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Children's Literature @ NYPL

News and highlights from the world of children's literature.

KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE

KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE events at The New York Public Library feature thought-provoking conversations and spectacular performances with your favorite authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and more.

Get a Library Card for your Child

Applications for children ages 11 and under must be completed in person, and require the signature of a parent or guardian.

The Adventures of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh

Since 1987, the real Pooh and four of his best friends--Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Tigger--have been living at The New York Public Library, and open to the public at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street.

Follow Us On Twitter

NYPL Librarians and Staff tweet daily on children's events, resources and much more at The New York Public Library and beyond.

Subscribe to NYPL Roar Family Programs

You'll get weekly updates, latest programs for kids, sneak previews, special announcements, and much much more!

Fingerplays, Rhymes and Songs

Musical and chanting activities for young children and parents, from the "Tell Me a Story" wiki at Kings County Library System.

Six Early Literacy Skills

Six simple ways to understand the value of literacy for pre-readers, from the Multnomah County Library.

Trains! Trains! Trains!

For the discerning toddler desperate for train books of every shape and color, here are some of the best choo-choos on the market today. Enjoy them in a storytime or just one-on-one.

Dinosaurs Galore

They're voracious, they're scary, they're amazing! Kids and dinosaurs will never be parted. Here are some particularly delightful dino tales for your littlest T-Rexes. For reading together or sometimes in a group.

Strong Princesses!

What's better than a pretty pretty princess? A princess with brains and a bit of humor to boot! For those kids obsessed with flipperies and finery, here are some princesses worth knowing about.

National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Tips and tools for early literacy.