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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668 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 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)
Today
@ 10:15 AM
Join us for a special time to bond with your little one. We will explore the joys of movement, books, and songs! For pre-walkers. Space is limited. First come first served.
96th Street LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville 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. Please Note: * Ticket required for entry. Limited to 25 children plus caregiver(s) * ** 10:30 Storytime - tickets available at 9:45…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 10:30 AM
Early Literacy
Picture books stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 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 LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 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 Served. A limit of 15 children and caregivers per session.
City Island Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Este programa se llevará a cabo en persona en la Biblioteca de Belmont. Cuentos y canciones en inglés y español. This program will take place in person at the Belmont Library. Join us for singing and dancing in English and in Spanish!
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
This program takes place at the library. 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.
Parkchester LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event is online only. Children 18-36 months old and their caregivers can join us for songs, early literacy activities, and books! Any child under 5 also welcome! Missed out on family storytimes over the last year? Ready to move and sing and read books together? Catch up with Hal and Allison as we sing songs, read picture books, and move around together--virtually! This program will be held over Google Meets. After registering, you will receive the link to the program 24 hours before the…
Online OnlyChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Join us on Tuesday's 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. Best for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage, and their caregivers. Registration available online, not required. All children welcome!
Grand Concourse Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Canceled
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!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
Baby Space is a weekly lapsit storytime and play time at the St. George Library. This event will take place in person at St. George Library Center Community Room. For Babies 3* to 23 months and caregivers. (*All babies and their caregivers are welcome. However, around three months, babies can sit up more comfortably for the lap-sit position with their caregivers.) Talking, singing, and playing with your babies is the foundation for reading and writing in the future. Baby Space offers twenty…
St. George Library CenterChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 11 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Hamilton Grange 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.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Picture books stories, rhymes, and songs for babies and toddlers
Jefferson Market LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:15 AM
This event will take place in person at the Roosevelt Island branch. 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. If your child is 18 months or older, please join us for Toddler Storytime on Wednesdays or Little Movers and Shakers on Thursdays.
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11:15 AM
Early Literacy
Join librarians from Seward Park Library for books, songs, and rhymes every Tuesday. Best for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. Storytime will take place on the Second Floor (Children's Floor). No registration is neccesary.
Seward Park LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Yorkville 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. Please Note: * Ticket required for entry. Limited to 25 children plus caregiver(s) * ** 10:30 Storytime - tickets available at 9:45…
Yorkville Library, Meeting RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Webster Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one. 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 (0-18 months). This program will take place on the third floor. Please check nypl.org/webster for the current service status of our elevator. Space is…
Webster LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person at Bronx Library Center. Join us for Bilingual Storytime! (English and Spanish). We will share books, sing songs, learn some Spanish words and phrases, meet new friends, play and share and blow bubbles. Este evento se llevara a cabo en persona en el Bronx Library Center. Únase con nosotros en la biblioteca para disfrutar de una hora de cuentos bilingües para niños. Compartiremos libros, cantaremos canciones, aprenderemos algunas palabras y frases en e…
Bronx Library Center, Children's RoomChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active child build important early learning skills. Ideal for new walkers, toddlers/or children at this developmental stage. 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! -- Únete a nosotros para escuchar cuentos, cantar canciones y divertirte mientras…
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Harry Belafonte-115th Street 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.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families,

Parents/Caregivers
Today
@ 11:30 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
Today
@ 11:30 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.
South Beach LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Families
Today
@ 11:30 AM
Come join us for fun stories, fingerplays and songs. Help your toddler lern basic and important early literacy skills.
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorChildren
Today
@ 12:30 PM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at the Webster Library. Join us for a special time to bond with your little one. 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 (0-18 months). This program will take place on the third floor. Please check nypl.org/webster for the current service status of our elevator. Space is…
Webster LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 12:30 PM
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. Tuesday and Thursday at the George Bruce Library. Stay for Open Play. Ages 0-5. New York Public Library is partnering with People’s Money - which is NYC’s Citywide Participatory Budgeting process. All New Yorkers age 11 and older regardless of immigration status get to decide how to spend millions…
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 1 PM
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 LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
Heritage Celebration Programming
This event will take place in person at the Morrisania Library. Morrisania's Children Librarians will share their favorite picture books, providing children with the wonder of books and the joy of reading. Storytime is an essential educational tool to engage children of any age; story time encourages skills like language and literacy, plus cognitive development and social-emotional growth. ***This program is open to children of all ages and their parents/caregivers*** Sign up for the NYPL…
Morrisania LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 3:30 PM
R.E.A.D. ® is the 1st and foremost comprehensive reading to therapy dogs support program helping to improve children’s literacy and social skills through the assistance of trained, registered and insured therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. R.E.A.D. is a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dogs can’t read but they can be great listeners! Reading to a therapy dog is fun! Children can sign up to read for approximately 10-15 minutes each during the R.E.A.D. sessio…
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
Early Literacy
This program will take place in person at the Mott Haven 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. 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.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months),

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
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. At the end of each storytime, we will have a short craft or activity. For children ages 3-5. Space is limited to 15 children. Registration begins on Thursday, May 23. Please arrive on time. The doors will close once the program begins.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), Children's CenterChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

Families
Today
@ 4 PM
Book Discussion Group
Listen to stories and sing songs! *Please do not bring brothers and sisters under 3 years old unless they can sit and listen to stories quietly. Older brothers and sisters are welcome. We have many programs for all ages. Limited to first 10 children. First come, first served.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
This event will take place in person at the Morningside Heights Library. Come join us for a story and some crafting fun. Ages 4-10. Time: 4:00- 4:45 PM Please pick up a ticket at the 2nd floor Information Desk, from 3:30 to 3:55. 1 ticket per child. Limit of 15 children.
Morningside Heights LibraryChildren,

School Age (5-12 years)
Today
@ 4 PM
NYPL en Español
This event will take place in person at Hamilton Grange Library. Take a moment to return to the classic stories of children's literature in Spanish. Then, have fun with traditional childhood games. For ages 3-12.
Hamilton Grange LibraryChildren,

Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),

School Age (5-12 years)
Wed, May 29
@ 10:15 AM
Early Literacy
This event will take place in person at Andrew Heiskell 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. Space is limited to 12 children and 12 adults. 24 tickets will be given out to…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,

Infant (0-18 months),

Parents/Caregivers
Wed, May 29
@ 10:15 AM
This event will take place in -person at the Morningside Heights Library. Join us for a live program to hear stories, sing songs, share rhymes and fingerplays as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. This program is for children who are between walking age and 36 months with their caregivers. Pick up tickets at the 2nd floor desk after 10AM. Program limited to the first 13 families. Door closes at 10:35AM.
Morningside Heights Library, Story Hour RoomChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)