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2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank You For Investing In Libraries!

The Mayor and the New York City Council have announced their FY 2016 Budget Agreement. We are very pleased and grateful to share that NYC libraries will receive $43 million citywide in additional funding for FY 2016!

This additional funding will increase access to library programs and services, and allow us to ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Our New Music For July!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our collection.

This month features music from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Florence + the Machine, Passion Pit, Murs, Tech N9ne, Todd Rundgren, Muse, Ciara and ...

Maker Camp 2015 at Queens Library

Maker Camp is a free summer program for kids ages 8 to 12, and Makers of all ages! Join young inventors and artists from around the world too. We make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.

Visit the web page to register or more information. 

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...

Jul
6
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Twilight Tales

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Children ages 18 months to 5 years and their parent or caregiver will listen to classic stories, old and new, and learn songs and fingerplays. Feel free to wear your slippers and/or pajamas and please bring a flashlight. Space is limited. First come, first seated.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
7
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Children entering grades 1-5 will listen to amazing stories about amazing people and animals, make crafts, play board games and participate in contests. Every week is a different theme. 7/7: animal heroes; 7/14: Superman; 7/21: friendship; 7/28: Batman; 8/4: environment; 8/11: sports
Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
8
10:45AM

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11:30AM

Family Storytime

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Mrs. Tina and an adult or child volunteer, will read stories, with musical instruments and movement activities as well. This program is designed for children ages 1-5 and their older siblings, parents and grandparents. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Jul
8
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Summer Craft Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 1-5, and their caregivers are invited to drop in and make a craft. Pre-registration is not required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is now closed

Our Thursday evening Chess Club, for children and teens in grades 1-12, is led by two volunteer experts. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Summer Family Films

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Our July family film will be the original animated "101 Dalmatians" (1961), based on the children's classic of the same name by Dodie Smith. In August we will screen "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" (2014), rated PG, based on the book by Judith Viorst. Space is limited; first come, first seated.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Discussion for Boys

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Join Mrs. Tina to discuss "Numbed" by David Lubar. Before attending the meeting, participants must read the book, copies of which will be available at the Customer Service Desk. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program. Preregistration is required.


Aug
13
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Book Discussion and Activity for Girls

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join Mrs. Tina and two parent volunteers for a discussion of "The Tale of Desperaux" by Kate DiCamillo. Participants must read the book before attending the meeting. Copies are available at the Customer Service Desk. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program. Preregistration is required.