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8 New York Public Library Summer Programs For Kids &Teens

July 19, 2011 6:40 AM

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A fitness trainer demonstrates exercising with the Wii Fit (Credit: AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand)

A fitness trainer demonstrates exercising with the Wii Fit (Credit: AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand)

School’s out, but that’s no reason to avoid the library. The New York Public Library is offering lots of programming for kids and teens this summer in Manhattan. Grab a book, watch a film, or talk to your favorite author. No book report required! By Kelly Williams

Summer Reading Aloud

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The main branch of the library on 42nd Street and Fifth Ave. (Credit: AP Photo/New York Public Library, Jonathan Blanc)

Yorkville Library (and other locations)
222 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021
212-744-5824
nypl.org/locations/yorkville
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Join a librarian as they share their favorite picture books. Children get a chance to interact with books and start their journey into reading. For ages 3 to 6 years old. Mondays at 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

Tuesday Tales

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WNBA President Val Ackerman reads to children during a "Read to Achieve" event at Fort Washington Library. (Credit: Noren Trotman/WNBAE/Getty Images )

Fort Washington Library
535 West 179th Street, New York, NY 10033
212-927-3533
nypl.org/locations/tid/25/about
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Come out for a storytelling program including stories from around the world. For ages 5 to 11 years old. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. throughout the summer.

Wii Games

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Kip’s Bay Library
446 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016
212-683-2520
nypl.org/locations/kips-bay
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Get fit and have fun doing it! Come out and play Nintendo Wii games of all types and all skill levels at the Library for ages 4 to 12 years old. Mondays at 4 p.m. throughout the summer.

Teen Summer Library Club

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Kip’s Bay Library
446 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016
212-683-2520
nypl.org/locations/kips-bay
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Join other teens who love reading, bring your friends, or just hang out in the library community room. The summer library club enables teens to read a book or two while trying out other activities the library has to offer such as games and movies. Fridays at 3:30 p.m. throughout the summer. The program will culminate August 26, 2011 with a reading celebration at 3:30 p.m. For ages 13 to 18 years old.

Toddler Time

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Morningside Heights
2900 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
212-864-2530
nypl.org/locations/morningside-heights

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old can enjoy interactive stories, action songs and fingerplays while spending time with other toddlers from the neighborhood. The program is limited to 20 children and their caregivers so arrive early. You can pick up your ticket on the day of the program at the information desk. Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. throughout the summer.

Becoming Storytellers

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Julianne Moore Hosts "Make it Matter Day" In Support Of Literacy & Education (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Hamilton Fish Park Library
415 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
212-673-2290
nypl.org/locations/hamilton-fish-park
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In this workshop kids and teens learn how to tell a story. Throughout the summer students learn how to pick a story, how to tell it and practice communicating their story to the group. At the end of the summer students have a chance to showcase their new skills by videoing & sharing their stories. For ages 8 to 18 years old. Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Summer Garden Cooking Club

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Seward Park Library
192 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002
212-673-4528
nypl.org/locations/seward-park
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Teens can come out and cook the vegetables and food teens of the library grew all spring. The garden club provides a chance for teens to learn cooking and gardening tips from the Seward Park Library container garden. For teens ages 12 to 18 years old.

KidsLIVE & TeenLIVE

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Seward Park Library
192 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002
212-673-4528
nypl.org/locations/seward-park
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Don’t forget to look out for KidsLIVE and TeenLIVE events. This series features conversations, debates and performances from various authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians, fashionistas, and more.

Other Locations

There are plenty of other programs and events happening at the Brooklyn and Staten Island NYPL locations, as well. For more information, click here.

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