Get Back-to-School Ready with QPL!

It's Almost Time for the 2022-2023 School Year! 


Queens Public Library is here for kids, parents, caregivers, and educators with our extensive Back-to-School Guide in three languages: English, Spanish (Español) and Chinese (中文)!

This year's Back-to-School Guide includes: 

  • Spotlight on Banned and Challenged Books
    Our featured booklists are inspired by the 100 most popular banned and challenged books in circulation at QPL from the past decade. We are featuring a terrific selection of titles for young children as well as school-age and high school students. 
  • QPL Resource List 
    QPL offers access to public computers; free Wi-Fi and tablets to take home; the STACKS enrichment program for kids in grades K-5; and much more!
  • School Sleep Schedule
    Help your child get back on a school-year sleep schedule. 
  • College Readiness
    Applying to college can be overwhelming, but QPL has plenty of valuable resources to help students with their journey.
  • What is “School Refusal”? 
    Recognize school avoidance, and support your child in feeling safe and comfortable in a school environment. This section includes a list of local community-based youth programs. 
  • Family Communication
    Tips for improving communication with your child. 
  • This Year's Giveaway!
    From August 29 to September 2, get a free backpack when you borrow a banned or challenged book or sign up for a library card! While supplies last.  

Back-to-School Guide Available now: 


Additionally, we have created an extensive booklet featuring all of the free programs and services we have available all year long!

Our yearlong offers include: 

  • Resources for adults including immigration needs, services for homebound residents, and Brainfuse HelpNow for adult students
  • Resources for new parents
  • Learning and researching resources for kids in elementary school, including STACKS enrichment program and Brainfuse Homework Help
  • Educational resources for kids in middle school
  • Resources for high school students, including College Readiness
This extensive booklet is available now.


Join our upcoming programs to be ready for the classroom and beyond.


Our STACKS after school enrichment program, for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade, continues this fall, and offers students structured, grade appropriate activities, which are designed to stimulate curiosity in Science and Technology, Creative Thinking in the Arts, and a sense of wonder for the Humanities.


Books for Teens: 

Teenagers Learn What They Live Book Ebook

Social Justice Parenting Book Ebook

Light Up Your Child's Mind Book Ebook

Brave Learner, The Book Ebook

Price You Pay For College, The Book Ebook

We Want To Do More Than Survive Book Ebook

If the U Fits Book Ebook

Montessori Toddler, The Book Ebook

Emergency Contact Book Ebook

Dread Nation Book Ebook

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie Book Ebook

Surviving High School Book Ebook

Does My Head Look Big in This? Book

High School Survival Guide, The  Book Ebook

Special Topics in Calamity Physics Book

Fault in our Stars, The Book Ebook

Books for Children:

New Kid Book Ebook

Twins Book Ebook

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business Book Ebook

First Day of School, The Book Ebook

Merci Suarez Changes Gears Book Ebook

How to Win a Slime War Book Ebook

Twins vs. Triplets: Back to School Blitz Book Ebook

King of Kindergarten, The Book Ebook

Calvin Book

El Cucuy Is Scared Too Book Ebook

Danbi Leads the School Parade Book Ebook

Your Name Is a Song Book Ebook

Gibberish Book Ebook

Day You Begin, The Book Ebook

Posts in This Series

  1. Back-to-School Resources at Queens Public Library!
  2. When Kids Refuse to Go to School
  3. How to Get Kids Back on a School-Year Sleep Schedule
  4. Family Communication
  5. For High School Students: Become College Ready