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
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All Ages

Creation Station

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

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

Newborn-24 Months

Wiggles and Giggles

Tuesday September 5, 10:00 AM
Tuesday September 19, 10:00 AM

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

Ages 2 and older

Mother Goose Magic

Friday September 15, 10:30 AM
Thursday September 21, 10:30 AM

Enjoy favorite nursery rhymes, picture books, and songs.

Ages 3 and older

A Peace Party

Thursday, September 14, 4:00 PM

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

Mouse Tails

Thursday, September 28, 4:00 PM

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

Grades K-3

STEAMship Society: Oozing Ooblek!

Wednesday, September 13, 4:00 PM

Curious kids, climb aboard! Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math at the Library. This month, we'll read a silly Seuss story and concoct a slimy substance.

Ages 9 and older

Tween Scene: Props for Peace

Thursday, September 14, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Calling all tweens! Make a colorful yarn decoration to promote world peace.
Guests welcome with advance registration.

Special Events

Carol Weston: Speed of Life

Thursday, September 14, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Open to the public | Grades 6 and older | $10/person

Member author and writing teacher Weston will read from her acclaimed new YA novel.

Young Writers' Workshop: Jane Kelley, Walking in Someone Else's Shoes

Tuesday, November 14, 5:30 PM | For members and their guests | Grades 3 - 8 | $15/child

Author Jane Kelley will share how empathy helps authors create realistic characters.

Story Fun for Everyone with Getchie Argetsinger

Saturday, November 18, 3:00 PM | For members and their guests | Ages 2 and older | $10/child

Join our visiting storyteller for an afternoon of interactive stories and games.

Peter Sís: Robinson

Wednesday, November 29, 5:30 PM | Open to the public | Grades K-5 | $10/person

In his new book, award-winning author and illustrator Sís blends a childhood memory with the adventures of Robinson Crusoe.