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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BAISLEY PARK

Jun
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS Afterschool

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for a free after-school program! STACKS is a curriculum based after-school program that assists children with their homework assignments and projects, and do a curriculum based writing activity or craft after homework hour. Ages 6-14. Hours are 3:00-5:30pm. Transportation not provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Nutrition Workshop

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children learn healthy eating and exercise habits that support their growing bodies. Children will have the opportunity to create and eat a healthy meal! Children with allergies should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugard

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


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Jun
27
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to foster literacy skills and encourage reading! Children 2-4 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to the library for read alouds, finger plays, music, and peer interaction. Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Literacy Inc.

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Literacy connects children with opportunity. Literacy Inc. (LINC) engages families and community members to support young readers. Children listen to a read aloud and write a reader's response. LINC staff members assist children in the development of a strong reader's response. K-4th grade.


Jun
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class For Adults

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of how to use a computer, work in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and use email.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required in person.


Jun
29
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Babies and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 6mo-2yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Summer Reading: Fun Friday

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for Fun Friday. Children will use various craft materials to create a masterpiece! Space and materials are limited; please arrive early. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Childcare centers with more than 5 children must call to register. Call 718-529-1590.

6/1- Design Your Own Backpack
6/8- Crystal Sun Catchers
6/15- Native American Drums
6/22- Summer Reading Info Session
6/29- Garden Club


Jul
6
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading Fun Friday

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us on Fridays, when we play games, watch movies, or create a craft! Children younger than seven years old must be accompanied by a grown-up. Childcare centers with four or more children must register for every summer program. Space is limited.

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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3:45PM

Summer Reading Kids Creative Crafts

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 are invited to have fun at the library during the summer! Children will use various materials such as feathers, origami paper, pastel crayons, sand, and more to create a masterpiece! Children younger than seven years old must be accompanied by a grown-up.
Wednesdays @ 2:30PM (Grades Pre- K - 4th)
Thursdays @ 2:30PM (Grades 4th-6th)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Baisley STEM Makerspace: Architect Building

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages five to twelve are invited to become an architect at the library! Children will use masking tape, popsicle sticks, and their imagination to create an architectural structure. Children younger than seven must be accompanied by a grown-up.


Jul
31
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Baisley STEM Makerspace: Moon Sand

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages five to twelve can come to the library and make moon sand! Children will use household ingredients to create moon sand. Children younger than seven must be accompanied by a grown-up.


Aug
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Google CS First Programming and Coding

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for a free computer programming class. Children ages 8-12 years old will create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting artistic projects. This is a continuous four-week program, two days a week (Wed./ Thurs.). Seats are limited. Must be able to attend all sessions. Registration is required. Call 718-529-1590 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: June 16, 2007

Current Board Members:
President – Renne A. Bellamy
Vice President – Maurene Wendy Haynes
Treasurer – Joseph Agard
Secretary – Joanne Copeland
Member-at-Large – Laura B. Brown

Significant Accomplishments:
The Friends organized a wonderful “Wine and Cheese Fundraiser and Membership Drive” to support Buy-A-Book program and supported this year’s rally at Baisley Park to save libraries.

Friends Fun Facts:
The Friends was formed out of the Baisley Park Civic Association.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Bella Barclay 718-529-1590.

 

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