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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
Tummy Time (non-crawling infants):Baby Storytime
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 RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Fun Time for Little Folks
Songs and stories for the very young, with adult caregiver. For ages 0 - 3.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
Canceled
Early Literacy
Play, Move, and Sing (ages 1-5): Toddler and Preschool Storytime
We (grown-ups and children) will move our bodies to the beat and use instruments to make rhythms . We will also learn some simple story songs and rhymes. For ages 1-5 years ; limited to 30 caregivers with child. Late entry to this storytime is not permitted.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 4 p.m.
Kids Chess
Come play a game of chess with your friends at your neighborhood library. Don't know how to play chess?, we'll teach you.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10 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
Fri, November 24
@ 10 a.m.
Coloring Corner
You've got budding artists. We've got crayons, paper and a table just for them. It's a match made in heaven! Bring your kids in for some coloring fun.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
The Lions Lego Zone
Bring your imagination and join us for fun with LEGOs! Kids and their grown-up will have a chance to show off their building skills with LEGOs provided by the Library. Blocks of various sizes will be provided for children ages 2-4 and 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Space is limited. Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis starting at 10:00 AM. Please bring along a camera to take a pictures of your creation!
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Playtime
Spend quality time with your toddler, meet other parents and children, and listen to tunes at the library every Friday.
St. Agnes Library, Community Program RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
BABY STORYTIME: BABY RHYME TIME
Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community. For ages birth to 1 1/2 years.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
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
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs, and related activities, and meet other preschoolers in the neighborhood.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Comfy Couch Playtime
Explore books, blocks, toys and more as you enjoy our cozy carpet area and meet other babies and toddlers in the neighborhood. Please note this is free, self-guided play time with a selection of age-appropriate toys to boost cognitive and motor development (not a structured program). Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read and Play
Bring your little ones (birth to five years old) for a morning of stories, songs and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends afterwards while your child plays with various learning and fun toys.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Playtime
Enjoy a warm and inviting space where parents/caregivers can play with their child, listen to music and socialize with others in the community. Recommended for Ages: 1-3 years.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime!
Parents and caregivers, come learn about fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home! Through these workshops you will learn how to develop your child's pre-literacy skills to help prepare them to become successful readers at an early age!
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 14 months old (prewalkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
Come to our story circle to share old and new tales. For ages 2.5. - 5.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 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
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Join us for books, songs, and free play. Ages 18-36 months ONLY. Caregiver must be present. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Saturday Family Storytime
Come join us for family storytimes on Saturday! Each Saturday will feature one of our children's team choosing some great stories to share with the audience. Children ages 0-8 and their caregivers are invited to attend.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 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
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime
A library program for preschoolers 3-5 years old and their caregivers, focusing on developing early literacy skills through reading of picture books, action songs, and related activities. Open to children ages 3 - 5
Kingsbridge LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 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
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Story Time
A storytime for toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months - 5 years, and their parent or caregiver. An action packed program including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and picture books.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Play Time
Socialization and build fine motor skills through play. For ages 2-5 years.
Westchester Square LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 14-36 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Countee Cullen Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby LapSit Storytime
Interact with your baby and create a bond.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime
Your pre-readers will improve literacy skills that they need for their upcoming kindergarten year. This storytime features longer books which are accompanied by a variety of activities, including puppetry, dramatics, simple crafts, and flannel boards.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Kids' Music That Rocks Storytime
Stories and songs to sing along with every Friday morning!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
TODDLER RHYME TIME AND TOY TIME
For ages 1 ½ - 2 ½ years and caregiver.Bring your toddler to an interactive program featuring, books, finger plays, songs and rhymes, followed by unstructured play time. Network with other caregivers and provide social opportunities for your toddler.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Join us to enjoy new and classic stories, interactive songs, and rhymes. Toddlers from 18 months to three years old and their caregivers are welcome to attend and meet others from the neighborhood. This program is capped at 35 toddlers, plus their caregivers. You can park your stroller downstairs and pick up your storytime ticket inside the children's room.
53rd Street LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Canceled
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
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.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime & Craft Activity
Toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories and a craft activity.
Port Richmond LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Pre-school Playtime
Pre-Schoolers with their parents/caregivers can play with age-appropriate toys and socialize with other pre-schoolers in the neighborhood.
Morningside HeightsChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 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,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 12 noon
Stay & Play
The fun doesn't stop after storytime - stay after and play! Following each Friday storytime, we open up our storyroom for free play so our storytime-goers have the chance to socialize with other kids from the community! Toys provided. Please note: This program is for both caregiver and child. It is not a structured program. Recommended for Ages: 0-24 Months *Take care to supervise children at all times.
Harlem LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Toddler Playtime
Spend quality time with your toddler and meet other parents/caregivers. Children toys are provided.
Port Richmond LibraryAdults,
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Children
Fri, November 24
@ 1:30 p.m.
Game On! Special Edition
Enjoy your Thanksgiving break while playing on the Wii U, PS4 and board games! *Ages 6-12
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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