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Resources For Children


100 Great Children's Books

Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves.more

Children's Books 2014: 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing

Discover the best children's books of 2014 in this interactive guide.more

NYPL Kids!

Great website links, booklists, activities, holidays, online children's books and video from TumbleBooks.more

Children's Books 2013: 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing

Our staff's recommended 100 books published in 2013.more


Children's Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing

Our staff's recommended 100 books published in 2012.more

Events for Children

From story time to crafts to writing to games.more


Watch and read animated picture books online.more

Children's Center at 42nd Street

Films, story hours, and guest appearances by authors and illustrators or to visit the original Winnie the Pooh.more

Come back this summer! Create avatars, log books & media, win badges.more

Library Services for Persons Without Homes

Services include deposit collections of books at local shelters, read aloud programs for children in shelters, "read-to-me" programs at Branch Libraries, and library orientation at shelters.more

Recorded and Braille Books by Mail

Titles for residents of all ages who have difficulty reading standard printed materials because of blindness, visual impairment, a physical or reading disability.more

Major support for children's and young adult programs and services is provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Timothy R. Barakett Endowment for Children's and Young Adult Programs and Services.

Major support for children's and young adult programming is provided by the Katerina and Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.