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

  2. 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! 

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 

  5. 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. 

  6. 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! 

  7. 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!

  8. Come See Our New Exhibition on Children’s Literature NOW!

    Our new, incredible exhibition on this history of children’s literature — The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matteropened today at our landmark Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street! It’s like stepping into a children’s book. It’s free, and truly amazing (see this fantastic NY Times review, which calls the exhibition, curated by Leonard Marcus, “incredibly rich”). So come by today, this weekend, or sometime soon to see amazing items and learn about the history of children’s literature.

  9. Believe it or not today marks the 25th Anniversary that one of our all-time favorite films was released… Big (1988) starring the one and only Tom Hanks. The film was a BIG success and of course gave Mr. Hanks his first Oscar nomination (he lost to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man). Big would go on to inspire a 1990’s Broadway Musical whose Playbill we happened to find in our Billy Rose Theatre Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. And you can check out a dvd copy of Big at multiple branches of the NYPL. Find out what is so special about Baskin!!!!

    Believe it or not today marks the 25th Anniversary that one of our all-time favorite films was released… Big (1988) starring the one and only Tom Hanks. The film was a BIG success and of course gave Mr. Hanks his first Oscar nomination (he lost to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man). Big would go on to inspire a 1990’s Broadway Musical whose Playbill we happened to find in our Billy Rose Theatre Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. And you can check out a dvd copy of Big at multiple branches of the NYPL. Find out what is so special about Baskin!!!!

  10. Earlier this week kids at the NYPL’s Todt-Hill Westerleigh branch in Staten Island held a rally day to protest the city’s proposed budget cuts for libraries. Some of the libraries young users - such as John and Kayla Marsh - expressed opposition to the cuts by designing paper hands with reasons why they love the library. You can see NY1’s profile on this here.

    Earlier this week kids at the NYPL’s Todt-Hill Westerleigh branch in Staten Island held a rally day to protest the city’s proposed budget cuts for libraries. Some of the libraries young users - such as John and Kayla Marsh - expressed opposition to the cuts by designing paper hands with reasons why they love the library. You can see NY1’s profile on this here.