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.
Did you know?
ALL of our children’s programs are made possible by the generous funding of the Friends of the Bronxville Public library. By donating to the Friends, you can help fund our amazing programs and even be a part of starting brand new programs!
Donate today: https://fobpl.org/pleasedonate/
Some ongoing programs include:
Dawny Dew: A fun sing-along filled with music & puppets. All ages.
Family Films: A selection of family films shown on the big screen. Please observe ratings and use your discretion when determining appropriateness for your child.
Learning Life Through Music with Frank!: Dance & sing while learning important life skills & ideas such as manners, respecting others, sharing & loving yourself—all taught through original music that kids & parents love! All ages.
Littles Playdate: A fun free play for Pre-walkers using the Library’s tunnels, scarves,
instruments, & more! Open to pre-walkers, birth to 12 months.
**Mad Scientists Club: Join us each month for fun filled science experiments. Now for ages 3 years old to 8 years old.
**Mommy & Baby Yoga— Enjoy a special time with the baby in your life while practicing yoga. This class will integrate baby massage, stretching, strength building and mindfulness meditation for the adults. Babies will be incorporated into poses while adults enjoy gaining the benefits of yoga. Registration is required for each separate class.
*Musical Munchkins Pre-walkers: Your baby’s musical experience will include developmentally appropriate experiences with rhythmic and melodic sounds, joyful singing, and a variety of instruments. Pre-walkers only, up to 12 months. This is now first come, first serve. Once capacity is reached, the class will close.
Preschool Storycrafts & Crafts, Thursdays: Themed stories followed by a craft project or a themed craft project for children ages 3 and up.
Tots Playdate: A fun free play for walkers using the Library’s tunnels, scarves, instruments, & more! Open to Walkers, 13 months to 24 months.
**Tween/Teen Cooking Club: Don’t miss cooking club, different recipes each month! For ages 9 & up
Every week we host a range of events for children, from babies to teens.
*Note: Monday early literacy programs are 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 Music 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
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.
Check here for lists of songs & rhymes used in our baby storytime programs!
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!
Password: public library
Fun, Educational, and Safe websites for Kids:
Media Literacy Resources
Tools to identify fake news:
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.
Hoopla: Movies, 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 offered. Please 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.
What is Early Literacy?
Click here to learn more!
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!