Coming Up: June Highlights!
Check out these program highlights for this month. The Library has something for everyone!
For the Whole Family
More Free Events and Programs
Library branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island are offering free summer events and programs for all ages. See what’s happening in your neighborhood!
Read, learn, and have fun all summer long with the Library’s Summer Adventure program! Take our 60-day reading challenge, come to special events in library branches, enter our annual summer writing contest, and much more. Download an activity and reading tracker or pick one up in your nearest branch to get started.
Express yourself and explore our all-new expanded and enhanced Teen Centers, contribute to our Teen Voices magazine, and get ready for the first Teen Voices Festival in August! Plus, join us for Anti-Prom in the Bronx and Manhattan, author talks, arts and crafts, photography, zine-making, and much more!
For Babies & Toddlers
Join the Library this summer—and all year round—for storytimes, open play, art activities, free events, and much more. Plus, explore what you can do at home!
From book discussions and author talks to plant swaps and art workshops, there’s something for everyone this summer at The New York Public Library! Explore everything the Library has to offer.
Summer Staff Picks
Our expert librarians have curated a wide array of fun, thought-provoking, and inspiring books for all ages to read this summer! Check out these recommendations, including fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and libros en español! Many are also available in accessible formats.
Summer at the Library: Downloads Center
Track your reading and activities to become a Summer Star at the Library! Head to your nearest branch to pick up your very own activity and reading tracker, book log pages, and book review sheets—or download and print them at home!
Download these resources in español (Spanish), 中文 (Chinese), বাংলা (Bengali), and Русский (Russian).
Join Dance Party NYC
One day, five boroughs—join us for Dance Party NYC, a joyous citywide festival of music and movement! Part of Summer at the Library, Dance Party NYC will take place on August 5, 2023, at more than 20 venues across the city, including events at select library branches and at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
For Educators & Caregivers
NYPL offers a wide range of resources to support kids’ learning and development through the summer and all year round. Learn about special opportunities for teachers offered by our Center for Educators and Schools (CES).
E-Books & Audiobooks
Get a Free Library Card
Get a free library card today and explore all the Library has to offer, including books, e-books, audiobooks, music, and movies!
No More Late Fines!
Did you know? There are no more late fines at the Library, so you can borrow books and more from any branch with no worries.
LIVE from NYPL
Join us for free events at The New York Public Library’s premier cultural series. Enjoy free events, conversations, and performances featuring the best writers, artists, and thinkers—as well as our rooftop happy hours!
The Library offers free major exhibitions and special displays at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library for the Performing Arts, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, plus community showcases at many branch locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. See what’s on view this summer!
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The New York Public Library welcomes speakers and readers of a wide range of languages. We are committed to helping everyone navigate our free services and resources for all ages. Get a library card, learn about Library offerings, search the catalog, and more in select world languages.
Friends of the Library
The New York Public Library depends on donors like you to support our essential services. Friends of the Library will be vital as we expand access to our resources, including job help, community outreach, and language learning materials. Make a membership gift now and enjoy benefits all year long.
Major support is provided by the New York Life Foundation, the 2023 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.
These programs and initiatives are part of the Library’s overall commitment to our branch patrons and education programs, led by the Merryl and James Tisch Director of Branch Libraries and Education. Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.