Early Learning Services at Queens Public Library

Toddler Learning Centers

Designed to serve the needs of toddlers (approximately 18-38 months old) and their caretakers, Toddler Learning Centers (TLCs) are hosted at multiple Queens Public Library locations across the borough.

Over the course of five workshops, early learning professionals offer caregivers guidance about specific topics, including speech development, nutrition, early literacy, gross motor development, and more, while children play in a safe, nurturing environment and participate in guided activities.

View below for participating libraries and program dates. To sign-up, please call or visit an available location.

Please check if preregistration 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 one location at a time.

Fall 2023 Locations and Upcoming Dates

ASTORIA
14-01 Astoria Boulevard
718-278-2220
Fridays at 11am, October 20, 27; November 3 (series started on Oct. 6)

BAISLEY PARK
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard
718-529-1590
Wednesdays at 10:30am, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

BAYSIDE
214-20 Northern Boulevard
718-229-1834
Fall 2023 sessions are complete. Please visit this page regularly for updates. You may also call or visit the library.

BRIARWOOD
85-12 Main Street
718-658-1680
Mondays at 10:30am, October 23 (series started on Sep. 18)

CENTRAL LIBRARY (CHILDREN’S LIBRARY DISCOVERY CENTER)
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
718-990-0767
Thursdays at 10:30am, October 26; November 2, 9 (series started Oct. 12)

CORONA
38-23 104 Street
718-426-2844
Thursdays at 10:30am, October 26; November 2, 9, 16 (series started Oct. 19)

EAST FLUSHING
196-36 Northern Boulevard
718-357-6643
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20, 27; November 3 (series started on Oct. 6)

FLUSHING
41- 17 Main Street
718-661-1200
Thursdays at 11am, October 26 (series started on Sep. 28)

ELMHURST
86-07 Broadway
718-271-1020
Fall 2023 sessions are complete. Please visit this page regularly for updates. You may also call or visit the library.

FOREST HILLS
108-19 71 Avenue
718-268-7934
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20, 27; November 3, 17 (series started on Oct. 13)

GLEN OAKS
256-04 Union Turnpike
718-831-8636
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20 (series started on Sep. 22)

GLENDALE
78-60 73 Place
718-821-4980
Fall 2023 sessions are complete. Please visit this page regularly for updates. You may also call or visit the library.

HOLLIS
202-05 Hillside Avenue
718-465-7355
Fridays at 11am, October 20, 27; November 3, 17; December 1

HOWARD BEACH
92-06 156 Avenue
718-641-7086
Tuesdays at 2pm, October 24, 31 (series started on Oct. 3)

JACKSON HEIGHTS
35-51 81 Street
718-899-2500
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20 (series started on Sep. 22)

LANGSTON HUGHES
100-01 Northern Boulevard
718-651-1100
Fridays at 11am, October 20 (series started on Sep. 22)

MASPETH
69-70 Grand Avenue
718-639-5228
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20 (series started on Sep. 22)

MCGOLDRICK
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue
718-461-1616
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20, 27; November 3, 17 (series started on Oct. 13)

OZONE PARK
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard
718-845-3127
Wednesdays at 10:30am, October 25 (series started on Sep. 27)

PENINSULA
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
718-634-1110
Wednesdays at 11:30am, October 25 (series started on Sep. 27)

POPPENHUSEN
121-23 14 Avenue
718-359-1102
Wednesdays at 10:30am, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

QUEENS VILLAGE
94-11 217th Street
718-776-6800
Fall 2023 sessions are complete. Please visit this page regularly for updates. You may also call or visit the library.

RICHMOND HILL
118-14 Hillside Avenue
718-849-7150
Fridays at 11:30am, October 20, 27 (series started on Sep. 29)

RIDGEWOOD
20-12 Madison Street
718-821-4770
Fridays at 10:30am, October 20 (series started on Sep. 22)

SOUTH HOLLIS
204-01 Hollis Avenue
718-465-6779
Fridays at 11am, October 20, 27; November 3 (series started on Oct. 6)

WOODHAVEN
85-41 Forest Parkway
718-849-1010
Mondays at 10:30am, October 23 (series started on Sep. 18)

WOODSIDE
54-22 Skillman Avenue
718-429-4700
Mondays at 10:30am, October 23 (series started on Sep. 18)

Kickoff 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 with our curriculum aligned with the Science of Reading. Classes are offered virtually and in-person, with translation support in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Over 7 weeks, weekly group sessions for kids and caregivers feature:

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

Virtual Classes

Pre-registration is available year-round. You will be added to a waitlist and contacted when your child is eligible for the next available season. We are currently enrolling for Winter 2023! Preregister here to receive enrollment details.

Winter 2023 Virtual Class Schedule
Tuesdays at 5pm, February 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9
Thursdays at 5pm, February 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11
Saturdays at 1pm, March 2, 9, 16, 23; April 6, 13, 20

In-Person Classes

In-person classes are held at select libraries. For Winter 2023, in-person classes will be held at the locations listed below. To sign up for in-person classes, please call or visit your preferred location.

Winter 2023 In-Person Class Locations, Dates, and Times

FLUSHING
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200
Wednesdays, February 28-April 17, 3:30pm-5pm

WINDSOR PARK
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
718-468-8300
Mondays, February 26-April 15, 3:30pm-5pm

Learn more about this program here.

Email K2K@queenslibrary.org for more information.

Kickoff to Kindergarten (K2K) En Español

Familias pueden participar en Kickoff to Kindergarten cuando su niño tenga entre 3 y 5 años de edad. Fomentaremos destrezas de lectura temprana y el amor por la lectura en los pequeños, mientras los cuidadores reciben apoyo del maestro con nuestro currículo alineado con la Ciencia de la lectura. Las clases se ofrecen virtualmente y en persona en bibliotecas selectas, con traducciones disponibles en español y chino mandarín.

Durante 7 semanas, las sesiones grupales semanales para niños y cuidadores incluyen:

  • Actividades guiadas
  • Cuentos
  • Consejos para promover la alfabetización en el hogar
  • Oportunidades de orientación y comentarios privados y personalizados

Clases Virtuales

La preinscripción está disponible todo el año. Se le agregara a una lista de espera y se le contactara cuando su niño sea elegible para la proxima temporada disponible. ¡Actualmente estamos matriculando para las clases en invierno 2023! Preinscríbase aquí para recibir detalles de inscripción.

Horario de clases virtuales de invierno de 2023
los martes a las 5pm, 27 de febrero; 5, 12, 19, 26 de marzo; 2 y 9 de abril
los jueves a las 5pm, 29 de febrero; 7, 14, 21, 28 de marzo; 4 y 11 de abril
los sábados a las 1pm, 2, 9, 16, 23 de marzo; 6, 13 y 20 de abril

Clases Presenciales

Las clases en persona se llevan a cabo en bibliotecas seleccionadas. Para el invierno de 2023, las clases presenciales se llevarán a cabo en las siguientes sucursales. Para inscribirse en clases presenciales, llame o visite su ubicación preferida.

Invierno de 2023 Lugares, Fechas y Horarios de las Clases Presenciales

FLUSHING
41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200
los miércoles, 28 de febrero-17 de abril, 3:30pm-5pm

WINDSOR PARK
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
718-468-8300
los lunes, 26 de febrero-15 de abril, 3:30pm-5pm

Aprende mas sobre este programa aquí.

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


Storytimes at Queens Public Library: 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 to approximately 6 months old)
  • Toddler Storytime: crawlers to early walkers (approximately 6-18 months old)
  • Picture Book Storytime: early walkers to runners (approximately 18-36 months old)
  • Story Hour: runners to jumpers (approximately 3-5 years old)
  • Wednesdays at all locations