Welcome to the Children’s Library!
Located on the second floor of the Bronxville Public Library, we offer programs & activities designed for tots-to-teens.
Our library is not just a place that houses books, it is a place where children learn to explore and imagine a world beyond their own. The value of our children’s library extends way beyond the books, dvds, magazines & other activities we offer. It is public community space where children of all ages can interact whether it be at a storytime, craft program or socializing with others in our sunroom.
Please come by soon, we look forward to your visit!
2023 Shared Sunroom School Days Schedule
MONDAY – THURSDAY
Toddler Play until 3:00 PM
Homework Area Only 3:00-5:00 PM
UPCOMING CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
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!
Friday, March 3 – Friday, March 31 | 11:00 am
Drop-in Storytime Fridays in March at 11:00 AM All Ages / Yeager room
Smithsonian: Picturing Women Inventors
Monday, March 6 – Friday, March 31 | ongoing
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Visit our Non-fiction Section in the Teen Library to see our Smithsonian: Picturing Women Inventors Poster Display Want to discover more? Click Here!
CELEBRATE Women's History Month with Inspiring Audio Stories
Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 31 | ongoing
250+ stories on your favorite platform By the same folks that brought us the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books, now you can listen to the stories through an app! Stories of women and girls from long ago or from right now, from artists and activists, to scientists and…
Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31 | 11:00 am
Drop-in Storytime Fridays at 11:00 AM All Ages
Friday Afternoon Movies
Friday, March 24 | 3:15 pm
THE LORAX A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. 2012 / Runtime 1h…
Monday, March 27 | 10:30 am
This program is designed for PRE-Walkers and Babies aged 6 – 15 months. Caregiver participation is required. Meets at 10:30 am in the Yeager Room on the lower level REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CALL 914-337-7680 EXT. 834
Websites to check out for e-books, book recommendations, activities, information & more!
OLDER KIDS & TWEENS/TEENS (VISIT THE TEEN PAGE FOR MORE RECOMMENDED RESOURCES/SITES)
Westchester Library System, Listen Read & Watch
Tutor.com: homework help from 9:00am to 10:00pm
Livescience.com – activities , COVID info and more
Kidshealth.org – for all health questions!
BRITANNICA ELEMENTARY – Encyclopedia Britannica for elementary school students.
BRITANNICA PRIMARIA – Encyclopedia in Spanish for elementary school students.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan – activities!
Junior Library Guild – free reading resources
TumbleBooks – access TumbleBooks here
Kanopy Kids: movies for geared younger audiences
KIDS INFOBITS – Grades K-5 reference content & magazines
MANGO LANGUAGES – language-learning experiences.
(Register or log in using the link above)
TeenBookCloud.com – grades 7-12 ebook database
Fun, educational and safe websites for kids
Highlights for Kids
Nat Geo Kids
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!
What is Early Literacy?
Early literacy does not mean early reading instruction or teaching babies to read; it is the natural development of skills through the enjoyment of books, the importance of positive interactions between babies and parents, and the critical role of literacy-rich experiences.
Literacy development begins at birth and is closely linked to a baby’s earliest experiences with books and stories. Babies learn language through social literacy experiences – parents interacting with them using books. These experiences also serve to associate books with parental affection, attention, and approval.
Our early literacy programs are specifically designed for your child’s age & development
Babytime: a Pre-walkers lapsit program for ages 6 -16 months (caregiver participation required)
Todddlertime: Walkers story & song program for ages 1-2 years (cargiver participtaion required)
Drop-in Storytimes for suitable for all ages, Prek-Grade 2
Summer Reading Early Literacy Activity Sheets for you to enjoy with your child and our Library LEARN-n-PLAY Summer program
Monthly Take-n-Make Activity Bags for your child to create with their adults
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.