This is a free, enriching after-school program for children. Queens Library’s STACKS program begins on October 5, and runs from 3 to 6 pm Monday thru Friday.

Here’s more about Queens Library’s free STACKS program:

  • Serves 730 students ages 6-14 at 20 branches
  • Offers hands-on, supervised activities and games that expand students’ curiosity and stimulate learning
  • Assists wide range of students including boys and girls from immigrant households (where English is rarely spoken by parents)
  • Is enrollment-based and facilitated by qualified, caring Leader(s), who track each student’s progress

Queens Library President/CEO Dennis M. Walcott said, «STACKS gives children help with homework and school projects and a safe haven in the afternoons. Students share their learning with adults and siblings at home. Having schoolwork done in a supervised environment also takes some pressure off working parents.»

Qeens Library seeks public-private alliances to help underwrite STACKS. RecentlyInvestors Foundation provided the program with an $11,000 grant.

«Thanks to funders like Investors Foundation, Queens Library can contribute to academic success and quality family time,» said Mr. Walcott.