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Teen Podcast Naming Contest!

Do you love podcasts? Are you creative with words? Put your skills to the test by entering the Teen Podcast Naming Contest. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones!

We want the new name to relate to the podcast’s themes of hip-hop and urban culture. Make it funny, make it playful, make ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Community Service Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Earn service hours for school while doing something good for your community or people in need. A different project each week: make cards for veterans and nursing home residents; craft holiday placemats for a soup kitchen; create cozy baby caps for hospitalized newborns; paint welcoming posters for the library--and more! Ages 9-12 years. No registration required.

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

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Dec
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story and Play Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Playtime followed by stories and songs for children ages 18 to 35 months and a parent or caregiver. No registration required but space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room before each session.

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

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Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 will listen to books and then make works of art inspired by the stories, using a variety of artistic materials. Come ready to create and get messy!

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

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Dec
15
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Broadway Babies

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your infant up to age 17 months for short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and socializing!

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

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Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles & more! Play with old friends, make new friends.


Dec
22
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Film Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a family-friendly film in our auditorium.


Dec
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

New Year's Party!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Get ready for 2018! We'll start the celebration by learning about New Year traditions around the world, playing games, writing New Year's resolutions, and creating sparkly party hats. We'll even count down to midnight--55 hours early! (ages 5-12)


Jan
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Story & Craft Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Listen to some seasonal stories and then work together on a fun craft. Perfect for families with children ages 4 to 8.


Jan
9
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Tuesday Play With Me Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Encourage early learning! Join us for a story, songs, and rhymes, followed by free play with age-appropriate toys. For babies and children (5 years and younger) with parent/caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tech Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Have fun while improving your computer skills! Ages 9-12.

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

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Jan
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

PreSchool Storytime

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, and other fun activities for children ages 3-5 and a parent or caregiver. Space is limited; please pick up a ticket in the Children's Room before the program.

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

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Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broadway Library Annual Spelling Bee

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3 to 6 are invited to compete in Broadway Library's Annual Spelling Bee. TWO winners (one in Grade 3 or 4 and one in Grade 5 or 6) will compete in a Queens Library Spelling Bee at the Central Library in April! Registration required--see a Children’s Librarian to sign up and get a word list. Spelling Bee Practice Sessions will be held on January 12 and 19 at 4 p.m.--participants must attend at least one practice session in order to compete on January 26.