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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.

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

Back-to-School Kickoff  
Join us at the Queens Village Library and get ready for the new school year! Stop by and learn how the library can help you succeed! 
Wednesday, September 4, 1pm

Back-to-School Craft   
Join us for a back-to-school craft.  
Tuesday, September 17, 3pm

Rego Park 
91-41 63 Drive 
(718) 459-5140

Celebrate the first week of school by playing a game of back-to-school Bingo. Preregistration is not required but space is limited to the first 25 children in grades K-5. 
Friday, September 6, 3:45pm

20-12 Madison Street
(718) 821-4770

Back-to-School Crafternoon  
Join us for a special back-to-school craft! 
Tuesday, September 3, 3pm

Scavenger Hunt 
Join us for a back-to-school scavenger hunt and get to know what the library has to offer you. 
Thursday, September 5, 3pm

Back-to-School Party  
Celebrate the beginning of the school year with special games and prizes! 
Friday, September 6, 3pm

Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica
(718) 723-4440

Welcome Tour 
Join us as we introduce children and parents to educational resources and provide a tour of the library followed by a library scavenger hunt. Space is limited.  
Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6, 3pm

Back-to-School Craftin' Around 
Celebrate back-to-school month at the Rochdale Village Library with a school-themed craft!  Children in kindergarten and up are welcome!  
Tuesdays, September 10 and 17, 3pm

144-20 243 Street  
(718) 528-8490

Mr. Chris Musical Experience 
Join Mr. Chris and his team in a performance that includes music, movement, storytelling. and interactive games for ages 5-12.  
Friday, September 20, 3:30pm

St. Albans 
191-05 Linden Boulevard
(718) 528-8196

Introducing St. Albans Community Library 
Join us for a brief tour and learn about the resources and programs at your library.  
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 4pm

Get Your Library Card, Your Ticket to Discovery  
Be empowered! Get your library card, your ticket to the world of discovery. 
Mondays-Fridays, except Labor Day, September 3-27, 1-4pm

Introducing the STACKS After-School Program 
Developed by Queens Public Library, STACKS After-School is a free enrichment program for children ages 6–14. STACKS After-School was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-age children build their social and academic skills. 
Monday, September 16 and Thursday, September 19, 4:30pm

116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park
(718) 634-1876

Seaside Back-to-School Kickoff  
Join us at the Seaside Library and get ready for the new school year! Stop by and learn how the library can help you succeed. 
Wednesday, September 4, 3pm

South Hollis 
204-01 Hollis Avenue
(718) 465-6779

Back-to-School Event  
Families can get ready for the upcoming school year by learning about the library's resources. 
Wednesday, September 4, 2pm

Back-to-School School Supplies Giveaway Event   
Join us for free school supplies!  
Saturday, September 7, 11am

Decorating Your Notebooks  
Come and decorate your notebooks.  
Tuesday, September 10, 3pm

Back-to-School Decorate Your Folders  
Decorate your folders for back-to-school. 
Tuesday, September 17, 3pm

Back-to-School Crafts   
Come make pencil cases and flower pens. 
Tuesday, September 24, 3pm

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

Back-to-School Community Celebration  
Join us for our annual Back-to-School Community Celebration. Children will receive free school supplies while supplies last, enjoy fun games, dance with our live DJ, and much more! 
Saturday, September 21, 1pm

Magic Show with Speedo the Clown  
Join us for magic and a fun for back-to-school celebration at South Jamaica for youth ages 5-12.  Space is limited. 
Saturday, September 21, 2pm

South Ozone Park 
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard
(718) 529-1660

Back-to-School Event  
Welcome back to school! Come to South Ozone Park Library to meet the staff, sign up for a library card, and learn about the resources Queens Public Library has to offer. We will have free giveaways and storytime for the younger kids. A table will be set up with printed information on programs, services, and resources for children, parents, and caregivers. 
Monday, October 7, 3:30pm

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

Library Scavenger Hunts 
School-age children, play a scavenger hunt game to learn more about the library and library collection. 
Tuesday, September 10, 4pm

Craft Supplies and Meet Your Teen Librarian  
Meet your teen librarian and make a duct tape pencil case!  
Friday, September 20, 3pm

151-10 14 Road 
(718) 767-8010

Open Library School Week: Story and Craft 
Come hear a school-related story for kids. Paint a clam shell or rock for your desk. There will be tote bags and stickers for each kid. Please come and join us. 
Friday, September 27, 4pm

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

Children Knit & Crochet 
Children ages 8-12 can learn how to knit or crochet!  Families will be responsible for bringing the following items:
For Crocheting: Crochet Hook - Size G or H
For Knitting: Knitting Needles  - Size 7, 8, or 9 

Tuesdays, September 3 - December 17, 3pm

Lanyard Craft  
Why not spend the day before school begins making a simple lanyard project?  This is for children ages 5 and older. 
Wednesday, September 4, 3pm

Book Bingo 
Children ages 5-12 can join us for a fun game of book Bingo.  Just like traditional Bingo, every player will get a card, but instead of numbers, they'll have the names of classic children's book titles!   
Thursday, September 5, 4pm

After-School Movie 
Children are invited to join us for an after-school movie, "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" (2014, PG).  
Friday, September 6, 4pm

Back-to-School Open House 
Come to visit the Windsor Park Community Library at the beginning of the new school year. You'll appreciate a variety of resources and programs for all ages. Visitors will receive goodies while supplies last. Ask about homework help and read down your fines for doing homework. 
Thursday, September 12, 12:30pm

Scavenger Hunt  
Children and teens (ages 5 and up) are invited to take part in a scavenger hunt: try to follow the clues scattered throughout our library!  
Thursday, September 12, 4pm

Book Bingo 
Children ages 5-12 can join us for a fun game of book Bingo.  Just like traditional Bingo, every player will get a card, but instead of numbers, they'll have the names of classic children's book titles!   
Friday, September 13, 4pm

Children (ages 5-12) are invited to join us in making a craft using the Japanese art of paper folding. 
Thursday, September 19, 4pm

Jeopardy Challenge for Kids  
Join us for a Jeopardy contest where where children pick different categories and try to answer questions correctly. Can you and your team be the champions?   
Thursday, September 26, 4pm

54-22 Skillman Avenue
(718) 429-4700

Back-to-School Event 
Learn about how the library can assist you in the coming school year!  
Tuesday, September 10, 2:30pm