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We Did It!

Thanks to your social media posts, your postcards, letters and calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, and the New York City Council on June 14, 2018 agreed on a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes at least $60 million in capital funds and a $16.7 million increase in ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

Queens Library's Battle of the Bands!

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever!

For the fourth year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 30!

Gifted musicians ages ...

Get Ready for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. Get prepared at the library with lots of opportunities to make crafts for the father figures in your life.

From cards and ties to a picture frame or a poster, we’ve got you covered. You can also attend Father’s Day-themed storytimes with your child.

If your child is ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands is just 4 weeks away, and here's where you can learn about our talented contestants.

For today's spotlights, you can meet your returning host with the most, Torae, plus Jackson Heights natives and Battle of the Bands newcomers E3.

Check back here in the ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

Jun
19
1:15PM

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2:00PM

Toy Time

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come play with us! Play with toys and socialize with other toddlers and their guardians! A fun time for all! Ages 1-3 years with parent or guardian

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

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Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin' Fireman

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

The "Rappin' Fireman" John Ruiz engages and teaches children about fire prevention and fire safety. This event encourages audience participation. For ages 6 to 12.


Jun
20
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun! Ages 18-36 months.

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

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Jun
20
12:15PM

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12:45PM

Pre-K Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Continue the fun after storytime with a pre-K craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the summer solstice with a craft!


Jun
21
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy juice and cookies. For ages 18 months-5 years.

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

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Jun
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Movie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' movie!

May 4 - Ferdinand (2017, PG)
May 11 - Jumanji (2017, PG-13)
May 18 - Paddington (2017, PG)
May 25 - Peter Rabbit (2018, PG)


Jun
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Mr. Chris's Musical Experience

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in a high energy and interactive show with Mr. Chris featuring music, song, and dance with an educational twist. Come kick off Summer Reading and pick out great books to read over the Summer. For children ages 6-12. Space is limited.


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunches

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 may come for a free school lunch on weekdays during the summer. First-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

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Jul
5
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids and Teens

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

This program will explore how the body works, eating a balanced meal, reading food labels, and being active for 60 minutes a day.

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

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Jul
5
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to five years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy juice and cookies.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Reading Rocks

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to join us for musical stories, finger plays, songs, and fun!

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

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Jul
7
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Saturday Sock Hop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come rock your socks off at the Saturday Sock Hop! Dance, play, and meet new friends! Ages 18 months - 4 years welcome.

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

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Jul
7
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Video Game Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

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

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Jul
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Read books with a buddy!

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

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Jul
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Coding for Kids: Game Design

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 8-12 can take summer computer classes for coding. There will be Game Designing using CS First Google Scratch. Participants must sign up for classes.

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

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Jul
11
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Pre-K Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Continue the fun after storytime with a pre-K craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Rockin' Reels

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' movie!
7/11 Camp Rock(NR)
7/18 Sing(PG)
7/25 Coco(PG)
8/1 Frozen Sing-A-Long(PG)
8/8 High School Musical 2(NR)
8/15 Annie(PG)

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

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Jul
12
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join us to make a rockin' summer craft!

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

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Jul
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Friday Fun!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun! We will be making exciting crafts and doing amazing activities. One book report is required.

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

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Aug
22
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Theatricks by Phil

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

End summer the right way by participating in a magic show by Mr. Phil!

Sponsored by Marc Haken, Chair, Community Board 8, Youth, Education, and Library Committee