Blog posts by Allison

BKLYN Kids Presents: Summer Reading 2022!


On Saturday, June 4th we kicked off Summer Reading at Brooklyn Public Library! This year is extra special because it's also BPL's 125th birthday, and You're Invited!  This summer, we encourage you to read whatever you like. Drop by your local branch to pick up a booklist of suggested titles, or check out our booklists of 125 titles we love for recommendations in both English and Spanish. We have these materials in print format, plus most of them are available as e-books or audiobooks too!   Plus we have tons of fun in-person and virtual programs available…

BKLYN Kids Presents: National Library Week 2022


This week we celebrate National Library Week! National Library Week runs from April 3-9 this year, and it's a special time when we recognize libraries, library workers, and all they do for us and our communities every day.  The theme for this year's National Library Week is "Connect With Your Library," which promotes libraries as places where people can connect.  What are some of the ways libraries can help us connect?  When we consider what connecting means in this digital age, we might think of internet access. Libraries help us connect by providing access to…

BKLYN Kids Presents: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger


Tuesday February 1st is the first day of the Lunar New Year. It is considered one of the most important and festive holidays in East Asia, and is celebrated by a number of countries, the largest of which is China. The Chinese zodiac calendar consists of 12 different animals, with each year cycling through a different animal. This upcoming New Year will be the Year of the Tiger. Festivities begin on January 31st, the Eve of the new year, kicking off a 15-day long celebration filled with fireworks and dances.    In celebration of the Lunar New Year, we invite…