) 739-4088

Family Storytime Babies and Books    
Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for family storytime. This event is appropriate for newborns and prewalkers.       
Wednesday, June 12 - August 21, 11am

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration    
Let's get the summer started right.  Join the South Jamaica Community in registering for the Summer Reading Program. We will have numerous events, a live DJ, arts and crafts, and much more.       
Saturday, June 15, 11am

Cookie Book Club    
Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for our monthly Cookie Book Club. This event is appropriate for 3rd-6th graders.       
Thursdays, June 20, July 25, August 22, 5:30pm

STEM Storytime    
Children in pre-K to grade 1 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a STEM craft and activity.        
Fridays, June 21 - August 23, 11am

Maker Cart     
Join other students in creating fun and engaging maker projects with our STEAM mobile Maker Cart.       
Fridays, June 21 - August 23, 3pm

Children and Tween Art Studio    
Kids and tweens are invited to join the creative art studio at the South Jamaica Community Library; children will enjoy a variety of art projects. Ages 6+ are welcome.       
Saturdays, June 22 - August 24, 2pm


Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City 
(718) 784-3033

Teen Kickoff Celebration    
Come to the Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration! Enjoy making a solar print (weather permitting) and learn about all the different summer reading programs going on this summer. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12.       
Friday, June 21, 3pm


Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside 
(718) 468-8300

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show    
Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.       
Tuesday, June 18, 3:30pm


Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway 
(718) 849-1010

Summer Reading Rev Up!    
Ages 6-12, learn what you need to do to get ready for summer reading and try out some of our summer reading programs.        
Tuesday, June 25, 4pm


Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue 
(718) 429-4700

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show    
Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.        
Tuesday, June 11, 3pm

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