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.

Upcoming programs

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/

 

**Annual Zombie Night– Zombie night is back! The library has been taken over by Zombie librarians and you must do your best to survive. Grab your team and find all the supplies you can in order to get the most points and WIN! Ages 10 & up Registration required!  Limited Space: 20

Author Visit & craft: “The Fruit Circus” by Kristin Arden : Join local author Kristin Arden for an author visit, listen to her book “The Fruit Circus” and make a fun craft!

** Book reading & signing with Author Rhoda Knight Kalt–  For more information and registration please visit: http://bronxvillehistoricalconservancy.org/events/book-reading-with-rhoda-knight-kalt/

Crafting Tots: Our little ones can have fun crafting, too! Join us for a fun baby craft specifically
designed for Walkers 13 months to 24 months. 
FULL adult participation required

Dawny Dew:
A fun sing-along filled with music & puppets.  All ages.
Family Films:  On hiatus until further notice.


Fire safety story time: It’s Fire Safety Month! Listen to a story read by Fireman Bill & learn some great tips for staying safe. Ages 3 & up.

Graham Clarke Music show: Graham Clarke is back! This time, he’s here every other Wednesday for our Tot music class! Grab your dancing shoes and come join the fun. For walkers, ages 13 months and up.

Preschool Crafts and Storycrafts: Themed craft projects or themed story time and crafts for children ages 3 & up.

**Lil’ Atoms Science Club: Why should the big kids have all the scientific fun? Each month we’ll be having a science club geared for our “Lil’ Atoms” ages  3 years old to 5 years old. FULL adult participation required

Little Crafters: Our little ones can have fun crafting, too! Join us for a fun baby craft specially designed for pre-walkers birth to 12 months.  FULL adult participation required.

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: That’s right, we’re starting a science club, a MAD scientists club. Join us each month for fun filled science experiments. For ages 6 years old to 8 years old.

*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.

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: It’s back! We’re starting a whole new year of Tween cooking club. We’ll be making some sweet treats, prep some snacks and possibly make some great dinner  ideas. For ages 9 & up

**Tween/Teen Halloween Craft: Make a Halloween themed craft that will be ghoulishly amazing! Ages  9 & up

 

Continuous Programs

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!

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.

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

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!