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

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday September 16, 10:30 AM
Thursday September 22, 10:30 AM
Thursday September 29, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and older

Happy Birthday, Curious George!

Thursday, September 15, 4:00 PM

Celebrate with everyone's favorite mischievous monkey who is turning 75 years young!

Ready, Set, School!

Thursday, September 22, 4:00 PM

Welcome the new school year with silly school stories and a craft.

Apples, Apples, Everywhere

Thursday, September 29, 4:00 PM

Enjoy a basket of tales about this favorite fall fruit and make an apple craft.

Grades K-3

Caldecott Club: Tar Beach

Friday, September 23, 3:30 PM

Join us for Caldecott Medal stories and learn about the art that made these books award winners.  This month we will look at Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold and then make our own story quilts.

Special Events

Tween Scene: Postcards With Mad Libs

Tuesday, August 30, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | For ages 9 and older
For members and a guest | Advance registration required

Calling all tweens!  Design your own postcard to mail to a friend and fill it with silly mad libs.

Back-to-School Make & Take

Saturday, September 17, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday, September 18, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
For all ages

Drop by the Children's Library to make a craft to celebrate the start of a new school year!
Registration is not required for this drop-in activity.

Tween Scene: Pencil It In!

Tuesday, September 27, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | For ages 9 and older
For members and a guest | Advance registration required

Calling all tweens!  Join us in the Children's Library to make a personalized pencil holder for your desk--just in time for school!

Save the Date!

Books and Bites: Book Discussion of Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday, October 20, 5:30 PM | For grades 4 - 8
For members and a guest | Advance registration required

 

Young Writers Workshop: Dave Johnson on Contemporary Poetry

Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 PM | For grades 3 - 7 | $10 per child
For members and a guest | Advance registration required

 

Folk Tales and Fun Tunes: Musical Storytelling with Bob "Bobaloo" Basey

Saturday, November 12, 3:00 PM | For ages 2 and older | $5 per child
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

 

Chris Raschka, Home at Last

Sunday, November 20, 3:00 PM | For grades K - 5 | $5 per person
For members and their guests | Advance registration required

 

Richard Peck, The Best Man

Sunday, December 4, 3:00 PM | For grades 4 and older | $5 per person
For members and their guests | Advance registration required