It’s the 50th anniversary of Whistle For Willie by Ezra Jack Keats, and to celebrate, Park Slope Library is hosting a special story time on Friday, March 7, complete with an arts and crafts activity, special guests, and a whistling performance (you don’t hear that one every day). The fun begins at 4pm, and admission
January 27 through February 1 is Take Your Child to the Library Week, and our local branch is celebrating by hosting Family Game Day on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Geared toward grade school and tween kiddos, the afternoon will feature CandyLand, Chess, Checkers, Uno, Apples to Apples, and more. While you’re there, be sure
The Brooklyn Public Library has decided to take a harder stance on what can and cannot be viewed from the computers at their branch locations with Websense, which a representative for the organization calls “a more sophisticated internet filter.” “This software,” says the BPL, “which is used by other public libraries and allows for compliance with the Children’s Internet
Love our neighborhood library branch? You can help it win $5,000 by participating in a Read! Build! Play! Project Library Giveaway from LEGO DUPLO. The Read! Build! Play! Project is intended to engage kids through both recreational activity and literacy efforts, and their current giveaway can benefit the literary hub that keeps your child wanting to turn the page.
Have a bunch of old books that are collecting dust in the apartment? Donate them to the Friends of Park Slope Library Book Sale. Books can be dropped off at the Park Slope Library (6th Avenue, between 8th and 9th Streets) September 7, 14, and 21, between the hours of 10am and 5pm. The sale
Public schools across the city are closed for Anniversary Day on Thursday, June 6, but Brooklyn Public Library will be bursting at the seams with fun activities to celebrate the official kickoff of Summer Reading. Here’s what you can look forward to at our Park Slope branch (431 6th Avenue at 9th Street): 2-2:30: Arts
In an effort to brighten your gray and rainy afternoon, we proudly present a group of adorable kids who joined hands around the Park Slope Library recently “to give the library a big hug and show how much they love it!” Yes, we’re pretty sure we heard your collective awwwwww from across the neighborhood. Photo
NYC is fortunate have over 200 libraries, but it’s no secret that money is tight for these beloved branches. To help combat their struggles, the first annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards is giving five neighborhood libraries $10,000, so it’s time to tell the world (or at least the Charles H. Revson Foundation) why our 6th
Even as an adult, there is nothing quite like the magic of watching the characters in your favorite stories come to life. My son is a HUGE fan of the Mo Willems classic, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and it just so happens that our neighborhood is the epicenter of Knuffle Bunny’s world. In honor of
The Brooklyn Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with a teen writing contest. First, second, and third place prizes will be handed out to kids between the ages of 12 and 18 in two separate categories: 1. Poetry 2. Prose and Longer Works (short stories, reviews, news stories, rants, raves, everything else!) No more
The Park Slope Library is one of several Brooklyn Public Library branches that are closed this Friday, March 29 for Good Friday. All branches will be closed on Sunday for Easter. If you’re looking for a place to borrow books, hang out with the kids, or play a little chess on Friday, some branches will be open from 10am-6pm. The Central
Spring is upon is (just pretend the snow isn’t out there), so it’s time to start thinking about the fabulous outdoor activities that are on the horizon. Dust off your bicycle and show the Brooklyn Public Library a little love by registering for May’s Bike the Branches. The day-long ride takes participants on an adventure
Between their eBooks, new logo, and other digital media expansions, the Brooklyn Public Library is rocking the 21st Century updates lately. They’re not stopping there, though. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking, “I wish I could keep a library in my pocket,” you’ll want to take a look at the new My BPL mobile app.
eReaders and tablets are everywhere now, so it’s not a huge surprise that the Brooklyn Public Library has started offering eBooks to library card holders. If you have a library card, you have an eAccount. Just log on through the BPL website with your pin and the barcode number on your card. From there, you have
When a group of 4th graders at PS 107 heard the story of Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl in Pakistan who was attacked for speaking out about girls’ education, they decided to stand up with her. “We are inspired by Malala and want to show our support for her, her family and all the people who show