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

All Ages

Creation Station

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

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

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles & Giggles

Tuesday, January 22, 10:00 AM

Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 AM

Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 AM

Join us for songs, stories, and playtime for babies and toddlers.
Advance registration is not accepted. Pick up a ticket at the front desk on Tuesday morning.

Ages 2 and Older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, January 18, 10:00 AM

Thursday, January 24, 10:00 AM

Friday, February 8, 10:00 AM

Thursday, February 14, 10:00 AM

Friday, February 22, 10:00 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and Older

Miss Spider's Tea Party

Thursday, January 24, 4:00 PM

Enjoy a tea party with Miss Spider and friends!

Puppy Tails

Thursday, January 31, 4:00 PM

Raise a howl for these stories about happy hounds.

All Aboard! 

Thursday, February 7, 4:00 PM

Climb on for some terrific train tales. 

Love Is All Around

Thursday, February 14, 4:00 PM

Enjoy heart-warming stories of love and friendship. 

A...B...C...Read to me!

Thursday, February 28, 4:00 PM

Join us for these alphabetastic stories. 

Grades K and Up

Time Travelers: Egyptology

Wednesday, February 13, 4:00 PM

Take a trip in our time machine. This month, we'll learn to talk and walk like Egyptians. 

Ages 9 and Older

Tween Scene: Friends Forever

Wednesday, January 23, 4:00 PM

Calling all tweens! Give your bestie or the new kid a bracelet to welcome the new year. 
Guests welcome with advance registration.

Tween Scene: Color Yourself Crazy

Tuesday, February 19, 4:00 PM

Calling all tweens! Join us for an hour of creative coloring. 
Guests welcome with advance registration. 

Special Events

The 17th Annual Young Writers Awards

Competition open January 2- April 2 | Grades 3-12 

The New York Society Library Young Writers Awards honor excellent writing by young library members.

Family Fun Day

Saturday, February 2, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM | For families | Open to the public 

A special opportunity to introduce your friends to the Library at our Children’s Library Open House: an afternoon of family fun featuring storyteller Bill Gordh with tales from around the globe!

Workshop: Christina Amato, Making Books By Hand

Wednesday, February 6, 5:00 PM | Grades 3-Up | $20/child | For members and their guests

Explore the art of bookmaking with Library Conservator Christina Amato. Participants will make their own unique blank books using traditional materials and techniques.

Young Writers' Workshop: Poetry Cafe with Dave Johnson

Wednesday, February 27, 5:00 PM | Ages 9-Up | $15/child | For members and their guests

Share poetry and snacks with poet and playwright Dave Johnson. Learn how writers turn their ideas into poems, gain the inspiration and knowledge to craft your own poetry, and share your writing with others.

Project Cicero Book Collection at the Library

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:00 AM to Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 8:00 PM | Entry Hall | open to the public

Library patrons are encouraged to donate new or gently used preschool through high school books in the boxes in the Library’s entry hall February 28-March 7. To purchase books from the wish list, see

Listen to the Magic: Storytelling with Getchie Argetsinger

Saturday, March 2, 3:00 PM | Ages 2-Up | $10/child | For members and their guests

Featuring interactive stories, songs, and fingerplays, this lively program is filled with humor and action.

Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan: Watch Us Rise

Saturday, April 13, 3:00 PM | Ages 13-Up | Open to the public

Join the conversation with award-winning, bestselling author Renée Watson and writer/performer Ellen Hagan as they discuss their powerful new YA novel Watch Us Rise.