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!

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.

Programs

Every week we host a range of events for children, from babies to grade schoolkids. Please click on the links below to learn more and see what’s next on the calendar.

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!

Login: bronxville
Password: public library

Battle of the Books!

Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth in grades 4-10.  Look for details about participating in Spring 2018.
Congratulations to the Bronxville Bosses, winners of the 4th Annual Westchester Battle of the Books!!

Listen, Read, & Watch

ABCmouse.com 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.

Research

  • 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.

Reading

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!