Take Your Child to the Library Day

Going to the library is a rite of passage for many young people. Do you remember eagerly receiving your first library card, gripping a pen in hand and signing your name in a squiggly scrawl? It's an exciting achievement to be able to sign your own name and gain access to everything the library has to offer. 

Applying for a library card is easy, and if you have a young person in your life who doesn’t yet have a library card of their own, bring them to the library this Saturday, February 3rd, to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day.

Reading is a critical part of a child’s development. They learn how to recognize sounds and letters while broadening their vocabulary. Reading together with children also supports their emotional development as they engage with stories and learn how to navigate the world.

At the Yonkers Public Library, we aim to do what so many libraries do - broaden your reading horizons, support our patrons through services and programming, and help provide children with the building blocks of their development and education.

You can check out all of the resources and services for children on our website, like 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or any of our children’s programs going on at all three branches! 

Check out these programs going on this weekend at YPL:

Saturday, February 3, 2024:

Crestwood Saturday Storytime - 10:30 AM, Crestwood Branch 

Paint & Juice for Kids: Black History Month - 2:00 PM, Riverfront Branch

Tween Anime Afternoon: Spirited Away - 2:30 PM, Riverfront Branch


All Day, All Month Long:

Black History Month Activity Station - Will Branch

Black History Month Coloring Station - Riverfront Branch

Alison Robles is a Part-Time Junior Clerk at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, historical fiction and fantasy. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations. She is pursuing an MS in Information and Library Science from the University at Buffalo.

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