It's time for the 2023-2024 School Year!
School is back in session, and you and your family will be ready, with help from Queens Public Library!
QPL is here for kids, parents, caregivers, and educators with our extensive Back-to-School Guide in four languages: English, Bengali (বাংলা), Chinese (中文), and Spanish (Español)!
This year's Back-to-School Guide includes:
- Library Resources and Databases for Students
- Early Learning, School Aged, and Young Adult Booklists (which you can also find below)
- Articles about Your Child's School Sleep Schedule, What to Do When Your Child is Hurting, and Family Communication
- The 2023-2024 NYC Public School Calendar
- and much more!
You can download QPL’s 2023-2024 Back-to-School Guide here:
Do you know anyone who might need help with their homework this Fall? If so, point them to STACKS!
Developed by Queens Public Library, STACKS is a free afterschool enrichment program for children in grades K-5. STACKS was created to enhance children’s learning experiences through age-appropriate activities in a safe, welcoming environment.
All programs are held in-person at nine locations across Queens. STACKS operates throughout the school year (including school holidays), Mondays-Fridays, 3pm-5:30pm. For Fall 2023, classes will begin Monday, October 2.
Registration will be open from Monday, September 18 to Friday, October 6. Each location will be hosting information sessions and enrollment kickoff days. We encourage parents to attend to receive more information.
Learn More about STACKS: queenslib.org/qplstacks
Kick Off to Kindergarten & Toddler Learning Centers
You’re never too young to start your educational journey!
QPL’s Kick Off to Kindergarten (K2K) program enables young children (ages 3-5) to develop their early literacy skills—and begin a lifelong love of reading! Meanwhile, their parents and caregivers receive guidance to become confident in their ability to support their child’s development. Classes are offered virtually and in-person, with translation support in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Designed to serve the needs of toddlers (approx. ages 18-38 months) and their caregivers, QPL’s Toddler Learning Centers (TLCs) are hosted at multiple Queens Public Library locations across the borough. While your children play in a safe, nurturing environment and participate in guided activities, early learning professionals will offer you advice about speech development, nutrition, early literacy, gross motor development, and much more.
Our Fall 2023 K2K and TLC programs are starting soon; visit our Early Learning Services webpage for more information and to register.
Join us in-person at the Library for our upcoming programs and get ready for the new school year.
Here are some books from the Library for early readers, school-age kids, and teens that will help kids deal with first-day-of-school anxiety, and get them excited for the classroom and beyond!
Study Break: 11 College Tales from Orientation to Graduation by Aashna Avachat (Editor)