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
To receive the Children's Library electronic newsletter and event updates please email

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, December 6, 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 20, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, December 9, 10:30 AM
Thursday, December 15, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and older

Gingerbread Stories

Thursday, December 8, 4:00 PM

Run to the library as fast as you can for gingerbread stories and a cookie craft.

Holiday Stories

Thursday, December 15, 4:00 PM

Enjoy stories about Hanukkah and Christmas and make a holiday project of your choice.

Films and Fun

Thursday, December 22, 4:00 PM

Bring along your favorite teddy to enjoy this short film about Corduroy, a little lost bear.

Grades K-3

Caldecott Club: Color Zoo

Friday, December 9, 3:30 PM

Join us for Caldecott Medal stories and learn about the art that made these books award winners.  This month we will enjoy Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert and then create our own geometric collages of favorite animals.

Special Events

Tween Scene: What's Your Hogwarts House?

Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | For ages 9 and older
For Members and Their Guests | Advance registration required

Calling all tweens!  Determine your Hogwarts House and then make a bracelet to show your house pride.

Make and Take: Marvelous Mittens!

Saturday, December 17, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, December 18, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
For Members | For all ages

Visit the Children's Library to decorate a pair of winter mittens.
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

The above programs are generously funded by Richard Peck.