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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792 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, June 24
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the New Dorp Library! Join us for a casual get-together to socialize with other babies and caregivers in the Children's Section! For infants ages 0-10 months, crawlers/pre-walkers and their caregivers Is your little one more wiggly and active? Check out our Little Movers program!
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
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
@ 10:30 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
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the New Dorp Library! Infants and young babies that are crawlers/pre-walkers and their cargivers are invited to this laid-back, gentle program to enjoy nursery rhymes and stories together as we start baby's love of reading and begin to build literacy skills - all from the comfort of their favorite grown up's lap. For infants ages 0-10 months, crawlers/pre-walkers and their caregivers. Please be prepared to sit with baby in your lap! Is your littl…
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, June 24
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation 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. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 15 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on Th…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, June 24
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
The Huguenot Park Library presents Hello Summer J@mboree! Our J@mporee is jam-packed with music, dance and parachute games.This music & movement program helps children develop team-building skills, build language skills and enhance social interactions. Best for new walkers, toddlers and/or children at this developmental stage. Discover more online storytimes at nypl.org/storytime No registration is required!
Huguenot Park Library
In-person I On-site
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Mon, June 24
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person, at the Pelham Bay Library. Join us for a special baby storytime to bond with your baby. Let's introduce them to the to the joys of movement, books and song. They can begin to build their early learning skills! For crawlers/pre-walkers. Be prepared to hold your baby on your lap. Registration is required in person at the Front Desk.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
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 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
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
@ 11:15 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
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Hudson Park Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other caregivers. We will explore the joys of books, songs, and gentle 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 and who prefer a gentle, slow-paced program. The Children's Program Room is located on the 2nd floor and there is no elevator.
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
Mon, June 24
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at the Pelham Bay Library. Families, Parents and Caregivers, come join with your babies to meet others in your neighborhood, receive some resources for early literacy, and engage with some open play time. Please register in advance for this program at the Front Desk.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, June 24
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville 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. Please Note: * Ticket required for entry. Limited to 25 children plus caregiver(s)* **11:30 Storytime - tickets av…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, June 24
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one, ages 0-18 months. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills your can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. Limited to 15 families. First come, first served. Tickets will be given out at 11am on the day of the program.
53rd Street Library, Community RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
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
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation 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. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Space is limited to 15 babies. Registration is closed. Registration begins on Thur…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, June 24
@ 12 PM
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Come enjoy playtime in the Children's Reading Room! Enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play and socialize with others in the community. A great opportunity to meet up with other parents and caretakers. Please note: This in-person program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured class. Our reading room is a multi-purpose space. Take care to supervise children at all times. Recommended for Ages 0-3.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Mon, June 24
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville 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. Please Note: * Ticket required for entry. Limited to 25 children plus caregiver(s)* **11:30 Storytime - tickets av…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
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
@ 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)
Tue, June 25
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at 58th Street Library. If you have a child between walking age and 36 months then this is for you! Join the librarian on the 2nd floor for books, action songs, and dancing. Not only will you and your little ones have a great time together but you will also be building important early literacy skills. *Registration is required online.* Please note: Programs take place on the second floor. There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is VERY limited.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting Room (not wheelchair accessible)Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, June 25
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at New Amsterdam 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 families.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
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 in person at Charleston Library. Join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Early Literacy Open Play in our Children's Room! Meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play! A great opportunity for socialization! Best for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers.
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
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 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Charleston Library. Let’s get the wiggles out! 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. No registration is required however space is limited. First come, first served. We request you attend only…
Charleston LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
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
@ 10:30 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 books, songs, and gentle 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 and who prefer a gentle, slow-paced program. Limit of 8 children and their caregivers. Storytime will take place in the Community Room on LL2
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Families
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
Bitty Book Buddies is back! We hope you can join us on Tuesdays @ 10:30am for this fun interactive program for babies and toddlers ages 0-36 months featuring stories, songs, puppets...and more! Let's shake our sillies out and make friends together! This program will now take place in our 3rd floor community room. Due to space limitations, participation will be limited to 25 children (plus caregivers). Tickets will be handed out upon opening @ 10am on the first floor on a first come, fi…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Tue, June 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one and meet other parents and 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. *Bring your own blanket. For Children who are pre-walkers or crawlers.
Harlem LibraryInfant (0-18 months),

Children
Tue, June 25
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Columbus Library. Join the librarians at the Columbus Library as we color and paint with the little ones. Help them to express themselves and develop their fine motor skills through creativity. Children, ages 0-3 , with their caregivers are welcomed.
Columbus LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, June 25
@ 10:30 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, simple stories, and songs, in addition to building early learning skills you can practice at home. Come prepared to sit with your child on your lap. For children who are pre-walkers or crawlers. Recommended for babies ages 3 months - 18 months This event will take place in Teardrop Park located behind Battery Park City Library. If there is inclement weather the storytime wil…
Teardrop ParkChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
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
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
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 Woodstock 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. June 11: Under the Sea Dive into creativity with an under the sea octopus craft! Using colorful paper, glue, and a touch of imagination,…
Woodstock LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
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)