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.

All Ages

Creation Station

Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

On January weekends drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.
Registration is not required.

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, January 17, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, January 12, 10:30 AM
Friday, January 20, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and older

Puppy Tails

Thursday, January 12, 4:00 PM

Join us for canine tales and a craft.

Let It Snow!

Thursday, January 26, 4:00 PM

Enjoy winter stories and make a snowy craft.

Grades K-3

Caldecott Club: The Snowy Day

Friday, January 13, 3:30 PM

We'll read Caldecott medalist The Snowy Day and then create our own wintry landscapes.

Ages 9 And Older

Tween Scene: Totes Awesome 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
For Members and Their Guests

Calling all tweens! Welcome the new year with a new bag, decorated by you!

Special Events

Yona Zeldis McDonough The Bicycle Spy

Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 PM | For grades 3 - 7
Open to the public | $5 per child

Meet the author of this exciting book filled with secret messages, treacherous bike rides, and dangerous secrets, all set during World War II.

Books and Bites: Book Discussion of Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book

Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 PM | For grades 6 - 8
For members and their guests | $5 per child

Read the book on your own, then join a discussion with a librarian.  Light snacks will be served.

Libba Bray and David Levithan: YA Authors in Conversation

Sunday, January 29, 3:00 PM | For grades 8 and older
Open to the public | $5 per child | Parental accompaniment not required

Meet YA luminaries Libba Bray and David Levithan. Join us for conversation and refreshments.

Teen Writer's Workshop: Generating the Fantasy Novel with Sarah Porter

Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 PM | For grades 7 and older
For members and their guests | $10 per child

In our first session exlcusively for teens, fantasy author Sarah Porter will guide participants in strategies for writing their own fantasy novel.

Making Books by Hand: A Workshop

Thursday, February 9, 5:30 PM | For grades 3 and older
For members and their guests | $15 per child

Explore the art of bookmaking by using traditional materials and techniques to create your own unique blank books.
Adult assistance is recommended.

LuAnn Adams, Storyteller

Saturday, February 11, 3:00 PM | For ages 2 and older
For members and their guests | $5 per child

Warm up at the library with captivating storyteller LuAnn Adams as she brings wintry adventures and snowy animal tales to life.

Young Writers' Workshop: Playwriting with Rob Ackerman

Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 PM | For grades 3 - 7
For members and their guests | $5 per child

Acclaimed playwright Rob Ackerman will share the fundamental tools of great playwriting and guide participants in writing their own scenes.

The above programs are generously funded by Richard Peck.