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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410 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
@ 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. 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.
Macomb's Bridge LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Fri, August 12
@ 11 AM
It is story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with our children's librarian,.
Wakefield LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
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
@ 11:30 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
@ 2 PM
This event will take place in the New Dorp Library. Join us for fun afternoon. Every month we will learn about a different animal. Enjoy animal stories and a animal craft. For ages 5 through 12 years old with parent/caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
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 AM
Early Literacy
We've missed you! Come join the Chatham Square librarians for a live, in-person storytime every Saturday of each month in the Early Literacy space on our 2nd Floor Children's Room! We'll be sharing songs, rhymes, and our favorite read-aloud books for the whole family. Ideal for PreK kids and younger with their caregivers. Remember, storytime is most effective when caregivers are present with their child!
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
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
Hello Parents! Join us for in person Storytime where we share some stories, songs, rhymes or a maybe a craft. This program is geared toward parents/caregivers and their young children (Ages 0-5) Space is limited to 12 children. Please note: Per NYPL policy, a covering is required for all adults and all children over 2 years old. No Registration Required.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 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
@ 2:30 PM
Early Literacy
Join us Sunday afternoons for songs and longer stories. Ideal for all ages. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
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)
Mon, August 15
@ 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, August 15
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Great Kills 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. Advanced online sign-up is REQUIRED; no walk-ins please. Due to building security we are unable to open our doors until 10:30; during…
Great Kills LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 15
@ 10:30 AM
Canceled
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 not required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, August 15
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
歡迎參加本館的雙語故事時間!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 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!…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 15
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Washington Heights Library. Join us Monday mornings for songs, fingerplays, and stories in English and in Spanish. Ideal for all ages. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updates on online programming, at-home activities, and more in your inbox!
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, August 15
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Stapleton 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.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Mon, August 15
@ 3 PM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at Chelsea Green Park at 140 West 20th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Children of all ages and their caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and spend time with other children in the neighborhood.
Chelsea Green Park 140 West 20th StreetChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 15
@ 3 PM
Postponed
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person. Join Clason's Point library staff for a program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is fun for the whole family. Join us for the following activities after the story: WK 1: Oil Spill Clean Up WK2: Sponge Vs. Sponge; WK3: Sand Erosion. WK4: What’s at the Bottom of the Ocean? Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and online. Get updat…
In PersonChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 15
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
A short storytime followed by a session of art making. Capacity: 20 children and their caregivers. Call (212) 734-1717 to register. For ages 3-7.
67th Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, August 15
@ 10:30 PM
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.
6th and B Community GardenChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 10 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Charleston Library. Join Miss Allison and have fun with some stories and songs! 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. *Advanced registration is required for all children's programs. Please…
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
The whole family is invited to join us for songs, rhymes and your favorite read-aloud books. 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)
Tue, August 16
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This is an in-person event. Come enjoy storytime every Tuesday in the garden next to the George Bruce Library. Enjoy stories, music and movement activities! Ages 0-5. Please bring a blanket to sit on! No pre-registration required. In the event of rain or high heat (above 85 degrees), storytime will take place at The Forum located at 601 W 125th st. E-mail georgebruce@nypl.org to receive program updates.
George Bruce LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Tue, August 16
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Riverside Library is bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join our Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from April 26 through Septem…
Library for the Performing Arts Outdoor Reading RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place outdoors at Washington Square Park. Specifically located at the alcove with park benches in Washington Square Park across from the Playground for Big Kids. Cancelations due to rain will be announced on the morning of the event via WSP's Twitter. We cancel if the chance of rain is 60% or greater. Canceled programs will not be rescheduled. Sign up for the NYPL Kids e-newsletter to get information on upcoming author talks and events happening at the Library and…
Washington Square ParkChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will be in person at the branch. Join us for a live, in-person program with songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books as we show you that storytime is a way to develp early literacy skills. Ideal for caregivers with children 0-4.
Edenwald LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Parents/Caregivers
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Calling all 18 month to 5 year olds! Do you enjoy jumping, dancing, playing, and singing? If so, toddler time is for you! Twice a month we will meet up to sing silly songs, dance, explore rhythm instruments, and read a story. Toddler time is a great way to socialize with other toddlers, and get ready for Kindergarten. Toddler time will always finish with a process art craft. "Process art" is more focused on the act of painting, mixing, rolling, and exploring color than a set goal. This is a grea…
Woodstock LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
This event will take place in-person at the Charleston Library. Join Miss Allison and have fun with some stories and songs! 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. *Advanced registration is required for all children's programs. Please…
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
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 asked to leave the program. When registering for this program,…
Columbus Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
日本語バイリンガルストーリータイムへようこそ!5歳までのお子様向けプログラムで、保護者の方のご参加をお願いいたします!一緒に絵本を読んだり、歌を歌って、楽しい時間を過ごしましょう!事前の申込みは必要ありません!お会いできるのを楽しみにしています! Come join us for a Mandarin 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!…
Chatham Square Library, Children's Story RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Tue, August 16
@ 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)
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
The whole family is invited to join us for songs, rhymes and your favorite read-aloud books. 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)
Tue, August 16
@ 11 AM
Canceled
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 not required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)