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.

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366 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, August 10
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us every Wednesday for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. This program will take place in Aguilar's community room on the third floor or on the second floor children's room when it reopens.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for some great books, songs and play! Storytime is a great opportunity for early literacy development, and to meet other preschoolers and parents in your neighborhood! *Fridays will be bilingual Spanish! Where: Marcus Garvey Park (North/ West corner of 124th st and Mt Morris) - "Passive Lawn" When: 10:15am Who: All ages, but best for ages 2-5 *Bring your own blankets (NO yoga mats)
Harlem LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join the staff at Fort Washington Library for a live, online 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 children of different ages. 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 asked to leave the program. When registering for…
Fort Washington Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs and more in the library!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Andrew Heiskell Library. This program is for children who are being held or can crawl. Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy positive experiences with books. The lively songs and rhymes encourage caregiver-child interactions and foster relationships with neighbors in the community. Space is limited to 20 children and 20 adults. 40 tickets will be given out to the first 20 adults and 20 children 10 minutes before the program starts.
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and create crafts 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. This storytime is geared toward parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the program: unaccompanied adults or children will be kindly asked to lea…
Mosholu LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
An informal playgroup for young children (ages 0-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. Onsite program with songs, rhymes, an Ideal program for caregivers with children,between the ages of 0 to3 years Open Play for Babies and Toddlers is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied…
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books during story time that’s fun for everyone! Mondays, 11 AM 1 - Dip Your Toes 8 - Community 15 - NO STORYTIME 22 - Summer 29 - Back to School Wednesdays, 11 AM 3 - Being Brave 10 - Journeys 17 - Dancing Animals 24 - Sun & Moon 31 - Ready for Fall
Francis Martin Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation 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. Registration is not required.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Wed, August 10
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
¡A leer y a cantar en español! Se permiten 15 menores y sus adultos. Llamen al (212) 734-1717 para apuntarse. Para 0-5 años de edad.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Wed, August 10
@ 11:30 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. 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. The storytime will take place on the children's floor. Limit of 10 children and their caregivers. First come, first served.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 10
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us at Poe Park 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.
Poe Park, located at Grand Concourse between E.192 St. and E. Kingsbridge Rd.Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Wed, August 10
@ 2 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practive at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for childrens who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Please call 212.734.1717 to register. Please Note: Strollers are not permitted on the wheelchair lift, and may not be left in the library entrance vestibule. A light stroller or bab…
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 10
@ 3 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Van Cortlandt Library. A librarian will share favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. For children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.
Van Cortlandt LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, August 10
@ 3:30 PM
Early Literacy
Come and socialize with others in our community while we color together. Coloring is a great educational tool to engage children of any age; coloring and drawing improves fine motor skills, encourages and improves focus, assists with language development, helps relieve stress and nurtures creativity. No registration required. ***This program is open to children of all ages and their parents/caregivers***
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 10
@ 4 PM
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. This is an in-person event.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person. 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. 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 asked to leave the program. No Registration required!
Woodlawn Heights LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Richmondtown Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. *Space is limited. Online registration is required to participate in this program.*
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, August 11
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Tottenville Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. *Space is limited. Online registration is required to participate in this program.* Per NYPL policy face coverings…
Tottenville LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, August 11
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
An informal playgroup for young children (ages 0-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. Onsite program with songs, rhymes, an Ideal program for caregivers with children,between the ages of 0 to3 years Open Play for Babies and Toddlers is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: unaccompanied…
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, August 11
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Thursday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place outside, in front of the library. No registration is neccesary. In the event of inclement weather, storytime will take place in the community room located on the lower level of Seward Park Library. IF WE'RE HOLDING STORYTIME INSIDE, ALL ATTENDEES WILL HAVE TO REGISTER THAT MORNING. Please call the branch (212-477-6770) starting at…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 11:15 AM
This event will take place in person at the West New Brighton Library. Join Miss Cherryl and other staff for stories, songs rhymes and play. We will show you that storytime is fun for the entire family as well as provide you with Early Literacy tips to enhance your child love of reading. This program is recommended for babies and toddlers 0 - 3 years old. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their child with participation intended for everyone. Please note: This program will be h…
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Thu, August 11
@ 11:30 AM
Join us for fun stories and songs every Tuesdays and Thursdays at Tompkins Square Library. Recommended for children infants to 5 years of age. No registration required.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join the staff at Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books led by members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Ideal for parents and caregivers with children of multiple-aged. 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 asked to leave the prog…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Come and socialize with others in our community while we color together. Coloring is a great educational tool to engage children of any age; coloring and drawing improves fine motor skills, encourages and improves focus, assists with language development, helps relieve stress and nurtures creativity. No registration required. ***This program is open to children of all ages and their parents/caregivers***
Wakefield LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Fri, August 12
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for some great books, songs and play! Storytime is a great opportunity for early literacy development, and to meet other preschoolers and parents in your neighborhood! *Fridays will be bilingual Spanish! Where: Marcus Garvey Park (North/ West corner of 124th st and Mt Morris) - "Passive Lawn" When: 10:15am Who: All ages, but best for ages 2-5 *Bring your own blankets (NO yoga mats)
Harlem LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, August 12
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join Ms Amy & her ukulele for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Ideal for toddlers, preschoolers and caregivers with multiple-aged children. Participants will receive an email message the day before or the morning of this event with the GoogleMeet link to join the program. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver a…
Richmondtown Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, August 12
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Children ages 0-2 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs and more in the library!
Ottendorfer LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, August 12
@ 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 Serve. A limit of 15 children and caregivers per session. 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 o…
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, August 12
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
Fri, August 12
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Onsite program with songs, rhymes, an Ideal program for caregivers with children,between the ages of 0 to3 years Join us onsite for a Lapsit storytime where children (Birth- 12months) are seated on caregivers' laps to experience books, rhymes, and songs together while bonding. When registering for this program, parents/caregivers should use their name and information--you don’t need a library card to participate!
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Fri, August 12
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join the staff at Harry Belafonte–115th Street Library for a live, online program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud picture books. Ideal for parents and caregivers with children of multiple-aged children. 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 asked to leave the program. When registering for this progr…
Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
Online Only
Children,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Fri, August 12
@ 11:30 AM
Canceled
This event will take place in person. Come enjoy great books, lively songs and rhymes. We will explore the joys of movement in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Best for children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. *Space is limited to eight (8) babies. *
Countee Cullen Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Fri, August 12
@ 3 PM
Early Literacy
Join us for a bilingual program with songs, rhymes and read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Recommended for children (birth to 5 years old) and their caregivers. Limited to 10 families, on a first come basis.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, August 13
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
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. This special family storytime will be held at Clean Rite Laundromat, located at 1578 E 233rd Street.
Clear Rite LaundromatChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 13
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
The event is in-person only. Join the Throgs Neck branch Children's Library staff for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in the this storytime that's fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multi-aged children. For ages 0-5. Caregivers must be present with their child in order for both to participate.
Throg's Neck LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 13
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Saturday. Best for children up to age 6 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place in the community room located on the lower level of Seward Park Library. The lower level can be accessed by elevator or stairs. Doors will open at 11:00 AM. All attendees must now register ahead of time. Registration for Saturday storytimes will start the previous Monday. Please register in person at the informatin desk on the seco…
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, August 13
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in-person at the 115th-Harry Belafonte Library. Come join us for a live in-person family storytime program with songs, rhymes, and your favorite read-aloud picture books. Ideal for parents and caregivers with multiple-aged children.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Sun, August 14
@ 2 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Bronx Library Center. Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sun, August 14
@ 3:30 PM
*This event will take place in person at the Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library.* Join us for a 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. 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 asked to leave the program.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)