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, December 17, 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, December 6, 10:00 AM 

Friday, December 13, 10:00 AM

Friday, December 20, 10:00 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and Older

Gingerbread Tales

Thursday, December 5, 4:00 PM

Run to the library as fast as you can for gingerbread stories. 

Season's Readings

Thursday, December 12, 4:00 PM

Enjoy festive stories about Hanukkah and Christmas. 

Films and Fun

Thursday, December 19, 4:00 PM

Bring along your favorite teddy to enjoy this short film about Corduroy, a little lost bear.

Grades K+

Globe Trekkers: Holidays in a New Home

Wednesday, December 11, 4:00 PM

Join us to celebrate global cultural events. This month, we'll join Oskar on his stroll through the city in 1931, in search of a new home in America.

Special Events

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.