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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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Queens Library is Hiring!

If you are ready to work in the World’s Borough, then Queens Library wants you! 

The Queens Library is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly engaged, creative, customer service-driven candidates who are eager for an opportunity to ...

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 ...

Town Hall for Veterans: Learn More About Your VA and GI Bill Benefits

Do you know about all the special educational, health and disability benefits that are available to veterans of all eras, including those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan?

You are invited to our all-day Town Hall at the Central Library on Saturday, August 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where ...

Thank Your Elected Officials With #YouInvested!

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Ferreras, Majority Leader Van Bramer, outgoing Libraries Subcommittee Chair Constantinides, incoming Libraries Subcommittee Chair King and the New York City Council have made an historic investment in our city’s libraries.

We're thanking them for their ...

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 ...

Lincoln Center Local is LIve at Queens Library!

Please join us during Saturdays in August, when Lincoln Center Local will bring free live concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to select Queens Library locations.

These include performances by the Brazilian-American group Nation Beat, the New Orleans band Cha Wa, ...

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 ...

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Summer Meals 2015

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29 to September 4 from 1:00-2:00PM at select community libraries.

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

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Jul
28
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Quick Summer Prep for Academic Tests

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Assistance is available to help children prepare for various state tests used to gauge academic progress and standing. We are offering test preparation and tutoring services in one-on-one and small-group settings.

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

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Jul
28
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SMART Academy

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

School has ended and the fun has begun! We'll learn coding, do exciting science experiments, play educational games and win prizes, every afternoon this summer. Get smart!

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

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Jul
28
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Maker Camp

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Maker Camp is free for everyone and a great way for communities large and small to engage kids this summer with cool projects and activities. All kids can join, no matter where they live or go to school, and best of all, it's free!

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

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Aug
1
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Homework Help

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Students ages 6-18 can get homework help at the library Saturdays between 11:00AM and 2:00PM.

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

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Sep
8
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Book Buddies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Teen volunteers are paired with children in grades 1-6 who want to practice reading aloud or have someone read to them. Children will also participate in fun literacy games and other activities.

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

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Sep
8
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Homework Help

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Our volunteer Homework Helpers offer after-school assistance to children in grades 1-6 to help them succeed in class

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

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Sep
14
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Chess Club for Kids

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Why chess? Chess is a universal game that teaches strategy, patience, focus, and anticipating and understanding the consequences of actions. Plus, it's a lot of fun!

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

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Sep
14
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Back-to-School Extravaganza

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need to borrow materials from the library for school assignments but owe too many fines on your library card? Help is on the way! For any children’s or tween library program you attend September 9-30, you will earn a $20 Library Buck Voucher. Each voucher can be used towards reducing your outstanding fine! Some programs may require preregistration. You may preregister for and attend more than one program to earn more than one Library Buck Voucher.

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

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