For Children

Events at the Children's Library

Children's events are for Library members and registration is required. 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, September 23, 10:00 AM

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


Age Two

Time for Twos

Friday, September 12, 10:30 AM
Thursday, September 18, 10:30 AM

Enjoy a special storytime just for two-year-olds.


Ages 3 and Older

Ready, Set, School!

Thursday, September 11, 4:00 PM

Celebrate the new school year with classroom tales and a craft.

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

Thursday, September 18, 4:00 PM

Join us for celestial stories and a craft.

Apples, Apples, Everywhere

Thursday, September 25, 4:00 PM

Share a baset of tales about this favorite fall fruit and make an apple craft.


Grades K-3

Back-to-School Stories

Friday, September 19, 3:30 PM

Enjoy humorous school stories and make a decoupage pencil holder.

Special Events

Young Writers' Workshop with Rebecca Behrens: Fascinating People

Friday, October 24, 3:30 PM | Grades 4-8 | For members and their guests | $10 per participant

Author and Library member Rebecca Behrens will discuss historical fiction and guide students in researching and writing stories about fascinating people and places in history. Behrens is the author of When Audrey Met Alice, the tale of what happens when frustrated First Daughter Audrey discovers Alice Roosevelt's secret diary hidden beneath the White House floorboards.

Scared Silly! Halloween Storytelling with Getchie Argetsinger

Saturday, October 25, 11:00 AM | Age 3 and older | For members and their guests | $5 per child

Kick off your Halloween adventures at the Children's Library with some slightly scary stories and story theater games.
Put on your costume and join storyteller Getchie Argetsinger for slightly scary stories featuring goofy ghosts, wacky witches . . . and you!

Chris Grabenstein: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

Friday, November 7, 4:00 PM | Grade 3 and older | For members and their guests | $5 per person

Twelve lucky 12-year-olds are selected to participate in an overnight event in the state-of-the-art new library built by the eccentric game inventor Luigi Lemoncello. But when the kids wake up, they discover a new and unexpected game: whoever can find a way out of Mr. Lemoncello's library will win the grand prize. In this event, bestselling author Chris Grabenstein will share his novel, lead writing games, and "leave kids eager to do more writing on their own."

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