1. They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.
We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?

    They taught us to love adventure. They taught us to yearn for the stars, how to be strong, and what it means to have compassion.

    We might be all grown up, but the characters from our favorite children’s books will stay with us forever. Which one are you most like?

  2. We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

    We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

  3. sesamestreet:

Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

We couldn’t think of a cuter way to celebrate Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s) birthday! And we can’t wait to see our friends from Sesame Street at NYPL this fall!

    sesamestreet:

    Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

    We couldn’t think of a cuter way to celebrate Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s) birthday! And we can’t wait to see our friends from Sesame Street at NYPL this fall!

  4. Children's Book List: Spring is in the Air! →

  5. Hello friends!

    We’re happy to share some exciting news: the Library’s exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter, has been extended until September 7th! 

    Please note that while the exhibition will be closed March 24th and 25th, lovers of children’s literature will be able to stop by the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street for six more months! So if you haven’t seen this amazing collection of the world’s most beloved children’s books, you now have more time to! Bring a friend and stop by the exhibit soon! 

  6. The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats
This picture book is a true childhood classic. If only we could all throw on our red onesies and spend this snow day with Peter. Now that’s what I call a good time! 
- Amanda, Communications
Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of It: Why Children’s Books Matter!

    The Snowy Day

    by Ezra Jack Keats


    This picture book is a true childhood classic. If only we could all throw on our red onesies and spend this snow day with Peter. Now that’s what I call a good time! 

    - Amanda, Communications

    Visit NYPL’s exhibition, The ABC Of ItWhy Children’s Books Matter!

  7. Staying awake to watch the ball drop and bring in the new year is no easy task for most children. We here at the New York Public Library thought it was only fair that the celebration of 2014 start early for the little ones. Join us at the St. George Library Center on December 31st at 12pm, as we host this year’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. We will celebrate with crafts and sparkling apple cider. Hope to see you and your children there! 

    Staying awake to watch the ball drop and bring in the new year is no easy task for most children. We here at the New York Public Library thought it was only fair that the celebration of 2014 start early for the little ones. Join us at the St. George Library Center on December 31st at 12pm, as we host this year’s Noon Year’s Eve Party. We will celebrate with crafts and sparkling apple cider. Hope to see you and your children there! 

  8. Books about bullying. Today we’re hosting a special on air Google+ Hangout on overcoming bullying, using books to help solve the problem, and suggestions about how to do more. Our panel of authors and artists will be sharing their own personal struggles with bullies and how they learned to cope. Hear from authors Tim Federle, Eric Kahn Gale, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger; NYPL Children’s Librarian Elizabeth Bird will moderate the discussion. Tune in today, November 4 at 4 p.m. 

    Books about bullying. Today we’re hosting a special on air Google+ Hangout on overcoming bullying, using books to help solve the problem, and suggestions about how to do more. Our panel of authors and artists will be sharing their own personal struggles with bullies and how they learned to cope. Hear from authors Tim Federle, Eric Kahn Gale, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger; NYPL Children’s Librarian Elizabeth Bird will moderate the discussion. Tune in today, November 4 at 4 p.m. 

  9. Guess who visited the Library’s 42nd Street building today? Yep, it was Grover, and he was super! Grover and his friend Alan (who both took pics in our photo booth - the same one that Judy Blume posed in last week) made the trek all the way from Sesame Street to help Sesame Workshop kick off a new literacy initiative. NYPL hosted the kick off event (we’ll share more about that later), and was VERY excited to have these special guests in our building. And they seemed happy, as well. In fact, Alan said, “This is one of my favorite places in the entire world, The New York Public Library.” Like Grover and his friends from Sesame Street? Check out some books featuring them at the Library! 

  10. Happy National Dork Day!
Let out your inner Dork and come celebrate with us at Great Kills Branch on Staten Island at 3:30 for Dork Day giveaways, raffles, and Phineas and Ferb inspired fun! Click here for more details or read about what The New York Times has to say. 
Also be sure to visit your local branch to check out DVD’s of the ultimate dork, Steve Urkel from Family Matters!

    Happy National Dork Day!

    Let out your inner Dork and come celebrate with us at Great Kills Branch on Staten Island at 3:30 for Dork Day giveaways, raffles, and Phineas and Ferb inspired fun! Click here for more details or read about what The New York Times has to say. 

    Also be sure to visit your local branch to check out DVD’s of the ultimate dork, Steve Urkel from Family Matters!