Family Hour Events
Thursday, May 23
Big Bad Wolf? Or three scaredy-cat pigs?! Join us for storytime to find out the REAL story!
Thursday, May 30
Come see what two of the most happenin' hippos in all of storytime are up to! Join us for storytime!
Thursday, June 6
Consider this our first "Choose-Your-Own-Adventure" read-aloud, and a lesson in basic safety. Join us for storytime!
Thursday, June 13
We're going to need your help in lifting these beautifully illustrated flaps to reveal the answers to some fun questions! Join us for storytime!
Thursday, June 20
This week we’re going to stick with what every New Yorker has come to accept as an inevitability of life in the city-pigeon poop! Join us for storytime!
Thursday, June 27
It's our pleasure to share this story with you in celebration and recognition of Gay Pride! Join us in sharing a story of love and family!
Browse through hundreds of timeless Children’s classics—from Aesop's Fables to Anne of Green Gables, this wide selection of beloved stories is sure to delight children of all ages.
Whether you prefer adventure, horror, mystery, or sports, this section provides contemporary young adult fiction perfect for young teens, adults, and everyone in between!
Explore an array of critically-acclaimed books that have won prestigious awards like the Newbery or Caldecott Medal.
Visit the inviting, imaginative worlds created in any of these fun and colorful picture books aimed towards entertaining the youngest of readers.
Including classic selections from the likes of Robert Frost, Shel Silverstein, and Robert Louis Stevenson (himself the renowned compiler of A Children's Garden of Verses), Celestine Frost's Great Poems for Grand Children is a collection not just for children, but for adults as well.
Frost divides the book under themed headings - 'Nursery Rhymes, Tongue Twisters & Nonsense Verses', 'My Home', 'Friends & School', and 'True Love', to name only a few - making for easy-access navigation to poetry dealing with issues as far ranging as the scope which makes this anthology so impressive. For readers seeking a first introduction to poetry, Frost includes classics by Dylan Thomas, William Butler Yeats, Walt Whitman, and Shakespeare - along with a range of song lyrics from traditional Chippewa songs to folk songs from South Africa. And for those who long to revisit old favorites from their own childhoods, Silverstein and Langston Hughes do not disappoint. Those already somewhat adept will find Jack Kerouac, Czeslaw Milosz, and other more contemporary poets provide a new and vibrant tone to the classic children's poetry book and remind us that poetry is not just fancy language or pretty rhymes, but real and present in our own Twenty-first Century world. Brian Cronin's illustrations, though few and far between, engage well with the poems with which they are matched; and while one may wish more had been included, one cannot complain of them getting in the way. Read more...
Picked by Matthew S.