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, February 2, 10:00 AM
Tuesday, February 23, 9:30 AM - Please note earlier start time.

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday February 5, 10:30 AM
Thursday February 18, 10:30 AM
Friday February 26, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and older

Pig Tails

Thursday, February 4, 4:00 PM

Join us for playful pig stories and a craft.

Valentine's Day Stories

Thursday, February 11, 4:00 PM

Enjoy stories about love and friendship, and make a craft for someone you love.

Films and Fun

Thursday, February 18, 4:00 PM

Warm up in the Library with the animated version of Raymond Briggs' classic The Snowman and make a craft.

Grades K-3 

Book A Trip Around the World: Asia

Friday, February 26, 3:30 PM

Join us on an international journey with tales celebrating a variety of cultures. This month, we will explore Asian traditions through folktales and a craft.

Special Events

Valentine's Day Make and Take

Saturday, February 13, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
For all ages

Drop by the Children's Library to make a Valentine for someone special.  
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Young Writer's Workshop with Erica Farber: What's Your Point of View?

Thursday, February 25, 4:00 PM | For grades 3 and older | For members and their guests | $10 per child
Advance registration required

Learn about the narrator's role in fiction by experiencing how different points of view affect the way a story unfolds.  Discover your narrative voice and find the best way to tell your story.
This program is generously funded by Richard Peck.

LuAnn Adams: Tales from Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, February 27, 11:30 AM | For All Ages | For members and their guests | $5 per child
Advance registration required

Come one and all to the Children’s Library
On the very last Saturday in February
For Seussical stories will be told
Entertaining everyone, young and old
At half past eleven the fun begins
And it’s guaranteed to inspire big grins
We hope that we will see you there
For it‘ll be an event without compare!
This program is generously funded by Richard Peck.