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, May 5, 10:00 AM
Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and Older

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, April 30, 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 7, 10:30 AM
Friday, May 15, 10:30 AM
Thursday, May 21, 10:30 AM
Thursday, May 28, 4:00 PM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and Older

Mother's Day Stories

Thursday, May 7, 4:00 PM
Join us for Mother's Day stories and make a special gift for Mom.

Book Worm!

Thursday, May 14, 4:00 PM
Enjoy stories about books and libraries and make your own book.

A Bug's Life

Thursday, May 21, 4:00 PM
Join us for insect sotries and a critter craft.


Grades K-3

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.


Friday, May 29, 3:30 PM

Get inspired by an imaginative story and express your own creativity. We'll provide plenty of materials for your masterpiece.

Special Events

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.

Mother's Day Make-and-Take

Saturday, May 9 | 11:30 AM-3:30 PM | for all ages

Stop by the Children's Library to make a special Mother's Day card for your mom.

The Young Writers Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 20 | 6:00 PM | for members and their guests | registration required 

The 2015 Young Writers Awards winners and participants will be honored at an awards ceremony and reception. Author Judges Dave Johnson, Robert Quackenbush, Carol Weston, and Edra Ziesk will present the awards and offer advice and inspiration for young writers.
The Young Writers Awards are generously supported by Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner and Paul A. Wagner.

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