Not only is this library one of the city’s most beautiful, it’s also Manhattan’s first LEED-certified branch. Nearly every architectural feature is made from some type of recyclable material. The spacious children’s room is both ultramodern yet classic and comfortable: It features elegant orange-red chairs and round tables while the storytime rug and orange bean bags give the room a casual vibe. Our favorite element, however, is the sloping, padded reading nook under the glass-enclosed stone staircase that invites kids to ditch the notion that reading must be done in an upright position.
When you venture to the best kids' library branches in NYC, your pint-sized bibliophiles are bound to get lost in the stacks.
Options abound for curious little ones, whether they're searching for kids' books about NYC or hoping to get involved in the library's coolest free classes for kids. Make a pitstop at each venue's children's room, sit in for a fun storytime and don't forget to go home with a bestseller or two! (Our favorite children's books are sure to inspire a swipe of your library card.)
Great libraries for kids are waiting for your family's arrival! Find your nearest location, grab a tote and prepare for an afternoon fit for a wordsmith.