Early Learning Services at Queens Public Library

Kick Off to Kindergarten (K2K)

Kickoff to Kindergarten enables young children, ages 3-5, to develop their early literacy skills—and begin a lifelong love of reading! Meanwhile parents and caregivers are guided to become confident in their ability to support their child’s development.

Preregister now to receive class schedule and enrollment details. Preregister here.

Weekly group sessions for kids and caregivers are offered in English and Spanish, and feature:

  • Guided activities
  • Storytimes
  • Tips for promoting at-home literacy
  • Opportunities for private, personalized guidance and feedback

Learn more about this program here.

Email K2K@queenslibrary.org for more information.

Preregister here and we’ll reach out with information for our next season of K2K.

Kick Off to Kindergarten (K2K) En Español

Familias pueden participar en Kickoff to Kindergarten cuando su niño tenga entre 3 y 5 años de edad. K2K está siendo ofrecido virtualmente y en person en bibliotecas selectas, y corre por 7 a 8 sesiones semanales consecutivos. Familias inscritas en el programa participarán en clases en grupo y tendrán oportunidades para hablar privadamente con la maestra para preguntas y sugerencias.

Preinscríbase ahora para recibir el horario de clases y los detalles de inscripción. Pre-registro aquí.

Para que su niño se prepare a leer, K2K desarrolla el aprendizaje de destrezas de alfabetización temprana con actividades guiadas y tiempos de cuento para familias, mientras promueve literatura en casa y estrategias de análisis de conflictos para adultos.

Mande un email a K2K@queenlibrary.org si tiene otras preguntas.

Preinscríbete Aquí.


Toddler Learning Centers (TLCs) are open to young children, ages 12 – 38 months, and their caregivers. This special program is presented at least twice a year in multiple Queens Public Library locations.

In Fall 2022, parents and caregivers will learn about parenting, speech development, nutrition, early literacy, and gross motor development over the course of five workshops. Each workshop will be led by an early learning professional. Programming will run from dates in September to November. See below for locations and dates.

Sign up at any available location! Please check if pre-registration is required by contacting the library directly. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to space limitations, families may only enroll for one series at a time.

Toddler Learning Centers - Fall 2022 Programs

ASTORIA
14-01 Astoria Boulevard
718-278-2220
Fridays at 11am, September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21

BAISLEY PARK
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard
718-529-1590
Wednesdays at 11am, October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9

BRIARWOOD
85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680
Wednesdays at 10:30am, September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12

CENTRAL LIBRARY (CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER)
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0767
Thursdays at 10:30am, October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3

CORONA
38-23 104 Street
718-426-2844
Thursdays at 10:30am, September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13

EAST FLUSHING
196-36 Northern Boulevard
718-357-6643
Fridays at 10:30am, October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4

ELMHURST
86-07 Broadway
718-271-1020
Wednesdays at 10:30am, September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12

FLUSHING
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1212
Thursdays at 10:30am, October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3

FOREST HILLS
108-19 71 Avenue
718-268-7934
Fridays at 10:30am, October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18

GLEN OAKS
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636
Fridays at 10:30am, October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4

HOLLIS
202-05 Hillside Avenue
718-465-7355
Wednesdays at 11:30am, September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26

HOWARD BEACH
92-06 156 Avenue
718-641-7086
Tuesdays at 2pm, October 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15

JACKSON HEIGHTS
35-51 81 Street
718-899-2500
Fridays at 10:30am, October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4

LANGSTON HUGHES
100-01 Northern Boulevard
718-651-1100
Wednesdays at 10:30am, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2

LAURELTON
134-26 225 St
718-528-2822
Wednesdays at 10:30am, September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19

MCGOLDRICK
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue
718-461-1616
Fridays at 10:30am, September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21

PENINSULA
92-25 Rockaway Beach
Boulevard
718-634-1110
Wednesdays at 11:30am, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2

POPPENHUSEN
121-23 14 Avenue
718-359-1102
Wednesdays at 10:30am, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

QUEENS VILLAGE
94-11 217th Street
718-776-6800
Wednesdays at 11am, September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19

RICHMOND HILL
118-14 Hillside Avenue
718-849-7150
Fridays at 11:30am, September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14

RIDGEWOOD
20-12 Madison Street
718-821-4770
Thursdays at 1pm, October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10

SOUTH HOLLIS
21-45 31 Street
718-821-4770
Wednesdays at 10:30am, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2

STEINWAY
21-45 31 Street
718-728-1965
Wednesdays at 10:30am September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26

WOODSIDE
54-22 Skillman Avenue
718-429-4700
Tuesdays at 2pm, September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11

WOODHAVEN
85-41 Forest Parkway
718-849-1010
Mondays at 10:30am, October 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14


Storytimes at Queens Public Library Programs: These are location-initiated programs that happen in English and Spanish consistently and have happened in Bengali, Russian, Polish, and Mandarin when the children’s librarian can facilitate.

  • Mother Goose Storytime: birth to crawlers (birth- ~6 months)
  • Toddler Storytime: crawlers to early walkers (~6-18 months)
  • Picture Book Storytime: early walkers to runners (~18-36 months)
  • Story Hour: runners to jumpers (~3-5 years)
  • Wednesdays at all locations