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.
This program will not run on Sunday, 3/11. 

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday, February 20, 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 6, 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 20, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Thursday, February 22, 10:30 AM

Thursday, March 1, 10:30 AM

Friday, March 16, 10:30 AM

Thursday, March 22, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs. 

Ages 3 and older

Pig Tails

Thursday, February 22, 4:00 PM

Join us for stories about playful pigs.

Monster Mash

Thursday, March 1,  4:00 PM

Join us for stories about silly (but not too scary)monsters.

Dinosaur Daze

Thursday, March 15, 4:00 PM

Stomp (quietly) into the Library for stories of our prehistoric planet dwellers.

Zany Zoo

Thursday, March 29, 4:00 PM

Explore the wild creatures who live at the zoo with these fun tales.

Grades K-3

STEAMship Society: A Kaleidoscopic Crafternoon

Wednesday, March 14, 4:00 PM

Curious kids, explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at the Library.  Let’s make colorful contraptions to celebrate spring’s arrival.

Ages 9 and Older

Tween Scene: Magnet Makers

Thursday, March 15, 5:30-6:30

Calling all tweens! Make your own magnets with comics and other cut-outs.
Guests welcome with advance registration.

Special Events

Young Writers' Workshop: Dave Johnson on Contemporary Poetry

Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 PM | Members and guests | Grades 3-8 | $15/person

Talk about today's poetry and turn ideas into poems with poet and playwright Dave Johnson.

Teen Writers' Workshop: Ellen Hagan on Poetry, From Page to Stage

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 PM | Members and guests | Grades 7-12 | $15/person

Write poems and play improv games with poet and performer Ellen Hagan.

Tales from Dr. Seuss with Storyteller LuAnn Adams

Saturday, March 3, 3:00 PM | Members and guests | Ages 2 and older | $10/child

Celebrate Theodor Geisel's birthday with stories featuring characters from his beloved tales.


Project Cicero 2018 | March 1-8

Donate new and gently used children's and young adult books to our annual book drive. See our Wish List at

The 16th Annual Young Writers Awards Competition | Grades 3-12 | Deadline April 9

For competition guidelines, visit