For Children

Events at the Children's Library

Children's events are for Library members.  Registration is required and space is limited. Please make sure children meet the proper age requirements.
To register please call the Children's Library at 212-288-6900 x234 or email


Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 AM

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for babies and toddlers.

Ages 2 and Older

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, April 9, 10:30 AM
Friday, April 17, 10:30 AM
Thursday, April 23, 10:30 AM
Thursday, April 30, 4:00 PM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and Older

Bunny Hop!

Thursday, April 9, 4:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 3:00 PM

Hop on over to the Children's Library for rabbit tales and a craft.

Springtime Stories

Thursday, April 16, 4:00 PM

Celebrate spring with stories and ablooming flower craft.

Poetry Power!

Thursday, April 23, 4:00 PM

Revel in rhythms and rhymes as we celebrate National Poetry Month with poems, stories, and a craft.


Grades K-3


Friday, March 27, 3:30 PM

Come express your creativity at our drop-in craft time. We'll provide plenty of art supplies for your masterpiece.

Magic Carpet Ride: Sail the Seven Seas

Friday, April 24, 3:30 PM

Ahoy mateys, come take a ride on our magic carpet! this month, we will set sail on a pirate ship seeking treasure, with stories, crafts, fun facts, and more.

Special Events

Young Writers' Workshop: Ellen Hagan on Poetry

Friday, April 17, 4:00 PM | Grades 3 and older | for members and their guests | $10 per child
In honor of National Poetry Month, poet and performer Ellen Hagan will discuss contemporary poetry and encourage participants to write their own poems.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Thursday, April 30 | All Day | for all ages

Every April Americans celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day by tucking a poem in their pockets and sharing it with others throughout the day. To join the celebration, stop by the Children's Library to pick up a pocket-sized poem.

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