For Children

Events at the Children's Library

Children's events are for Library members unless otherwise specified.
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 children@nysoclib.org.
To receive the Children's Library electronic newsletter and event updates please email children@nysoclib.org.

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday October 18, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday September 29, 10:30 AM
Friday October 14, 10:30 AM
Thursday October 20, 10:30 AM
Thursday October 27, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and older

Apples, Apples, Everywhere

Thursday, September 29, 4:00 PM

Enjoy a basket of tales about this favorite fall fruit and make an apple craft.

Fall Fun!

Thursday, October 6, 4:00 PM

Join us for autumn stories and a craft to celebrate this lovely season.

Lions and Tigers and Bears (oh My!)

Thursday, October 13, 4:00 PM

Take a walk on the wild side with stories and a craft about these furry, fierce animals.

Slightly Spooky Stories

Thursday, October 27, 4:00 PM

Get ready for Halloween with haunted tales and a craft.

Grades K-3

Caldecott Club: Owl Moon

Friday, October 21, 3:30 PM

Join us for Caldecott Medal stories and learn about the art that made these books award winners.  This month we will look at Owl Moon by Jane Yolen and then create an autumnal collage.

Special Events

Tween Scene: Pencil It In!

Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | For ages 9 and older
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

Calling all tweens!  Join us in the Children's Library to make a personalized pencil holder for your desk--just in time for school!

Books and Bites: Book Discussion of Raina Telgemeier's Ghosts

Thursday, October 20, 5:30 PM | For grades 4 - 8
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

Read Ghosts, then join us to talk about it, the Day of the Dead, comic books, and siblings. As we chat, we’ll enjoy a few snacks!

Creepy Crafts Make-and-Take

Saturday, October 22, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, October 23, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
For all ages

Drop by the Children's Library to make a haunted Halloween craft
Advance registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Tween Scene: Magical Menacing Monsters

Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | For ages 9 and older
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

Calling all tweens!  To celebrate Halloween and Harry Potter, we'll be making our own fantastic beasts book.

Young Writers' Workshop: Dave Johnson on Contemporary Poetry

Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 PM | For grades 3 - 7 | $10 per child
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

Join poet Dave Johnson to explore poetry and craft your own poems.

Folk Tales and Fun Tunes: Musical Storytelling with Bob "Bobaloo" Basey

Saturday, November 12, 3:00 PM | For ages 2 and older | $5 per child
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

Enjoy an afternoon of interactive and musical storytelling.

Chris Raschka, Home at Last

Sunday, November 20, 3:00 PM | For grades K - 5 | $5 per person
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

 

Richard Peck, The Best Man

Sunday, December 4, 3:00 PM | For grades 4 and older | $5 per person
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

 

The above programs are generously funded by Richard Peck.