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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! 

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

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

Back-to-School Tabling 
Come with your child to get information about Queens Public Library and free giveaways. 
Friday, September 13, 3pm

Lefrak City
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona 
(718) 592-7677

Back-to-School At the Library 
Join us at the library as we celebrate back-to-school.  Come on into the library for a fun craft and scavenger hunt, and learn about the services and programs that the library has to offer. 
Tuesday, September 10, 3pm

69-70 Grand Avenue
(718) 639-5228

Crafts for Kids 
Please join us to make some back-to-school crafts.  
Friday, September 20, 3:30pm

155-06 Roosevelt Av. (Off Northern Blvd)  
(718) 461-1616

Back-to-School Craft 
Join us for a back-to-school craft for school-age children. 
Thursday, September 5, 4pm

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

Back-to-School Series 
Join us in the crafting corner to make something fun you can take home! 
Tuesdays, September 3 and 17, 4pm

Learn to Use Scholastic's Bookflix 
Come to Middle Village for this back-to-school tabling event to learn how to navigate and use Scholastic's Bookflix available on our website. 
Wednesday, September 4, 4:30pm

Learn to Use PowerKnowledge Life Science 
Come to this back-to-school tabling event and learn all about the science resources available for learners in grades 3 to grade 6. PowerKnowledge is available for free on our website. 
Wednesday, September 11, 4:30pm

Back-to-School at Middle Village Library  
Get back into the swing of school with a little extra help from the library!  We will have an open event with book recommendation lists, activities, and crafts for all school age children! 
Thursday, September 12, 4pm

31-32 Union Street, Flushing
(718) 539-2330

Back-to-School Open House and Craft  
Ready for a new school year? Come to the library with your children and get ready with a back-to-school craft and Bingo! 
Tuesday, September 10, 4pm

Back-to-School Tabling Event 
Tables will be set up in our Children’s Room with printed information on programs, services, and resources for children, parents, and caregivers; Mrs. H, our children's librarian, will be a guide to our children's room and will be available to answer all questions. 
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 3pm

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

Back-to-School Meet and Greet 
Get ready for the new school year by learning about how the library can help you succeed at school! 
Thursday, September 5, 2pm

North Hills 
57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck 
(718) 225-3550

Craft Time  
Come make a duct tape pencil case to use in the new school year! 
Thursday, September 5, 2:30pm

After-School Activities 
Children and teens are welcome to convene in the meeting room every school day to do homework, eat a snack, or read. 
Thursday, September 5; Friday, September 6; Mondays-Fridays, September 9-27, 2:30pm

North Hills Gazette  
Tweens and teens will work together to create, design, and write a new issue of "The North Hills Gazette." Past issues have included feature articles, book reviews, artwork, and opinion pieces. Teens who cannot attend the program in person can email their articles to  Please include your first name and grade. 
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 2:30pm

Chess Club 
Children and teens will have the opportunity to play chess and other board games. No registration required. First-come, first-served.. 
Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, 2:30pm

Craft Time  
Come decorate a pocket folder to use in the new school year! 
Thursday, September 12, 2:30pm

Read to a Dog  
Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served. 
Thursdays, September 19 and 26, 3:30pm

Ozone Park 
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
(718) 845-3127

Meet the Librarians  
Meet the Ozone Park librarians and other staff, ask questions, get to know the library, and sign up for a library card.   
Monday, September 9; Wednesday, September 11; Friday, September 13, 3:30pm

Back-to-School Craft   
Join us for a back-to-school craft.    
Tuesday, September 10, 3:30pm

What QPL Has to Offer   
As we continue Back to School: Meet the Librarian week, we will take a close look at what's available at Queens Public Library at Ozone Park. This is your chance for a guided tour of QPL's online resources, and book and graphic novel collections, and a chance to learn to use our free online resources that will help you with your school assignments. Maybe you might find some fun uses of our resources.   
Thursday, September 12, 3:30pm

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

School Hacks  
Come create and share different school hacks for conquering the new school year!  
Tuesday, September 10, 3pm

Craft for Teens 
Come and make a homework organizer! 
Wednesday, September 11, 3pm

Back-to-School Movie Event  
Come and enjoy a back-to-school movie event. 
Wednesday, September 18, 3pm

Teen STEM Activity 
Stop by and take part in our afternoon STEM activity for tweens and teens. 
Tuesday, September 24, 3pm

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

Crafty Supplies  
Join us to decorate folders (while supplies last; also feel free to bring your own) and create duct tape flower pen toppers! 
Tuesday, September 3, 3pm

Scavenger Hunt  
Join us for a library scavenger hunt to start off the school year and learn more about our library! 
Friday, September 6, 3pm

Henna Art 
Come celebrate back-to-school by getting a unique design during Henna Hand Painting with Dr. Salwa Elmeawad! Registration required. Please call Pomonok Library at 718-591-4343 or Dr. Salwa Elmeawad at 646-643-6537. Signed release from parents required for youth. 
Saturday, September 7, 1pm

Back-to-School at Pomonok Library  
Come join us as we usher in a new school year, enjoy a preview of fall programs, and take part in a back-to-school craft! 
Tuesday, September 10, 3pm

Slime Study Break  
Ages 6-12, take a break at the library and join us for a fun science experiment. We will make our own slime to play with and take home. (First-come, first-served, while supplies last).  
Tuesday, September 24, 3pm

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

Decorate a Notebook  
School-age kids, decorate a spiral notebook for school or home. 
Thursday, September 5, 4pm

Paul Goble, author and illustrator  
Learn about this writer of Native American folktales, hear some of his books, and do a simple activity. This program is for school-age kids, teens, and adults. 
Monday, September 9, 4pm

Information Table 
Visit our information table outside the library (weather permitting) to learn how to get a library card and about our programs and services. Pick up some prizes too! 
Tuesday, September 10, 2pm

Crafty Tuesday  
Arts and crafts are back this fall! We will paint, draw, fold, shape, glue and otherwise assemble a new take-home creation each week.  
Tuesdays, September 17 and 24, 4pm

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

Rocking Your Back-to-School Program for Kids  
Children ages 5-12 will learn how to use Queens Public Library's research databases for homework. The children will learn how to make and decorate their own pencil cases!  
Thursday, September 5, 4pm

Back-to-School Week Giveaway!  
We will be giving away school supplies and free book ARCS to those who visit our library card sign-up table between 2 to 4pm Friday, September 27, 2019! This is for teens and children.  
Friday, September 27, 2pm