Back to School with NYPL

The New York Public Library supports kids of all ages, educators, parents and caregivers with an array of programs and resources, both in person and online. Discover what is happening for kids and teens as New Yorkers return to school this fall—plus books, free homework help, learning tools, and fun, engaging activities to help you develop all your skills.

Below are just some of the support practices in place:-

NYPL After School: Activities & Resources
NYPL After School is a free drop-in program for kids aged 6–12 that takes place after regular school hours on Mondays through Thursdays. Join us at a participating branch for homework help from one of our tutors or Teen Reading Ambassadors, reading recommendations, fun writing, STEAM, and enrichment activities—and even snacks! Starts Monday, September 27.

STEAM for Kids & Teens
Get ready to create, explore the natural world, and express yourself while developing your STEAM skills! From origami to coding games, discover the wide range of STEAM videos and activities the Library has to offer kids and teens. Plus, starting Monday, September 20: Build, code, and stargaze with NYPL’s amazing STEAM Discovery Kits! Available to borrow from 30 branches across the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

Teen Reading Ambassadors
NYPL’s Teen Reading Ambassadors program offers internships to teens to help develop job readiness and leadership skills. Discover the work of NYPL’s Teen Reading Ambassadors—including Portal, our new magazine for kids!—and find out how you can get involved.

Storytime at NYPL
Storytime with our children’s librarians is a beloved NYPL tradition that helps bring the joy of books to our youngest readers. Find storytimes at your nearest NYPL location, explore hundreds of storytimes online, and discover everything the Library has to offer our youngest readers.

Resources for Parents & Caregivers
Discover what the Library can do to help your child, whatever their age.


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