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ONLINE Virtual Storytime

  • Mar. 30, 2020, 2-2:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language dev...

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ONLINE Drag Queen Story Hour with Miz Jade

  • Mar. 31, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get ready for a virtual jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Jam with Jamie are ready to jam out to traditional children's songs,...

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My First Census Party: Mother Goose Storytime

  • Apr. 01, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Queens Library - Windsor Park Branch
  • 79-50 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join us for a very special Mother Goose storytime, filled with our usual fun stories, songs, finger plays, making "shaky-egg" music, and more!

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April Fool's Storytime

  • Apr. 01, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Port Jefferson Free Library
  • 100 Thompson St., Port Jefferson
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library to share some silly stories and celebrate April Fool’s Day! Ages 3-5. Register online.

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ONLINE Virtual Storytime

  • Apr. 01, 2020, 11am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language developm...

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Tales for Tails

  • Apr. 02, 2020, 6pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in 1st grade and up are invited to read to a specially trained dog. Sign-up required.

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Storytime with the Child Care Council of Westchester

  • Apr. 02, 2020, 11am
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Stop by for tons of fun with interactive books and puppets!

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Kindgergarten Book Club: Gardens

  • Apr. 02, 2020, 4-4:45pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Children in Kindergarten can read a non-fiction or fiction book about gardening, gardens, or planting and come prepared to talk about their book. Registration required. 

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Little Scientists: Tech Exploration

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brighton Beach
  • 16 Brighton First Road at Brighton Beach Ave. , Sheepshead Bay
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Toddlers and preschoolers will hear stories using computer technology and play with interactive media “Mother Goose on the Loose”.

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Cooking Together

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Adults and preschooler will hear stories and prepare some food to share together. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 

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Books & Babies

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Baby, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for some books, songs, and rhymes followed by open play! Birth-15 months. Registration required. 

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Wee Read & Play

  • Apr. 03, 2020, 11:30am-12:15pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join the library for some books, songs, and rhymes followed by open play! Ages 16 months-2 years. Registration required. 

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READ with Flash Gordon

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Flash Gordon loves to listen to kids read. Sign up for a 15-minute slot on the day of the program at the customer service desk.

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Read with a Therapy Dog

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This program helps improve children’s reading, communication, and social skills.

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Storybook Stroll: 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Calista Brill

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12; $10 seniors 62 and older and students with ID; $7 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and younger

Travel the Gardens and hear this classic tale unravel and create a take home craft all your own. 

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Little Joe Chickapig

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble - Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble to read Brian Calhoun's delightful farm tale, with fun activities afterward!

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Museum Stories Family Reading Club

  • Apr. 04, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Long Island Museum
  • 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15 per family of up to 4 people

Read "The Secret School" (grades 3-5) with your family and join educators in a themed exploration of galleries and the LIM grounds. Pre-registration and payment are required.

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Story time with Cara and Little Dude

  • Apr. 05, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • The Wild
  • 272 Driggs Ave Brooklyn , New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Cara and Big World of Little Dude for a calming morning of reading and meditation related activities. Children will engage in a reading of Bra...

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Family Storytime: Japanese & English Bilingual Storytime

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Chatham Square Library
  • 33 E. Broadway, Chinatown
  • Baby
  • FREE

Learn basic Japanese through songs, stories, and finger play. For ages 0-3. Caregiver must be present.

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Twinkle, Twinkle Rhymes

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 6-6:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Baby
  • FREE

What better way to end the evening than with some stories, songs, and rhymes with your little one? Ages birth-3 years old. Registration required. 

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K9 Reading

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

These canines will help all readers become more confident and excited about reading. Registration required. 

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ONLINE Virtual Storytime

  • Apr. 06, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for virtual storytime with books, songs, and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor, and language developm...

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Stories & Craft

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 6:30-7:15pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, craft and more! Registration required. 

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Celebrating Archie Comics with CO-CEO Nancy Silberkleit

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

As Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit harnesses the power of graphic literacy to advance causes she is passionate about, including knowledg...

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New York Public Library Heritage Storytime

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4:30pm
  • Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
  • 203 West 115th Street, Harlem
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library! A storytime for school-age children, this event will feature picture books and picture book biographies about figures related to the Library.

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Elephant & Piggie Meet & Greet

  • Apr. 07, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Babylon Public Library
  • 24 S. Carll Ave., Babylon
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Meet Elephant & Piggie and stay for a craft! For families with children up to 5th grade. Registration required

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CANCELED Storytime with the Brooklyn Public Library

  • Apr. 09, 2020, 4-4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • 99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to develop early literacy skills and learn about a monthly theme through play, songs, rhymes, and stories.

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DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $13

Join the museum for this interactive art and storytime program that celebrates the uniqueness of all kids and families!

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Storytime and Activities Featuring The Good Egg: The Great Eggscape!

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble for this book full of cracking-up family fun from the creators of The Good Egg, with activities after the reading!

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Story Time! Bedtime Bonnet

  • Apr. 11, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Bank Street Bookstore
  • 2780 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit multi-generational family.

 

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Monday Madness

  • Apr. 13, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Beat the Monday blues with some silly stories and crafts. Ages 3 - 5. Registration required. 

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ONLINE Drag Queen Story Hour with Miz Jade

  • Apr. 14, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour from the comfort of your own home as Miz Jade reads children's books, sings songs, and does movement activities for...

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Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of an Ezra Jack Keats book.

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Spring Storytime

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 3pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $1

Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. 2nd-4th grade. A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.

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“Welcome Spring” Storytime Fun

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Freeport Memorial Library
  • 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Young elementary
  • $1

Listen to some stories and make a craft to celebrate the spring season. For grades pre-K to 1st.  A nonrefundable materials fee is due at time of pre-registration.

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ONLINE Ezra Jack Keats Story and Craft

  • Apr. 16, 2020, 2pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library
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  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy Drag Queen Story Hour from the comfort of your own home as Miz Jade reads children's books, sings songs, and does movement activities for...

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YA Book Club featuring Most Likely

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 7pm
  • Barnes and Noble- Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join Barnes and Noble to discuss this coming-of-age story.

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Celebrating 125 Years at NYPL: Storytime Party

  • Apr. 17, 2020, 3:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Yorkville Branch
  • 222 East 79th Street, Upper East Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

A special storytime that includes some favorite classic read alouds and a fun craft. 

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NATURE STORY TIME

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10-10:30am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5; free for members and children younger than 2

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. 

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Saturday Story Time

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join the library for story time.

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Stroller Strides Story Time

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am
  • Floral Park Public Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

A free workout for mama on the front lawn of the library, with story time and coloring pages for the stroller occupants. 

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Storytime and Activities Featuring The Lorax

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble: Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Celebrate Earth Day at Storytime with a reading of The Lorax; the classic tale from Dr. Seuss that speaks for the trees!

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Dog Book Buddies

  • Apr. 18, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children can sign up for a 20-minute session to read to a trained reading assistance dog. Registration required. 

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April Showers

  • Apr. 20, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Hear stories about rainy days and decorate your own, real umbrella to use to keep dry. Please register.

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Read to A Dog

  • Apr. 23, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Reluctant readers are invited to read to registered certified therapy dogs, brought by Evelyn Ringel of Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause. Each c...

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Pajama Storytime - Celebrating the Earth

  • Apr. 24, 2020, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Queens Zoo
  • 53-51 111th St., Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Learn about how you can help local wildlife through all sorts of activities and actions. Explore the pollinator garden and discover how important bees are for plants and other wildlife. Meet some animal guests, spend some time in the zoo, and end the evening with some refreshments and a nice story.

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Gertrude Stein poetry Comix Storytime Featuring Bianca Stone

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
  • 141 Front Street, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Poet and illustrator Bianca Stone celebrates her new edition of Gertrude Stein’s classic children’s poem A LITTLE CALLED PAULINE, plus songs, storytime, poetry comics and coloring crafts.

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Saturday Tales and Tunes

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby
  • FREE

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Registration required. For walkers under 36 months. 

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SATURDAY STORYTELLING & WORKSHOP WITH THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STORYTELLERS

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11:00am
  • Scandinavia House
  • 58 Park Avenue, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $12 (free for ASF Members)

Storytellers Navida Stein and Julia M. Morris share frog-related stories and songs with audience participation, movement, and live music, followed by a frog hand-puppet workshop.

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Storytime and Activities Featuring Dear Boy & Dear Girl

  • Apr. 25, 2020, 11am
  • Barnes and Noble: Country Glen Center
  • 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Read these sweet stories to promote self-confidence, along with fun activities for you and your little ones.

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Pajama Storytime

  • Apr. 27, 2020, 6pm
  • The Field Library
  • 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Put on your pajamas and join the library for a special "late night" storytime!

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CANCELED Baby and Me Storytime

  • Mar. 23, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 10-10:45am
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Baby
  • FREE

Lapsit story time for babies to 18 months. Drop-in, no registration required. Must be accompanied by parent or caretaker.

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ONLINE Shababa: Home Sweet Home

  • Mar. 25, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • 92nd Street Y
  • 1395 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Bring your favorite stuffed animal and join Rebecca for a comfy, cozy sing-along for the soul! No need to leave your house or apartment (You c...

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Story Play

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - Apr. 08, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands
  • 2065 Flatbush Ave. , Bergen Beach
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy books, songs, and playtime. Ticket required.

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Toddler Storytime

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - Apr. 08, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby
  • FREE

Toddlers ages 18-35 months will enjoy a story time consisting of stories, songs, finger plays, music, and playtime.

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Family Storytime

  • Apr. 11, 2020 - Apr. 18, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am
  • Ossining Public Library
  • 53 Croton Ave., Ossining
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Storytime fun for the whole family.

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Storyplay

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 22, 2020 , 4/8 and 4/22, 10-10:45am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for Story time and Play time.

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Magic Fish Storycraft

  • Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 2-3pm
  • Middle Country Public Library
  • 101 Eastwood Blvd., Centereach
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Listen to The Fisherman and His Wife and make a "magic fish". Registration required. 

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Playtime Storytime

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10:30-11:15am **NO SESSION 4/10**
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Stories and songs, sensory story time with cool activities, fun with non-fiction, and more!

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Story Tots: Story Time & Artmaking

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10-11am
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • 1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $5; free for members

Investigate color, shape, form, and texture with art activities based on a new story each week. Ages 3-5. 

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Shake Rattle and Roll

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10:30-11am **NO SESSION 4/10 and 4/17**
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby
  • FREE

The program introduces babies to books, finger plays, songs, movement, and nursery rhymes. Ages 0-17 months.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington
  • 203 Arlington Ave., East New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud. 

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Tales & Tunes

  • Apr. 06, 2020 - May. 19, 2020 , Mondays, 11-11:30am and Tuesdays, 11:30am-12pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Baby
  • FREE

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! For walkers under 36 months old and their adults. Registration required.

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Baby and Me Storytime

  • Apr. 06, 2020 - Apr. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 10-10:30am
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Baby
  • FREE

Lapsit story time for babies to 18 months.

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Family Storytime

  • Apr. 06, 2020 - Apr. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 10:30am OR 11am **NO SESSION 4/13**
  • Merrick Library
  • 2279 Merrick Ave., Merrick
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Families with children ages 0-5 years are invited to listen to a variety of stories and songs. 

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Ready, Sit, Read!

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - Apr. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10-10:45am **NO SESSION 4/14**
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

This class will promote early literacy and readiness skills. Parents and caregivers will read books with their children. There are also sing along ...

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'Fish Tales'

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Apr. 24, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-11am
  • THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
  • 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk
  • Young elementary
  • $26.95; $24.95 ages 65 and older; $19.95 ages 3-12.

Stories, songs, and games that encourage children’s emerging language skills, followed by a play time.

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Tales & Tunes

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 11-11:30am and 7-7:30pm; Tuesdays, 11:30am-12pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! For walkers under 36 months old and their adults. Registration required.

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Spanish Storytime

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 10-11am
  • Brooklyn Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

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CANCELED Ready, Sit, Read!

  • Mar. 03, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10-10:45am
  • Finkelstein Memorial Library
  • 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This class will promote early literacy and readiness skills. Parents and caregivers will read books with their children. There is also songs, and h...

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We Count! Mother Goose Time

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 12:00-12:30pm (no session 3/25)
  • Queens Library - Elmhurst Branch
  • 86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst
  • Baby
  • FREE

This is a weekly storytime program for infants, ages 0-11 months and pre-walkers featuring simple stories, songs, and baby rhymes. Each storytime will highlight numbers and counting in honor of the 2020 Census.

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ONLINE CMOM at Home: Storytime Saturday

  • Mar. 28, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, anytime
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Feel Good Friday is a day to shape health and wellness in kids, which if learned at an early age, can be beneficial for so many reasons. Physi...

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ONLINE TODDLER STORYTIME with Linnea on Facebook Live

  • Mar. 31, 2020 - Apr. 28, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10am
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • ,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Visit the Larchmont Public Library YoutTube channel to get a boredom buster from Miss Rebecca (Head of Children's Services) and her son Go...

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Stories & Craft

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - Apr. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories, craft and more! Registration required. 

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B.A.R.K. - Books Are Read to K-9's

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - Apr. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
  • 120 Main Street, Setauket
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Read some stories to a trained therapy dog and improve your reading skills. 

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Tiny Tyke Times

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 10-11am
  • Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
  • 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $10; free for members

Snuggle up for a story time, an animal meet and greet, and work together on a special craft! Registration required. 

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ONLINE FAMILY BEDTIME STORIES with Linnea on Facebook Live

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 7pm
  • Larchmont Public Library
  • ,
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Want to wind down with the family? Join Children’s Librarian Linnea for a special Bedtime Story program over Facebook Live. 

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STORY TIME

  • Feb. 26, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill
  • 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Listen to a story and follow along with a larger than life version of the book projected on the movie screen, plus kids get a no-mess craft or take-home goodie related to the day's story.

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Musical Yoga Storytime

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - May. 08, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-10:45am and 11-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join the library for a storytime for toddlers incorporating live music and yoga! Ages 18-36 months. Ticket required. 

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Stories & Movement

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 14, 2020 , Thursdays, 1:30-2:15pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Read stories and retell them through yoga and movement. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 

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Art for Kids with Norte Maar

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 16, 2020 , Saturdays, 10-11am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington
  • 203 Arlington Ave., East New York
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join community partner Norte Maar for a wonderful arts and crafts program paired with a story.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 16, 2020 , Saturdays, 3-3:45pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Canarsie
  • 1580 Rockaway Pkwy. , Canarsie
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Apr. 04, 2020 - May. 16, 2020 , Saturday, 11-11:45am
  • Brooklyn Public Library- DeKalb Library
  • 790 Bushwick Ave., Bushwick
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for stories, music, and rhymes. 

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Spanish Storytime

  • Apr. 06, 2020 - May. 18, 2020 , Mondays, 10-11am
  • Brooklyn Public Library — Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the library for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers. 

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Read to Rover Squared

  • Mar. 07, 2020 - Apr. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Please Welcome Karen and her dog Phoebe as an additional READ TO ROVER TEAM! For school age children (5 and up). Sponsored by Good Dog Foundation w...

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Story Time

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 21, 2020 , Thursdays and Saturdays, 11am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon
  • 2035 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy stories, songs, and play time.

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Story Play

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington
  • 203 Arlington Ave., East New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for your favorite stories, songs, and rhymes.

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Babies and Books

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1pm and 2pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join the library for songs, fingerplays, stories, and more. Ages 0-18 months. This program requires online registration.

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Toddler Time

  • Apr. 07, 2020 - May. 26, 2020 , Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Canarsie
  • 1580 Rockaway Pkwy., Canarsie
  • Baby
  • FREE

Enjoy stories and play. 18 to 36 months.

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Storytime with Ms. Judy

  • Feb. 03, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 10:30-11am **LIBRARY CLOSED 2/17**
  • Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
  • 25 Flywheel Park W., Piermont
  • Baby
  • FREE

Stories, songs, and fingerplay. Children up to 3 years old with an adult.

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Storytime with Ms. Nancy

  • Feb. 03, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , 11:15-11:45am **LIBRARY CLOSED 2/17**
  • Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
  • 25 Flywheel Park W., Piermont
  • Baby
  • FREE

Stories, songs, and fingerplay. Children up to 3 years old with an adult.

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Story and Play

  • Feb. 03, 2020 - Mar. 30, 2020 , Mondays, 10-11am
  • Brooklyn Central Library
  • 10 Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Hear wonderful stories, play with toys, and make new friends at this fun and informal program.

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Babies and Books

  • Feb. 04, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2020 , Tuesdays, 1pm and 2pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby
  • FREE

Enjoy songs, fingerplays, stories, and more while meeting other babies and caregivers in the neighborhood. Ages 0-18 months. Online registration required. 

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Toc Toc Spanish

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Apr. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 11am-12pm
  • Beyond at Liberty View
  • 850 3rd Ave., Sunset Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Toc Toc Spanish for storytime, dancing, and games for your children!

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Here We Are Together

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - Apr. 27, 2020 , Mondays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

A story time for children of all ages, from newborns to school age children, with a parent or caregiver. 

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Bilingual Storytime

  • Mar. 04, 2020 - Apr. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Looking for something different? Mount Kisco Public Library will be offering Bilingual Storytime in English and Spanish. Enjoy stories, songs, and ...

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Read to Rover

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 5-6pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

For school age children (5 and up). Sponsored by the K9 Kids 4H Club. 

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Storytime

  • Mar. 05, 2020 - Apr. 30, 2020 , Thursdays, 11:15-11:45am
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount KIsco
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For children ages 18 months - 5 years old with a parent or caregiver. 

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Babies & Books

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 1-1:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park
  • 1265 43rd St., Borough Park
  • Baby
  • FREE

Learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families and caregivers in your neighborhood. Ages birth-18 months. 

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Toddler Time

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30am or 11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join the library for stories, songs, music, and movement, and enjoy a storytime just for toddlers and their caregivers! Registration required. 

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Story Time

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park
  • 725 St. Marks Ave. at Nostrand Ave., Bedford Stuyvesant
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Hear stories and sing songs at the Library.

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Toddler Time

  • Apr. 01, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:15am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush
  • 22 Linden Blvd. , Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Listen to stories, sing songs, and chant rhymes. Afterwards, there will be time to play and socialize! Ages birth-5 years. 

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Spanish Storytime

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington
  • 203 Arlington Ave., East New York
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for stories and songs in Spanish for children and their parents or caregivers.

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Preschool Storytime

  • Apr. 02, 2020 - May. 28, 2020 , Thursdays, 10:45-11:15am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Have a blast reading stories, singing songs, and learning fingerplays. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 

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Pre-School Story Play

  • Apr. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 11:15am-12pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush
  • 22 Linden Blvd. , Flatbush
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Storytime with toys and interactive manipulatives to promote the development of cognitive and gross motor skills.

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Stories and Songs

  • Jan. 15, 2020 - Apr. 01, 2020 , Wednesdays, 9:40-10:20am
  • 6 River Terrace
  • 6 River Terrace, Battery Park
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Professional musicians will light up the spirit through song, movement, and dance. Register: registration@bpca.ny.gov

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Storytime with Miss Jenny

  • Mar. 02, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , Mondays and Wednesdays, 10-11am
  • Andersons Larchmont
  • 96 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Shake out some sillies and enjoy some stories. Ages 18 months to 3 years.

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Storybook Reading and Activity

  • Jan. 11, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2020 , Saturday 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, and 4/11, 1:00pm
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join museum staff in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center classroom for a storybook reading and related make-and-take activity.

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CHESS AT 3: STORY TIME CHESS

  • Feb. 08, 2020 - Jun. 13, 2020 , Saturdays, 1-5pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Brooklyn
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Chess at Three for a fun filled afternoon full of creative and interactive storytelling and games.

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Nursery Rhyme Time

  • Dec. 30, 2019 - May. 18, 2020 , Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30-10am **LIBRARY CLOSED 1/20 and 2/17**
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

For 2- and 3-year-olds with an adult.

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Threes, Fours and Fives

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - May. 27, 2020 , 2-2:30pm
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Storytimes for 3- to 5-year-olds who are ready to come in all by themselves! Adults must stay in the library building.

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All Together Now

  • Jan. 02, 2020 - May. 23, 2020 , Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 11-11:30am **CLOSED 1/20 and 2/17**
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Drop in for stories and songs!

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Laptime

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - May. 29, 2020 , Fridays, 9:30-10am
  • Chappaqua Library
  • 195 So. Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
  • Baby
  • FREE

Storytimes for pre-walkers with an adult.

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Moms 'n' Tots Storytime

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Baby
  • FREE

Storytime appropriate for children 2 years of age. Walk-ins welcome!

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Sing along with Debbie Deane

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jun. 24, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11am-12pm
  • Lark Cafe
  • 1007 Church Ave., Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10 suggested

Sing, dance, play percussion, and also listen to a storybook or two.

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¡Bienvenidos! Spanish Sing along with Lucy Kalantari!

  • Jan. 06, 2020 - Jun. 29, 2020 , Mondays, 11am-12pm
  • Lark Cafe
  • 1007 Church Ave., Flatbush
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $10

Learn Spanish in song with GRAMMY Award-winning children’s artist Lucy Kalantari.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Nov. 09, 2019 - May. 28, 2020 , Saturdays, 11-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Hear new stories and favorite tales read aloud.

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Read Aloud & Arts And Crafts

  • Dec. 10, 2019 - Jun. 16, 2020 , Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Listen to a chapter a week (or maybe more) of a book aloud. Follow along with your own copy or just enjoy the dulcet tones of the reader. This is suggested for ages 6 and older.

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Toddler Storytime (Bilingual English/Spanish)

  • Dec. 04, 2019 - Jun. 17, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Queens Library - Astoria Branch
  • 14-01 Astoria Blvd., Long Island City
  • Baby
  • FREE

Join us for a read aloud, finger rhymes, games, and more. This program is for children up to 3 years old and their caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome.

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THURSDAY STORIES W/THE ECLECTIC LIBRARIAN

  • Dec. 05, 2019 - Jun. 25, 2020 , Thursdays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Help “Eclectic Librarian” and local resident Carletta Joy Walker choose the book of the week, and bring each story to life! 

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FRIDAY VIRTUOUS JOURNEYS

  • Dec. 06, 2019 - Jun. 26, 2020 , Fridays, 3:30pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Enjoy amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility, and Love. Be sure to sing along, dance, and even play musical instruments.

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SHOWTIME SATURDAYS with Alexander

  • Dec. 07, 2019 - Jun. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Move your body, make music, and be a part of the story!

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Sunday Funday

  • Dec. 08, 2019 - Jun. 28, 2020 , Sundays, 1:00pm
  • Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling
  • 898 St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
  • All Ages
  • $7 adults; $4 children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9

Sing, dance, and play with the magical musical stories performed on a Sunday afternoon.

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Pre-School Story Hour

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Jul. 29, 2020 , Wednesdays, 4pm
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Stories appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. Walk-ins welcome!

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All-Age Stories

  • Jan. 03, 2020 - Jul. 31, 2020 , Fridays and Tuesdays, 11:10am
  • Pound Ridge Library
  • 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Enjoy some great stories!

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Sunday Author Story Time

  • Mar. 08, 2020 - Dec. 20, 2020 , Sundays, 11:30am (Prospect Lefferts Garden) and 1:30pm (Fort Greene)
  • Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Garden/
  • 632 Flatbush Ave./686 Fulton St., Prospect Lefferts Garden/Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Authors and illustrators present their new books with interactive readings and drawings, and often activities and crafts too! 

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Picture Book Time

  • Jan. 08, 2020 - Dec. 23, 2020 , Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Queens Library - Richmond Hill Branch
  • 118-14 Hillside Ave.,
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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Saturday Storytime

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Aug. 25, 2020 , Saturdays, 11am-12pm
  • Teaneck Public Library
  • 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy old and new favorites at this family storytime.

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Rock n' Roll Babies & Toddlers

  • Sep. 06, 2019 - Aug. 28, 2020 , Fridays, 10:15-10:45am
  • Croton Free Library
  • 171 Cleveland Drive, Croton-on-Hudson
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

It's time for great stories, classic kids' songs, new rock n’ roll music, and lots of dancing! 

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Staff Story Time

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - Dec. 27, 2020 , Saturdays, 1:30pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Greenlight staff choose their favorite read-alouds to share with the youngest book lovers.

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