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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10 a.m.
Coloring Corner
Unleash the artists in your children! We've got our coloring table ready for them every day starting at 10 AM.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 10:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby and Me
A program for just baby and you! Join us for toys, books, action rhymes, and social bonding with other babies. For ages 0-18 months. Parent/caregiver participation is required and expected for the program.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Storytime
Cuentos, canciones y rimas en ingles y espanol! Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish as we practice early literacy skills in a dynamic bilingual learning environment. Speakers of all languages welcome! Recommended for children ages 0-6 with their caregivers.
Hamilton Grange Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
New York City Kids
Interactive sing-a-long with Music for Aardvark's Songs Celebrating Growing up in New York City. This program includes a Musician playing guitar and singing songs like Ave A, Taxi, Bagel, Staten Island Ferry and such...guiding the children and parents through movement, rhythm and instrument play. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
Muhlenberg LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Petite Picasso
Join us for some creative, open-ended art activities with your little one. We use crayons, markers, glue, clay, paint, and lots of other recycled materials to create little masterpieces! Things can get messy, please consider appropriate attire.
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, not to mention meet other babies in the neighborhood. Please note: Program is restricted to pre-walkers. Tickets are required for event and will be distributed starting at 10:00AM.
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 24 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
South Beach LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time
Join us for some Toddler Time fun! This is an interactive program featuring songs, story time, crafts and unstructured playtime. For ages 18 to 36 months. This week's craft will be: Moana Crab Craft. *PLEASE PRE-REGISTER.
Huguenot Park LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby and Me
A program for just baby and you! Join us for toys, books, action rhymes, and social bonding with other babies. For ages 0-18 months. Parent/caregiver participation is required and expected for the program.
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 10:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bitty Book Buddies
A fun and interactive program for babies and toddlers ages 0-36 months. Hear stories, sing songs, play with puppets, shake your sillies... and make new friends! Please note that the Monday session takes places before the library opens to the public. Doors open @ 10:30am and close at the start of the program, approximately 10:45am Limited to 30 children. First come, first served. Music & toys will be provided before and after the program - meet other caregivers/parents in the neighborho…
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Story Time
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, gentle songs, and rhymes in Spanish. There will be a focus on bonding, easy concepts and rhythm. Parent/Caregiver participation is required and expected for the program Ages 18-36 months.
Riverdale LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
TODDLER STORYTIME
Picture book stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
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.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Bilingual Storytime / Tiempo de Cuentos Bilingüe
Hola! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes this Spring as they learn Spanish through stories and music. Both Spanish and Non-Spanish speakers are welcome! For ages 1-5. ¡Hola! Las familias disfrutarán esta primavera mientras aprendan Español a través de cuentos y música, ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Para edades 1-5.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Great Kills Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Play!
An informal playgroup for young children (ages baby-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. This program will be held in the upstairs storytime room.
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Time
Come join us for some fun and educational playtime. We will sing, dance read and toddlers can interact with each other while playing
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open-Ended Art
Let your imagination run wild! Join us for an hour of uninterrupted, creative fun. Pick and choose from our craft supplies to make a masterpiece to take home.
Webster Library, AuditoriumChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Pre-School StoryTime
Hola! Families will enjoy 45 fun-filled minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes in Spanish. (Ages 3-5) Las familias disfrutaran de 45 minutos llenos de historias, canciones, y rhimas en Español. (Edades 3-5)
Soundview LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Baby Story Time
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.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Coloring
It's coloring time--for adults! Grown-ups all over the world have rediscovered this childhood favorite. Work your magic on images from NYPL's collections, or feel free to bring your own as we listen to relaxing music and color the morning away. Light refreshments will be served. All materials will be provided. Battery Park loves its youngest patrons, but this activity is just for adults. Looking for something to do with your child? Ask our Children's librarians!
Battery Park City LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: All Join In!
Come to the library for stories, songs, action rhymes and more! Have fun meeting other little ones in the area and their caregivers. For ages 0-3.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
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 LibraryChildren
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Children and Parent Playtime
Join us as we explore ways to develop early literacy while also having quality one-on-one time. Whether it be reading aloud, singing songs, building LEGO , or playing dress-up there's one thing that's for sure: It's going to be FUN!
Tremont LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Story Time
Toddlers and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, gentle songs, and rhymes in Spanish. There will be a focus on bonding, easy concepts and rhythm. Parent/Caregiver participation is required and expected for the program Ages 18-36 months.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Pre-K Readiness
Pre-K readiness provides a loose structure providing your child with an opportunity to sample what school is like. Through songs, crafts, and simple handwriting exercises children are exposed to a world of letters.
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Laptime for Pre-Walkers (birth to 12 months)
Babies from birth to 12 months old (pre-walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Story Time
Toddlers from 18-36 months old (Walkers) and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood. Programs are first come, first served and limited to 15 children and their caregivers. Please note: There is no elevator available, and stroller parking is limited.
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Monday Toddler Time
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. Program begins promptly at 11:15 a.m. Come early as this program fills up. Please join us!
Seward Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Tales
Toddler's from walking age to 36 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, songs, and meet other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Bloomingdale Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Bounce Storytime
Non-walking little ones and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other babies in the neighborhood every Monday. Walking toddlers are encouraged to join us in our Wednesday morning or Thursday afternoon programs!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Play Time
Babies can play with toys and get to know their neighbors. For children ages 0-18 months.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Join us Mondays at 11:30am for a storytime just for babies on the move! Read, sing, & play together with our children's room staff while developing your babies love for books and learning! Our Baby Storytime is for babies up to 18 months. For other ages: Check out our Toddler Storytime (18months-3 years) on Tuesdays at 11:30am and Family Storytime for all ages Thursdays at 11:30am!
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
What is Transportation?
In this 4-session series, Pre-K and Kindergarten age children will learn about transportation and how we get around by land, by air, and by water. They will engage in hands-on activities including creating boats and airplanes! Workshop series is FREE.
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Bilingual Storytime
Fun stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. Speakers of all languages welcome! Cuentos, canciones y rimas en ingles y espanol.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Preschool Storytime: Krazy Kids
Krazy Kidz: Join us for singing, dancing, coloring and stories. Meet other kids and their caregivers! For ages 18 months and older, no registration is required.
West New Brighton Library, Main FloorChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:45 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Baby Space
Come for playtime, stories and songs for babies and their caregivers. For ages 0-18 months.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Families,
Parents/Caregivers,
Children
Today
@ 12 noon
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
Today
@ 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
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