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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560 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, August 10
@ 10:15 AM
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.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join us 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. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
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
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.
Morris Park LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Tottenville Branch. 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. *Space is limited. Online registration is required to participate in this program.* Per NYPL policy face coverings are required fo…
Tottenville LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
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 is online only. 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! Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. Register below and you will receive an email with the link by 9:00 am on the day of the event. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present d…
Hudson Park Library
Online
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a morning full of imaginative stories, songs, and good times. This event is ticketed. There is limited space. Tickets are issued the morning of the storytime on the first floor of the St Agnes Library branch. Best for Ages 2+
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
Come join us for a family storytime in our children's room before the library opens! Let's sing songs and read our favorite books together! Fifteen families first come first serve.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 10:30 AM
This event will take place in -person at the Morningside Heights Library. Join us for a live program to hear stories, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. This program is for children who are between walking age and 36 months with their caregivers. Pick up tickets at the 2nd floor desk after 10AM. Program limited to the first 13 families. Door closes at 10:35AM.
Morningside Heights Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
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
This event will take place in person at the Richmondtown Branch. 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. *Space is limited. Online registration is required to participate in this program.*
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Weather permitting, join us in El Cataño Community Garden across the street from Aguilar library for songs 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.
El Cataño Community Garden Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
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 AM
Early Literacy
Join us 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. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
An in-person story time for children birth to 36 months old and their parents/caregivers. Families can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes. Masks are required. First come first serve. 15 families limit. Please pick up tickets at children's information desk on the 2nd floor. Tickets will be handed out starting at 10:30am.
Kips Bay Library, Children's roomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join the children's staff at Pelham Bay Library 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. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers. July will feature a special sensory storytime theme in honor of Disability pride month and August will feature stories and activities related to our Summer at the Librar…
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, August 10
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
"This event will take place in-person at the Castle Hill Library" Join us for 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. Advanced registration is preferred as space is limited. Please sign-up in-person or via phone at (718) 824-3838. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire pro…
In personChildren,

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
Tummy Time is a story time just for babies and their caregivers where they can participate in fun stories and rhymes and meet other babies and caregivers. Join us to explore the world through your babies eyes with sensory activities. Recommended for infants up to 18 months with their caregiver. No registration is required. Only on selected Wednesdays of the month.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Wed, August 10
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Webster 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 and toddlers (18-36 months). Space is limited to 15 households. Advance registration is required. Registration will open one week in advance. Once registration is full, you can add your nam…
Webster LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
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
@ 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 Hudson Park 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. Limited to 15 children and 15 caregivers. Tickets will be given out at 10 am on the day of the program.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Thu, August 11
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us on Thursday mornings for a storytime for children who are learning to toddle and talk! We'll be reading our favorite stories, singing songs, practicing our big motor skills with movement, and making new friends! Recommended for children age 18 months - 36 months This event will take place outside the branch in Teardrop Park whenever weather permits. When held inside the program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. First come, first in!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Thu, August 11
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library for an hour of stories and an activity to go along with it! This story time is intended for a younger audience, mostly toddlers that are learning to walk and move around.
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
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 AM
Canceled
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. This storytime will be followed by an easy craft. 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. *Please note: To maintain social distance there is a limit of 10 children wit…
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 11 AM
Please join us for our Family storytime in the library. We’ll read stories, sing songs, and move to some of our favorite tunes. Masks are required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Thu, August 11
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a storytime on every other Thursday! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for PreK kids with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child! We ask that both of you are present during the entire program, as unaccompanied adults or children will be asked to leave. Welre looking forward to seeing you!
Chatham Square LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Thu, August 11
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Welcome back to St. George Library's weekly storytime for 2 to 4-year-olds. This event will take place in person at the St. George Library Center community room and, weather permitted, outside space in front of the library. Please join us in the picturebook stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities to enhance learning and have fun. The space is limited to 20 children. Please call the library (718) 442-8560 or stop by the Children's Room Information desk after July 11th. If you have any que…
St. George Library CenterChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
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
@ 11:30 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)