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Kids’ library guide for New York City families

Want to inspire your little bibliophile at a kids' library? It's easy at these destination children's rooms, which offer more than just books and storytimes.

Photograph: Frank Collerius/The New York Public Library
Jefferson Market Library

With tons of outposts in every borough, there's sure to be a kids' library for every little bookworm's taste. Click through our kids' library guide to read how gratis programs, interactive elements and beautifully designed interiors set these branches apart from the rest.

Children's Library Discovery Center
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Children's Library Discovery Center

Most interactive

High Bridge Library
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High Bridge Library

Most extreme makeover

Mulberry Street Library
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Mulberry Street Library

Best place to read to a dog

Children's Center at 42nd Street
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Children's Center at 42nd Street

Best place to commune with Tigger and Pooh

Brooklyn's Central Library
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Brooklyn's Central Library

Best after-school hangout

Chatham Square Library
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Chatham Square Library

Best collection of Chinese children's books

Webster Library
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Webster Library

Most historic kid-lit ties

Battery Park City Library
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Battery Park City Library

Best reading nook

St. George Library Center
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St. George Library Center

Most snazzy seating

Jefferson Market Library
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Jefferson Market Library

Most fairy-tale-inspired surroundings

Belmont Library
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Belmont Library

Most vibrant programming

Kingsbridge Library
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Kingsbridge Library

Wished-for longest

St. Agnes Library
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St. Agnes Library

Most sold-out tot programs

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