Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

If you have any questions about the events listed below, please contact the branch for more information. See here for service updates at the Library.

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815 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, June 24
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child's learning through play!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 10:15 AM
Online
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Registration is required.
Online via Google MeetChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 10:30 AM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are no restrictions on number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 10:30 AM
Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for some stories at this wonderful community garden. Filled with beautiful flowers, art, and a children's play area, come and see this East Village treasure. Ages 3 and Older. Questions? Contact Theataube@nypl.org
6th and B community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will be held in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for an enjoyable blend of learning and fun in our Open Play program for children ages 2-11 and their parents or caregivers. Children thrive on open-ended play, which encourages imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills, making their play richer and more complex. This type of play ensures meaningful and enriching learning experiences! No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by parents/caregiver…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 11 AM
STEAM
The Huguenot Park Library presents S.T.E.A.M Chem Club for little learners. Let's experiment with easy and simple science sensory activities with simple household ingredients as a way to promote learning and development in little learners. *STEAM is an interactive program designed for new walkers, toddlers, and/or children at this development stage. Toddlers will have many opportunities for skill building and social -emotional learning during these series of programs. Discover online S.…
Huguenot Park Library
In-person I On-site
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 24
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Promote early literacy through art, while getting creative! Young artists will explore colors, shapes, and more while working on motor skills, creativity, and imagination. First Come, First Serve. Limited to 12 children and caregivers per session.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Make new friends and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. For ages birth-5 and their caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 24
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 11:15 AM
This program will take place at the Bloomingdale Library. This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for Bilingual storytime. English and Spanish. We will sing songs, share books, and learn some Spanish words and phrases. Ages: 0-5. 15 families. Register Online.
Webster LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 3 PM
This event will take place in person at Sedgwick Library. Join our Nintendo Switch Club and play games with your friends on the library’s Nintendo Switch! Board games will be available to play while you wait for your turn with the Switch! For ages 5 & up.
Sedgwick LibraryPre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Children
Mon, June 24
@ 3 PM
Join us in the Chidren's Room for open play time! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families. Toys will be brought out for babies and toddlers to play with. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. There are no restrictions on number of people able to participate.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 3 PM
Join us for an in-person, drop-in coloring club. Kids will use an assortment of coloring pages, crayons, and colored pencils to create their own art. Supplies are provided by the library, and inspiration is provided by kids! Children 12 and under are welcome.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 3 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Andrew Heiskell Library. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Space is limited to 30 children. Tickets are distributed 15 minutes before the program. Storytime will begin early if capacity is reached before start time.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 24
@ 3 PM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in-person at the Grand Concourse Library. Join us for an exciting, hands-on program dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)! For children ages 6-12 who love to create and innovate new ideas and techniques. _______________________________________________________________ Este evento se llevará a cabo en persona en el Grand Concourse Library. ¡Únase a nosotros en un programa emocionante y práctico dedicado a STEAM (ciencia, tecnología, ingen…
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 3:15 PM
Join us for a screening of Wish (2023). A young woman named Asha possesses wild wishes for happiness. After making a wish on a starry night, Asha is surprised when Star, a ball of cosmic energy, comes down to accompany her. Asha and Star must work together to defeat the ruthless ruler, King Magnifico, who threatens the safety of her local community. With Asha's unstoppable courage and Star's magical powers, nothing is impossible. Cast: Ariana DeBose, Evan Peters, Chris Pine, Alan Tudyk Directo…
Riverside LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 3:30 PM
GAME ON! Join us at the Great Kills Library for an hour of playing fun, kid-friendly board games like Chutes and Ladders and Connect Four. All games will be provided, no registration is required. This in-person program is best for ages 4-12 & caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 24
@ 3:30 PM
This event will take place in person at the Roosevelt Island branch. Join us at 3:30pm for a fun-filled hour of singing, reading, learning, and open crafting EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH. For children ages 3-5. First come, first served. No registration.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 24
@ 4 PM
Sing songs and hear books in several different languages! No experience required! All ages welcome. Best for ages 5 and younger. Limited seating. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for open-ended art making! Capacity: 20 families. For ages 3-7.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 4 PM
Join us each Monday at 4PM for storytime and crafts with Natasha and/or Hal! We'll read a book followed by a craft designed for ages 3-6. No registration needed. We will always have materials for 15 kids to make the craft and usually will have space for more, though more complicated crafts may have limited materials. Our themes for June are: 3 - Shark Art Read a book about sharks and make some shark-related art with Natasha! 10- A Pizza With Everything On It Join Hal to read the story of a…
53rd Street LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, June 24
@ 4 PM
This program will take place in person at Wakefield Library. A wide variety of activities that involves making things with one's own hands.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child's learning through play!
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place at the Morris Park Library. Play with our large selection of toddler toys and meet other families in our restored Early Literacy Room! This is an informal playgroup for the little ones and their caregivers to meet other families. This is a drop-in program. No registration required.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
歡迎參加本館的中英故事時間!本館將會使用普通話和英語來講故事,唱活潑的歌曲和童謠。歡迎嬰兒到五歲的孩子以及看護者來參加。請記住,看護者與孩子在一起時,故事時間是最有效的。 無需註冊!Come join us for a Mandarin/English Bilingual Storytime filled with songs, stories, and purposeful play! Recommended for kids from birth to 5 years old with their caregivers. Remember storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child. No registration required! 請注意: 兒童車需要折好停放於二樓(兒童房)。遺憾的是,本館沒有電梯從大門直上二樓。所有兒童車都需要攜帶上前門樓梯然後直進一樓後面的電梯。我們無法保證工作人員能夠提供兒童車的幫助,並建議所有家長尋找代替兒童車的方法。PLEASE NOTE:…
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, June 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 10:45 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place outdoors at Washington Square Park. Specifically located at the east alcove with park benches across from the Playground for Big Kids. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. For updates/changes due to wea…
Washington Square Park Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in person at the City Island Library. Join us for live, program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. First Come, First Served. A limit of 15 children and caregivers per session.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will be held in person at the Kips Bay Library. Join us for an enjoyable blend of learning and fun in our Open Play program for children ages 2-11 and their parents or caregivers. Children thrive on open-ended play, which encourages imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills, making their play richer and more complex. This type of play ensures meaningful and enriching learning experiences! No registration required. First come, first served. Supervision by parents/caregiver…
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us on Tuesday's to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage, and their caregivers. Registration available online, not required. All children welcome!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Clason's Point LibraryAdults,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Children
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Macomb's Bridge Library. Get ready for summer with a beachy starfish decoration. It's your toddler's turn to craft! Join us for a fun arts & crafts activity that you and your little one are sure to enjoy. For ages 1 - 5 years. Registration is required for this event.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join us for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children, but caregivers with children of all ages are welcome. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied adults or children will be…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials. Extend your child's learning in a safe, warm, and joyful environment!
Tremont LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Immigrants,

Parents/Caregivers,

Teachers,

Early Childhood Educators
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for an engaging process-based art experience for your little ones. We will use a variety of skills and materials to create and explore while building early literacy and awareness. I wonder what we will make today. Best for ages 2-5 and caregivers.
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us in this in-person event. Meet other parents who want to raise their children with love and education at home. For hundreds of content students who are homeschooling, we are their home away from home. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during entire program: unaccompanied adults or children may be asked to leave the program.
Castle Hill LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Please join us for our family storytime every Tuesday and Thursday. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and move to some of our favorite tunes! Storytime will ow take place outside in Seton Park behind the library. Please bring a blanket to sit on!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, June 25
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange Library. Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)