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 three times a year at Arlington Library.

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.

  • November 19, 2015
  • December 17, 2015
  • January 21, 2016
  • February 18, 2016
  • March 17, 2016

Check back in March for our spring 2016 programs!

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