Parent & Caregiver Guide
Download this guide for parents and caregivers, prepared by our Education teams, for reading recommendations for kids and teens, discussion guides, and more to help you explore this year’s theme, Make Waves.
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Save the Date: Summer at the Library Events & Programs Start June 9!
Join us in branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island for special programs to kick off Summer at the Library!
Get a free library card today and explore all the Library has to offer, including books, e-books, audiobooks, music, and movies!
There are no more late fines at the Library, so you can borrow books and more from any branch with no worries.
Build, code, and stargaze with NYPL’s amazing STEAM Discovery Kits, available to borrow from 30 branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Explore robotics, astronomy, engineering, coding, and more.
Stay cool this summer and explore a wide array of extraordinary highlights from NYPL’s collections in this free exhibition at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
The New York Public Library welcomes people from all backgrounds and celebrates the rich multicultural diversity that defines New York City. The Library is committed to helping recent immigrants and bilingual and multilingual communities navigate our array of free services and resources for all ages.
Discover oceans of possibility at The New York Public Library this summer with free events and programs for all ages, book giveaways, our all-new Make Waves program for kids and teens, reading recommendations, and much more!
The Book Giveaway is supported in part by a generous grant from the Gray Foundation.
Major support provided by the New York Life Foundation, the 2022 city-wide sponsor for the Summer Reading and Learning Programs.
Additional support is provided by The Rona Jaffe Foundation; New York Yankees Foundation; anonymous donors; and the continuing major support of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.
Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.
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