The Children’s Library

Welcome to the Children's Library!

Located on the second floor of the library, we have books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, programs, friendly librarians, & more!

*Note: Beginning Fall of 2018, Monday early literacy programs will now be for pre-walkers ages birth to 12 months and Wednesday early literacy programs will be for walkers ages 13 months to age 2. (This includes Play date, Musical Munchkins, Graham Clarke and any other early literacy programs).

Can kids get library cards, too?

Bronxville children of any age can receive a library card. The age at which they get a card is at the discretion of their parents. All that is required is a parent’s/guardian’s identification showing proof of address and their signature on the application form. Click here for more information.

Do adults need to stick around?

Parents or caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior.  Parents or caregivers may not leave a child under the age of 9 unattended at any time and must make arrangements to pick-up older children at closing.

2018 Summer Reading Program

Congratulations to all of the Participants for completing the “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Game! 

Together we have read over 900 hours this summer.

The grand prize winners will be notified on Tuesday, September 4th.

We’d like to thank the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library for their generous funding which made the Summer Reading Game and all of our programs possible!

Also, a big thank you to Mac’s Food Truck for making delicious food for all of our events and our performers: Bubble Bus, NY Nights Entertainment, Sciencetellers, Green Meadows Farm and Graham Clarke.

Check us out on Instagram to find out what next summer’s reading game theme will be. Hint: There are MANY characters and three movies already.


Every week we host a range of events for children, from babies to teens.

September 2018 calendar

*Note: Beginning Fall of 2018, Monday early literacy programs will now be for pre-walkers ages birth to 12 months and Wednesday early literacy programs will be for walkers ages 13 months to age 2. (This includes Play date, Musical Munchkins, Graham Clarke and any other early literacy programs).

  • Mondays – Littles playdate, Little Crafters and Musical Munchkins for pre-walkers birth to 12 months. If you have a pre-walker over the age of 12 months, they are more than welcome to attend.
  • Wednesdays- Tots playdate, Crafting tots and Graham Clarke Music show for walkers 13 months to 24 months.
  • Thursdays are storycraft and craft days! Join us for fun themed crafts and stories @ 4:00pm.
  • Family Film Fridays @ 3:30pm. Some holidays and school breaks, movies may be at 2:00pm. Please observe ratings and use your discretion when determining appropriateness for your child.

For more programs and information visit our online calendar: Library Calendar

Circulating Toys

Bronxville Public Library now has a small collection of STEM based circulating toys!

The toys can circulate for one week at a time. All you need is a grown-up and a library card.

Before you come to the library, have a grown-up fill out our toy agreement form and bring it to the library!
Circulating Toy Agreement

1,000 Books before Kindergarten

Early literacy is what children know about reading or writing before they can actually read and write.

The development of language and literacy begins at birth, with parents and caregivers serving as a child’s first teacher.

Support the lifelong learning process! Enroll your child in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Participants will earn a free tote bag, book, & more! For more info or to sign up, ask at the children’s reference desk.

Baby Storytimes

Check here for lists of songs & rhymes used in our baby storytime programs!

Downloadable Books

We have added over 90 children’s ebooks to our collection covering a range of non-fiction subjects and literature classics.  Click here to log in with your Bronxville Library card, and start reading today!

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Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth in grades 4-10.

Battle of the Books 2018 has begun! We’re looking for our next Battle of the Books team. Now accepting participants going into 4th grade through 7th grade!  Please stop by the children’s room to learn more. Ask for our librarians, Head Coach Maureen and Assistant Coach Jessica!

Listen, Read, & Watch helps children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-K, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.

HooplaMovies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic novels. 

NoveList K-8 Plus: Specifically targeting grades K-8, NoveList K-8 Plus provides reader-focused features such as reading recommendations, series information, book reviews, book jackets, and more.

Mango Languages:  Creates lovable language-learning experiences for libraries, schools, and individuals. See the list of languages offeredPlease note: You must follow the Mango Languages link in order to sign up or log in. The link to the list of languages does not authenticate patrons.

Overdrive:   A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.

Tumblebooks: An online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games and teacher resources for libraries.


  • Britannica Elementary – Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary school students. Lets students look for people, places and things, watch and learn with videos and animations, and have fun with games and activities.

  • Britannica Middle – Encyclopedia Britannica for middle school students. Helps students find fast answers and get homework help, explore videos and articles on famous people and places as well as discover maps, and photos for school projects.

  • Britannica Primaria – Geared towards elementary school students, the leading resource for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

  • General OneFile – A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

  • Infotrac Newsstand (Gale) – Full-text newspaper database has several NY newspapers, including the NY Times from 1985-Present, as well as over fifty national and international newspapers. Click here for a title list. (Full-text)

  • Kids InfoBits – Designed especially for students in kindergarten through grade five, complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface, premier reference content and the best magazines for elementary students.

  • NYS Newspapers – Collection of ten major newspapers published in New York State, searchable by section, keyword or relevance. (Full-text)

  • Research In Context – Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.


In the world of libraries, few things capture the heart as thoroughly as a children's book.  Reading opens doors to other places and times, worlds and creatures.  It helps us understand the here and now, putting words to emotions we feel and to experiences we share.

Early Literacy

What is Early Literacy? Click here to learn more!

Book Lists

Below are lists of  great children’s books to get you started.  Whether reading them for the first time or rediscovering favorites, these books are certain to become as cherished as an old friend. Read them for your own pleasure, or share them with someone you love.  And remember, imagination has no limits!