June 26, 2007

It’s not too late to sign up for our annual Summer Reading program! Designed to make reading activities exciting and appealing, Summer Reading welcomes kids and teens to participate in a variety of free programs that encourage reading throughout the summer. Kids and teens can sign up to receive free gifts, participate in online reading activities and more.

The following programs are free and open to the public.


Babies & Books

Enjoy books, songs and rhymes with babies, birth to 18 months.

Mondays, 10:15 AM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Mondays, 11 AM
Williamsburgh Library, 240 Division Avenue, 718.302.3485

Tuesdays, 10 AM
Arlington Library, 203 Arlington Avenue, 718.277.6105

Wednesdays, 1 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Fridays, 10 AM
Park Slope Library, 6th Avenue, 718.832.1853

Toddler Time
Engage in interactive play and enjoy stories with toddlers, 18 to 36 months.

Mondays, 2 PM
Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street, 718.437.4085

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM
Clinton Hill Library, 380 Washington Avenue, 718.398.8713

Fridays, 11 AM
Park Slope Library, 6th Avenue, 718.832.1853

Fridays, 4 PM
Walt Whitman Library, 93 Saint Edwards Street, 718.935.0244


Treasure Book Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt in the library and discover great books!
Mondays, 11 AM
Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street, 718.935.0203


The 25-foot long Kidsmobile is a fully accessible children’s library on wheels. A mobile champion of learning, the Kidsmobile will overcome any obstacle to bring the library’s great resources to every child in Brooklyn. To reach Kidsmobile headquarters, call 718.253.4948 or email

Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunset Park, 44th Street and Sixth Avenue

Wednesdays, 10 AM - 11 AM
Monsignor McGolrick Park, Driggs Avenue and North Henry Street

Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Underwood Park, Lafayette and Washington Avenues

Thursdays, 10 AM - 11 AM
Paerdegat Park, Albany Avenue and Farragut Road

Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Seth Low Playground, West 12th Street and Avenue P

Thursdays, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Burnett Street

Spy School

Solve riddles, eavesdrop on conversations, take fingerprints, introduce yourself in five languages and much more!
Tuesdays, 2 PM
Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East Fifth Street, 718.686.9707

Get a Clue!

Follow the clues and solve a mystery.
Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Clue Club

Solve puzzles, riddles and secret codes.
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
McKinley Park Library, 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, 718.748.8001

Songs With Big Jeff

It doesn't matter if you're big, medium or small, Big Jeff's folksy music fits everyone just right.
Monday, Aug 6, 2 PM
Central Library, Youth Wing, Grand Army Plaza, 718.230.2100

Javaka Steptoe

Meet the well-known illustrator of In Daddy's Arms, I'm Tall, and Hot Day on Abbot Avenue.
Monday, Aug 13, 10:30 AM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721


Enjoy an energetic and interactive magical experience.
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2 PM
Highlawn Library, 1664 West 13th Street, 718.234.7208

The Magic of Amore

Learn the secrets of magic tricks and wizardry!
Thursday, Aug 23, 3 PM
Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 East 14th Street, 718.368.1815

Get a Clue!

Inspector Jim has a mystery on his hands.
Thursday, Aug 23, 4 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311


Teen Time

Hang out and enjoy books, games and music.

Mondays, 4 PM
Cypress Hills Library, 1197 Sutter Avenue, 718.277.6004

Mondays & Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Brownsville Library, 61 Glenmore Avenue, 718.498.9721

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 4 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311

Poetry & Lyrics Workshop

Learn poetry and lyric writing techniques.
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
New Lots Library, 665 New Lots Avenue, 718.649.0311


Create do-it-yourself art, clothing, painting, jewelry and more.
Wednesdays, 4 PM
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Avenue, 718.265.3220

Ridge Girls Writing Workshop for Tweens

Enjoy creative writing with neighborhood friends.
Thursdays, 4 PM
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Boulevard, 718.748.5709

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