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Summer Reading 2019

A Universe of Stories


Programs

Moon Program

Children will have fun learning about the moon with puffy paint while engaging the use of their senses, gross and fine motor skills, and experimentation.

Flushing 41-17 Main Street, (718) 661-1200 | Friday, August 2, 4pm | For ages 5-8.

Middle Village 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, (718) 326-1390 | Wednesday, August 21, 11am

Pomonok 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, (718) 591-4343 | Tuesday, August 13, 3pm

Rego Park 91-41 63 Drive, (718) 459-5140 | Wednesday, August 7, 1:45pm

Starlit Night in a Cup

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

Flushing 41-17 Main Street, (718) 661-1200 | Friday, August 16, 4pm

Langston Hughes 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, (718) 651-1100 | Wednesday, August 14, 11am

Poppenhusen 121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, (718) 359-1102 | Wednesday, August 14, 3pm

Star Program

Ages 5-8, learn about the night sky as you make your own telescope. This star-themed program fosters a sense of wonder and interest in the stars and the sky.

Bay Terrace 18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, (718) 423-7004 | Wednesday, August 7, 11:30am | For ages 2-5.

Middle Village 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, (718) 326-1390 | Wednesday, August 7, 11am

Astronaut Helmet

This astronaut helmet craft encourages pretend play and engages the tactile senses for ages 5-8. Create your helmet and take off into space!

Poppenhusen 121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, (718) 359-1102 | Thursday, August 15, 3pm

Rocket Program

This program teaches children about rockets and space through a rocket-themed storytime.

Langston Hughes 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, (718) 651-1100 | Wednesday, August 7, 11am

Lefrak City 98-30 57 Avenue, Corona, (718) 592-7677 | Wednesday, August 7, 4pm

Flushing 41-17 Main Street, (718) 661-1200 | Friday, July 12, 4pm | For ages 5-8.

Rego Park 91-41 63 Drive, (718) 459-5140 | Wednesday, August 14, 1:45pm

Blast Off Rocket Frame Program

In this fun, hands-on activity children will make their own rocket picture frame.

Bay Terrace 18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, (718) 423-7004 | Wednesday, August 21, 2pm | For ages 4-6.

Auburndale 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing, (718) 352-2027 | Friday, August 23, 2pm

Astronaut Glove Box

Pretend you are an astronaut in space as you complete different challenges.

Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike, (718) 831-8636 | Thursday, August 1, 3:30pm

Sunnyside 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, (718) 784-3033 | Wednesday, August 7, 2:30pm

Constellations

Learn about different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and Taurus, and then make your own constellation to take home.

Rochdale Village 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, (718) 723-4440 | Thursday, August 8, 2:30pm

Glow in the Dark Lacing Constellations Cards

Explore the night sky! This craft activity allows youth to learn about constellations. Come join us as we lace together constellations that glow in the dark!

Bay Terrace 18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, (718) 423-7004 | Tuesday, August 6, 2:30pm

Middle Village 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, (718) 326-1390 | Tuesday, August 6, 2:30pm 

Peninsula 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, (718) 634-1110 | Tuesday, August 6, 4pm | For ages 6-12.

Rego Park 91-41 63 Drive, (718) 459-5140 | Tuesday, August 6, 1:45pm

Rochdale Village 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, (718) 723-4440 | Thursday, August 1, 2:30pm

Rosedale 144-20 243 Street, (718) 528-8490 | Wednesday, August 14, 2:30pm

Galaxy Bracelets

Youth will make space-themed bracelets to keep or to give as gifts.  All materials will be provided. 

Bay Terrace 18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, (718) 423-7004 | Tuesday, August 13, 2:30pm | For ages 6-12.

Briarwood 85-12 Main Street, (718) 658-1680 | Friday, August 9, 4:30pm

McGoldrick 155-06 Roosevelt Av. (Off Northern Blvd), Flushing, (718) 461-1616 | Tuesday, August 20, 2:30pm

Rosedale 144-20 243 Street, (718) 528-8490 | Wednesday, August 7, 2:30pm

Seaside 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, (718) 634-1876 | Wednesday, August 7, 3pm

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!

Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike, (718) 831-8636 | Thursday, August 8, 3:30pm

Langston Hughes 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, (718) 651-1100 | Tuesday, August 6, 2:30pm

Rego Park 91-41 63 Drive, (718) 459-5140 | Tuesday, August 13, 1:45pm

Seaside 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, (718) 634-1876 | Thursday, August 22, 3pm

Star Constellation Viewer Craft

Make your own constellation viewer as you learn about the night sky.

Briarwood 85-12 Main Street, (718) 658-1680 | Thursday, August 15, 4:30pm

East Elmhurst 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, (718) 424-2619 | Tuesday, August 6, 3pm

Flushing 41-17 Main Street, (718) 661-1200 | Wednesday, August 7, 4pm

McGoldrick 155-06 Roosevelt Av. (Off Northern Blvd), Flushing, (718) 461-1616 | Tuesday, August 6 and Friday, August 9, 2:30pm

Middle Village 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, (718) 326-1390 | Thursday, August 15, 4pm

Ozone Park 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, (718) 845-3127 | Wednesday, August 14, 2pm

Poppenhusen 121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, (718) 359-1102 | Wednesday, August 7, 3pm

Sunnyside 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, (718) 784-3033 | Wednesday, August 14, 2:30pm

Alien Invasion in a Box

Come join us as we compete to create and show off the coolest alien made from the materials in a box of random space junk!

Fresh Meadows 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, (718) 454-7272 | Tuesday, August 6, 3:30pm

Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike, (718) 831-8636 | Thursday, August 22, 3:30pm

Pomonok 158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, (718) 591-4343 | Thursday, August 15, 3pm

Rosedale 144-20 243 Street, (718) 528-8490 | Wednesday, August 28, 2:30pm

Sew the Stars

This program explores the astrological and mythical backgrounds of different star constellations. Engaging their scientific and creative minds, participants will embroider either an existing constellation or an invented one onto a fabric of their choice.

Flushing 41-17 Main Street, (718) 661-1200 | Thursday, August 8, 3pm

Fresh Meadows 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, (718) 454-7272 | Thursday, August 8, 3:30pm | This program is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.

Ozone Park 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, (718) 845-3127 | Thursday, August 1, 2pm

Peninsula 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, (718) 634-1110 | Wednesday, August 14, 3pm

Rochdale Village 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, (718) 723-4440 | Thursday, August 1, 3:30pm | This is for students entering grades 7-12 only. 

Sunnyside 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, (718) 784-3033 | Thursday, August 8, 3pm

Build This Weird Thing in Space

Your mission?  To help “astronauts” build a structure in space.  The catch? You can’t see them and they can’t see you.

North Hills 57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck, (718) 225-3550 | Thursday, August 15, 5pm

Peninsula 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, (718) 634-1110 | Wednesday, August 28, 3pm

Seaside 116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, (718) 634-1876 | Thursday, August 8, 3pm

Glen Oaks 256-04 Union Turnpike, (718) 831-8636 | Friday, August 9, 1:30pm | This program is for teens.

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Major support provided by New York Life Foundation, the city-wide sponsor for the Summer Reading Program.