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 unless otherwise specified.

Please make sure children meet the proper age requirements. 

To register please email or call the Children's Library at 212-288-6900 x234.
To receive the Children's Library newsletter and event updates please email

All Ages

Creation Station

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

On some weekends, drop by the Library to color, create, or craft.
Please check the Library's Event Calendar to confirm the schedule.
Registration is not required.

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM
Tuesday, January 21, 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. 

Ages 2 and Older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, January 10, 10:00 AM

Friday, January 17, 10:00 AM

Friday, January 31, 10:00 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and Older

Soupy Stories

Thursday, January 9, 4:00 PM

Warm up with tales about sipping soup.

Dragon Tails

Thursday, January 16, 4:00 PM

Get ready to breathe fire for these fierce tales.

Let It Snow!

Thursday, January 30, 4:00 PM

Enjoy wintry stories full of fluttery flakes.

Grades K+

Globe Trekkers: Summer Down Under

Wednesday, January 8, 4:00 PM

Join us to celebrate global cultural events. This month, we’ll journey to Australia where everyone’s on holiday and having a barbie on the beach!

Special Events

Folk Tales and Fun Tunes: Musical Storytelling with Bobaloo 

Saturday, January 25, 3:00 PM | Open to the public | For all ages | $10/child

Discover stories through songs with Bobaloo: a musician, storyteller, and Pied Piper of Song.

Young Writers' Workshop: Graphic Novels with Ruth Chan

Tuesday, January 28, 5:00 PM | For members and their guests | Grades 3 and up | $15/child

Explore visual storytelling and make your own comics.

Rebecca Behrens: Writing Famous and Fascinating Places

Thursday, February 13, 5:00 PM | Open to the public | Grades 3 and up | $10/person

The author reads from her latest book and leads a mini-workshop for young writers.

These events are generously supported by Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner and by the Richard Peck Fund.