Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Activities at The New York Public Library

Step outside here in New York City and you’ll know pretty quickly that spring is decidedly not in the air. Step into a branch of the New York Public Library, however, and you’ll get a different message. Spring programs are in full swing at the library, and there are so many fun, free options you won’t even miss the sun! Well, maybe just a little…

Here is a very small sampling of some of the great activities and performances that will be touring different boroughs and branches this spring:

  • The Hobbit (ages 4 and up) – The Traveling Lantern Theater Company performs this classic, adventurous tale, where kids can meet a wizard, elves, dwarves, and a dragon!
  • An Erik Woods Workshop: Animals (ages 4 and up) – Young library patrons can create 3-D sculptures of animals using recycled computer parts and other materials in this fun program.
  • Stories That Move and Sing (ages 4 and up) – Help Julia Morris sing and dance her way through classic children’s tales.
  • Baby (birth to 18 months), Toddler (18 months to three years), and Preschool (3 to 5 years) Story Time – Give your kids an early start by bringing them to the library to listen to stories that are engaging, enjoyable, and developmentally appropriate.

Remember that the Children’s Center at 42nd Street always has something exciting in store. Right now, kids can view the real stuffed bear that inspired A.A. Milne to write Winnie-the-Pooh!

Don’t miss other great opportunities like science labs, chess clubs, film screenings, and Homework Zone which happen regularly at a library near you!

For more dates and more information about the programs above, visit the library’s homepage (www.nypl.org) and search for events by name (be sure to search “NYPL.org”, not the catalog). You can also try the page for your local branch or the library’s searchable calendar or visit the Resources for Children page.

Photo: CC by ktylerconk/Flickr

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