Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories

Through the Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories and Take-A-Book Series, librarians read aloud to children and lead singing, rhyming, and playing activities related to the themes and images of the book. At the end of each session, every child is given a free copy of one of Mr. Keats' books to keep. The program occurs every month at Central Library and four times a year at Arlington Neighborhood Branch.

Check out Ezra Jack Keats' books at the Brooklyn Public Library, as well as bedtime stories from the program. 


These programs are made possible with generous support from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Ezra Jack Keats Programs at Central Library

The Ezra Jack Keats Bedtime Stories programs at the Central Library will take place at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015
  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015

Check back in June 2015 for future Keats programs at the Central Library!

Take a look at these videos made by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation that include footage of some favorite Keats titles being read aloud at the Central Library!

Pet Show


You can find fun Pet Show related activites at the Ezra Jack Keats web site.

Jennie's Hat