Love is in the air for many in February. While romantic love may get the most attention, other types of love are just as important: platonic love, familial love, and library love.
February is National Library Lovers Month and it’s the perfect time to celebrate all things literary! From jam-packed shelves to fun-filled programs, here are a few ways you can show your love for YPL this month.
Are you someone who likes keeping up with the latest trends? Check out some of these amazing books that are topping the New York Times bestseller list. Don’t forget to ask a librarian about what new books are on the shelves and what they recommend.
Check out some of these books with libraries at the center, great for adults and for young readers!
Looking to spend more time at the library? Be sure to check out our event calendar to find out about all of our upcoming programs. Whether you want to join us in-person or if you prefer a virtual get together, there’s plenty to do at YPL! Here are a few highlights for programs coming up in February:
- All Month Long – The Black Iconic Art Exhibition in the Riverfront Art Gallery
- Tuesdays, 11:00-11:45 AM – Storytime with Mr. Ralph
- Fridays, 12:00-2:30 PM – Fun Fridays with Imagination Playground
- February 17, 6:30-8:30 PM – If a Poem Could Live and Breathe: An Evening with Mary Calvi – Reserve a seat and a copy of the book here.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 AM – Storytime @ Will
- February 16, 3:00-4:00 PM – Mystery/Thriller Book Club
- February 22, 2:30-3:30 PM – Rather be Reading Book Club – This is a hybrid program that is hosted both in-person and via Zoom.
- Wednesdays, 9:30-10:00 AM – Music & Merriment with Ms. Judy
- Saturdays, 10:30-11:00 – Crestwood Saturday Storytime
- February 3, 5:30-8:30 PM – YA Book Buzz: A Book Club For Adults Who Read Young Adult Books – Registration is required.
- February 21, 7:00-7:30 PM – Staycation Pajama Storytime
- February 8, 7:00-8:00 PM – Presidential Portraits: Biography Through Art with Professor Val Franco
- February 15, 6:00-7:00 PM – History vs. Hollywood: Hacksaw Ridge – Registration is required.
- February 28, 4:00-5:00 PM – Author Talk with Sadeqa Johnson – Registration is required.
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.