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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, August 23
@ 10 a.m.
Toddler Time Madison Square Park
Toddler Time at Madison Square Park! Toddlers can listen to stories, sing songs, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood. For toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent/caregiver
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Lap-sit
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-12 months.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Children 0-15 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, interactive stories, lively songs, and rhymes. Join the fun and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Wednesday Toddler Time
Join us for play, stories, songs, rhymes, coloring and more!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Tummy Time
Nurture your baby’s development with gentle music, movement, and sensory play at the library. Please note: this program is for pre-walkers ages 0-18 months with their caregivers. Please bring a small blanket or towel for your baby’s comfort. Program space is limited-- attendance is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other neighborhood babies. For ages birth-18 months. Please sign up at the Children's Desk!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program! An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc. and Rock-n-Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Play
Enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Please note that Open Play may end early to prepare for library meetings and programs; staff will do our best t…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Baby Story Time
Enjoy simple books and songs. Ages birth to 18 months only. Caregivers must attend.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Social Play
After storytime, stay and play in the Children's Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-4 years old.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Babies from 0 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-School Storytime
Reading aloud to your preschooler and helping prepare your child to independent reading.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-School Open Play
Join us in the Children's Room to Play, Read and Socialize! This is not a structured program, but an open program where Children and thier Caregivers can interact with each other, the library and others in community.
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11:15 a.m.
Staten Island Babywearers
Want to learn the skills to being a good babywearer? Join us as we host Staten Island's first peer to peer babywearing group, led by a certified babywearing educator! During these meetings you will be able to see demonstrations of how to babywear, as well as test out different types of babywraps that are readily available.
West New Brighton LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Library Playdate
Play is one of six practices to promote early literacy skills in young children. So come on down for free play and a craft!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-K Open Play
Enjoy playtime in our Pre-K Corner! Our warm and inviting space allows you and your child to play, listen to music, and socialize with others in the community. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Read-To-Me Summer Reading Club for Ages 0-4 Summer Reading Celebration and Family Workshop
Celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading Club for Babies and Toddlers with interactive activities that jump start early learning. In this workshop and storytime caregivers will celebrate their reading accomplishments with their children and learn how to do simple activities that promote pre-literacy skills. We will have snacks, free books, early literacy bags, prizes and of course bubbles.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 12 noon
Lunchtime Play!
Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., the upstairs community room is open for lunchtime play. Toys will be available to play with while you and your little ones eat lunch.
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 12:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Infant Storytime: Wednesday Infant Lapsit
Special fifteen to twenty-minute program of simple fingerplays, songs and board books. For babies and pre-walkers up to 18 months old with their parent or caregiver. Program begins promptly at 12:15 pm. Please join us!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 1 p.m.
Movie Time For All Ages
Feature movie titles, varying in length from 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Pelham Bay LibraryAdults,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 1:15 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to early walking age (0-18 months) and their caregivers can join us for gentle books, songs, rhymes, and movement to nurture early literacy and learning skills. Enjoy singing, reading, and bouncing with your little one, learn how to give your child a great foundation for a lifetime of reading, and meet other babies and families in the neighborhood in a warm and friendly environment. Monday's program will be repeated Wednesday. Please note: Programs take place on the second fl…
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 1:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, not to mention meet other babies in the neighborhood. Please note: Tickets required for event and will be distributed one hour before program.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Many Voices: Songs from Around the World
A Summer Reading Celebration! Join Mr. Patrick, his guitar and his silly puppet friends as we celebrate songs from cultures throughout the world. From African folk songs to Spanish sing-alongs, there’s something for everyone in this celebration of our universal human language: music. Best for children ages 0 to 7 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Music with Patrick
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Enjoy thirty minutes of songs, nursery rhymes, and fingerplays that get everyone involved in the fun!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Concert
Summer Reading Celebration! Flor Bromley will play some of her favorite tunes in English and Spanish. Flor will create an interactive experience for children and families of all ages that will end in a big FIESTA. A perfect kick-off show for the season. Songs include “Crazy for Books/Amo los Libros” a song that encourages kids to read.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Build a Better World with UNICEF
A Summer Reading Program! For 70 years, across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF protects the rights of every child. UNICEF can offer branches a free workshop for children or teens that will cover life-saving programs in health, water, education, emergencies and much more! In keeping with the "BUILD A BETTER WORLD" theme for Summer Reading 2017, workshops will highlight how we can all work together to create a better world for children! Through hands-on activities and interactive discussio…
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Fun Time (all ages)
Join us for these fun family programs! August 2: storytime August 9:coloring August 16: board games August 23: craft time August 30: storytime
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bouncing Babies
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Story Time
Bring your tiniest children for a morning of songs, rhymes and stories. Afterwards is playtime, a great time to meet your neighbors! Seating is limited to 20 babies and their caregivers per Story Time. Recommended age 0-18months
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Tummy Time (non-crawling infants)
Infants and their caregivers will get down on their tummies and do simple finger plays, and songs. There will be time to interact with other infants, read together, and learn an easy to remember developmental tip. For young infants (pre-walkers); limited to 30 caregivers with child. Please, only pre-walkers and their caregivers and families! Different story times are available for older, more active children. Late entry to this storytime is not permitted
Muhlenberg Library, Community Room
MDC - Chinatown
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboard stories and puppets for birth to 18 months for parent/caregiver
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Tales for Tots
Simple stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers, followed by a short playtime. For children ages 0-3 years old and their caregivers.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 10:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bitty Book Buddies
A fun and interactive program for babies and toddlers ages 0-36 months. Hear stories, sing songs, play with puppets, shake your sillies... and make new friends! Please note that the Monday session takes places before the library opens to the public. Doors open @ 10:30am and close at the start of the program, approximately 10:45am Limited to 30 children. First come, first served. Music & toys will be provided before and after the program - meet other caregivers/parents in the neighborho…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Playtime
Playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!
Tottenville LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Celebration! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Grand Central LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Stories in the Shade
Join us at Pelham Bay Park for stories and fun as part of the New York Public Library summer reading program: Build a Better World! Under the Gazebo at the Playgroung for All Children (Along Bruckner Blvd. near Middletown Road)
City Island LibraryAdults,
50+,
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Adults,
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Puzzles and Play
Children from birth to 4 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and work with puzzle sets, also spend time with other children in the neighborhood. Limit to 25 children and their caregivers. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Babies, toddlers and their caregivers can enjoy favorite picture books, songs, and rhymes, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Clason's Point LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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