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 story time, craft program or socializing with others in our sunroom.
Please come by soon, we look forward to your visit!
UPCOMING CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
All of our children’s programs are made possible by the generous funding of
By donating to the Friends, you can help fund our amazing programs and even be a part of starting brand new programs!
Tuesday, September 5 – Friday, December 22 | ongoing
Playroom and Homework Hours begin September 5th and continue during school year.
Friday, September 15 – Friday, October 27 | 11:00 am
Fridays at 11 am 9/15-10/27 weather permitting
Friday, September 29 | 11:00 am
Cancelled due to RAIN STORM Fridays at 11 am 9/15-10/27 weather permitting
Saturday, September 30 | 1:00 pm
Must be member of team to participate. T-shirt, Supplies & Snacks Provided
Sunday, October 1 | ongoing
Stop by the Bronxville Library & help celebrate 125 years of Bronxville. Storytime on the Library Lawn with Miss Raquelle at 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM Bubble play fun with Miss Ellen & Mr. Riley Stroll our Outdoor Story Walk (weather permitting) Get your child’s Bronxville Passport stamped at the…
Monday, October 2 | 10:30 am – 11:00 am
LAPSIT: Pre-Walkers Baby Circle time Call to register for series of 4 sessions. Caregiver participation is required. 914-337-7680 ext. 834
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!
Children’s Museum of Manhattan – activities!
Junior Library Guild – free reading resources
TumbleBooks – access TumbleBooks here
Kanopy Kids: movies for geared younger audiences
MANGO LANGUAGES – language-learning experiences.
(Register or log in using the link above)
TeenBookCloud.com – grades 7-12 ebook database
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 their parents / adults, 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 – adults interacting with them using books. These experiences also serve to associate books with affection, attention, and approval.
Our early literacy programs are specifically designed for your child’s age & development
Babytime: a Pre-walkers lapsit program for ages6-16 months (caregiver participation required)
CIRCLEtime: New Walkers story & song program for ages 12-24 months (cargiver participtaion required)
Drop-in Storytimes for suitable for all ages, Prek-Grade 2
Monthly Take-n-Create 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.