New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but we expect to reopen August 14 with a free, outdoor exhibition. See more details on our Visit page.

Babara K. Lipman Children's History Library

The library is a large, multipurpose space where children can read on their own, listen to a story in the comfortable class-size seating area, explore digital maps and old books, and examine carefully assembled collections of items from the New-York Historical Society. Families should hunt carefully in the library – there are objects hidden throughout the space!

It is also the setting for a Story Hour every Sunday morning at 11:30 am, Little New-Yorkers every Tuesday and Friday at 3:30 pm, and meet the authors programs.

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