Yonkers Public Library (YPL) is open all Sundays (12-5 pm).

Celebrating Bat Week

Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature.

As we kick off Bat Week 2021, let’s get back to basics and share some background information about bats: they’re mammals, they’re in danger, they’re important to many different ecosystems, and they’re a diverse group.

Click here for a PDF to read about the truths and myths of bats. For more information about bats visit batslive.pwnet.org

Fun events online and in person:
Join us on Monday, October 25 at 3 PM outside Crestwood Library for Chalk it Up, where we will draw some bats together!
On Tuesday, October 26 at 4 PM, teens are invited to a special Bat Week Edition of Teen Tuesday via ZOOM. For more information, click here.
On Thursday, October 28 at 4 PM in the Crestwood Courtyard, join Cooper the Therapy Dog to hear some Fun Facts about Bats and listen to a couple of stories about Bats. For more information, click here.
Sign up to participate in our special evening Juice & Paint Bat Week Edition with Local Crestwood Artist Jenny Kenny at 7 PM. Space is limited and you will need to pick up a kit from Crestwood LIbrary.  To register in advance, click here.
On Saturday October 30th, at 11 AM outside the Crestwood Library, join Miss Gina for a special Edition of Music & Movement featuring Cats, Bats & More!
On Sunday October 31st, join us for a special trio of events:
3 PM – Bake the World a Better Place: Trick or No Bake Treats!

Happy Halloween! Join us to create Dracula Teeth, Witches Hats, & Spider Oreos in this delicious Halloween “no bake” delight. You can also take a grab-and-go Bat pudding cup to make at home. Presented by Z and Liz Caruso. For more information, contact Z at z@ypl.org or Liz at ecaruso@ypl.org.
4 PMWickity Stitch and Tibbets Halloween Read Aloud with local author Elle L. Stone.
4:30 PMTrick or Treat and Friends of Crestwood Library Literary Halloween Costume Contest . Photos will be taken. See contest rules and how to enter: Literary Halloween Costume Contest (1)
We invite you to join us for a special Story Yoga session with Mandy: Stellaluna in honor of Bat Week!  https://youtu.be/91PU_20Uxxs
For more information about Bat Week, visit: https://www.batweek.org/
Bat resources available through the Yonkers Public Library and Westchester Library System: