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 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, September 10, 10:00 AM
Tuesday, September 17, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and Older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday, September 13, 10:00 AM
Friday, September 20, 10:00 AM
Friday, September 27, 10:00 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and Older

Mouse Tails

Thursday, September 12, 4:00 PM

Scamper into the Library for stories featuring the great mice of literature!

Peace Party 

Thursday, September 19, 4:00 PM

Celebrate friendships new and old with stories of peace, love, and kindness.

Ready, Set, School!

Thursday, September 26, 4:00 PM

Welcome the new school year with silly school stories.

Grades K+

Globe Trekkers: Moon Madness

Wednesday, September 11, 4:00 PM

Join us to celebrate global cultural events. This month, we’ll travel to China for their Moon Festival.

Special Events

Young Writers' Workshop: Poetry Café with Sarah Porter

Tuesday, October 22, 5:00 PM | For members and guests | Grades 3 and up | $15/child

Share poetry and snacks with poet and novelist Sarah Porter as you develop your poetic voice.
This event is generously supported by Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner. 

Meg Wolitzer & Holly Goldberg Sloan: To Night Owl from Dogfish 

Thursday, November 14, 5:00 PM | Open to the public | Grades 3 and up | $10/person 

Two extraordinary authors share stories about writing a book together.

Treasures of the Heart: Storytelling with LuAnn Adams 

Saturday, November 16, 3:00 PM | For members and guests | Ages 3 and older | $10/child

A captivating storyteller shares tales from around the world that families will treasure. 

Interrupting Chicken: A Puppet Show by David Ezra Stein 

Saturday, December 7, 3:00 PM | Open to the public | Ages 5 and older | $10/person 

Enjoy an entertaining puppet show from the acclaimed author-illustrator. 

These events are generously supported by the Richard Peck Fund.