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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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, August 20
@ 11 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 1812 Westchester Avenue.
Clean Rite LaundromatChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 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 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at Stapleton Library. Let's get hands-on! Join us for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books followed by sensory play afterward. For young children of all abilities.
Stapleton LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Allerton Library. Join the children's librarian for storytime with books, songs, and fun! Parents and caretakers are highly encouraged to participate and get involved. Storytime helps strengthen early literacy skills, socialization, and bonding between adults and their children. This program caters towards kids ages 2-5. *Program is limited to 10 children accompanied by a caregiver. Space is limited-- please register advance either online or in-person.
Allerton Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sat, August 20
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the St. George Library community room. Songs, picturebook stories, and nursery rhymes in Spanish. Join Ms. Shannon in our storytime in Spanish! For babies and children ages 6 months and up and their caregivers. No registration. Canciones, cuentos ilustrados y canciones infantiles en español. ¡Únase con Shannon en nuestra hora de cuentos en español! Para bebés y niños de 6 meses en adelante y sus cuidadores. No hay registro.
St. George Library CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 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 20
@ 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. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration is required. Registration is full and closed. Registration starts Monday, August 15.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Sat, August 20
@ 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)
Sun, August 21
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Children's Center in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library. Join children’s librarian, Nobuko Wilson, as she shares songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books for little ones. This storytime will be conducted entirely in Japanese. If you have any questions, please email nobukowilson@nypl.org. Space is limited to 25 children. Registration begins on Tuesday, August 16. このプログラムはスタブロス・ニアルコス・ファンデーション・ライブラリー内、チルドレンズセンターでインパーソンで行われます。 児童図書館員のウィルソン…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Sun, August 21
@ 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 21
@ 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 21
@ 2:30 PM
Early Literacy
Families can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. This is an in person event. The limit is 10 children and their caregivers.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Sun, August 21
@ 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 21
@ 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 22
@ 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 22
@ 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 22
@ 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 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, August 22
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Join us for a special time to bond with your baby and meet other caregivers. We will introduce our babies to the joys of movement, books, and song, and begin to build their early learning skills. Come prepared to sit with your baby on your lap. For crawlers/pre-walkers. Registration and masks preferred, but not required.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, August 22
@ 10:30 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 not required.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Mon, August 22
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Hello friends! Join Miss.Milagros from the Huguenot Park Library for a LIVE, in-person StoryTime with songs, rhymes, puppets and your favorite read-aloud books. Get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early literacy skills and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Best for new walkers, toddlers and/or children at this developmental stage. Discover more online storytimes at nypl.org/storytime Space is limited to 25 children and pre-registration is required…
Huguenot Park Library
In-person I On-site
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Mon, August 22
@ 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)
Mon, August 22
@ 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. Limited to 8 Babies with their Parents/Caregivers.
Pelham Bay LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 22
@ 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 22
@ 11 AM
Canceled
Early Literacy
Picture book stories, rhymes, and crafts for children ages 18-24 months.
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Mon, August 22
@ 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
Mon, August 22
@ 11 AM
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.
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Mon, August 22
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Join us to hear stories all about the beach! 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. Storytime is a program for parents/caregivers and their children. Both the parent/caregiver and the child must be present during the entire program: una…
Mariners Harbor Library
Online Only
Children,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 22
@ 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 10 babies. Registration is required. Registration begins on We…
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Families
Mon, August 22
@ 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 22
@ 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 22
@ 11:30 AM
Postponed
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person. 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. 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…
In personChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Mon, August 22
@ 12 PM
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. This is an in-person event.
Todt Hill-Westerleigh LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Mon, August 22
@ 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 22
@ 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 22
@ 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 22
@ 4 PM
Books are even more amazing when we read together. Listening to stories told out loud improves listening comprehension, school behavioral skills, and soothes anxiety.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Mon, August 22
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
Join us on Monday afternoon 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 in person and is limited to 20 children and their caregivers. First come, first in!
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, August 23
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
Join Grand Concourse for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. Registration is required.
OnlineChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 23
@ 10 AM
Early Literacy
Join Grand Concourse at the branch for songs, rhymes, and favorite read-aloud books in this storytime that’s fun for the whole family. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children. This is an in person event. Registration is required.
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Tue, August 23
@ 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)