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The Stuffed Animal Sleepover Is Coming Up!

Get ready for the annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

Bring your stuffed animal to sleep over at the library. Say goodnight and tell them to be good! Who knows what kind of mischief they could get into…

Stuffed animals can be dropped off on Wednesday, June 28th anytime between 12pm and 4:45pm. Please register online here before dropping off your stuffed animal so that we have your contact information. Come back at 1pm the next day to pick up your sleepy stuffies.

Ryder's Garden is OPEN for Spring

Ryder’s Garden is OPEN for Spring

April showers brought May flowers! Ryder’s Garden is officially open for the sunny season. Come visit the sand table and seating area. Check out the new xylophone!

To celebrate, join us for fun activities Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45pm May 3May 10& May 17 or stop in on Saturday, May 13th at 10am for some flower planting!

Donate your used & unwanted crayons!

Donate your used & unwanted crayons!

Crayons are a petroleum product that takes many years to biodegrade. The National Crayon Recycle Program recycles unwanted, rejected, broken crayons into new crayons, keeping thousands of pounds out of the landfills and back into the creative hands of children! Please bring your old crayons to our donation bin in the Children’s Room anytime UNTIL APRIL 19TH

Winter Blues 2023

Winter Blues 2023

Every year, Larchmont’s fabulous Children’s Librarians compile a “Best Of ” list that we release before the public school’s February break.

Our 2023 Winter Blues Best of Reading List is HERE!

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2023 Youth Media Award Winners

2023 Youth Media Award Winners

The 2023 Youth Media Award Winners have been announced!

Following is the list of winners announced at this morning’s 2023 Youth Media Awards ceremony during ALA’s Lib Learn X. Please check back at throughout the day for more coverage, including interviews with winning authors.

John Newbery Medal  Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

Randolph Caldecott Medal  Hot Dog by Doug Salati

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French language children's books on a shelf

Come take a look at our new French books!

Venez jeter un coup d’œil à nos nouveaux livres en français!

We have several new books in French, including Elephant & Piggie, Dog Man, Ariol, Strange But True, and more!

On a de nombreux nouveaux livres en français, y compris Éléphant et Rosie, Super Chien, Ariol, Bizarre mais vrai, et plus!

Best Children's Books of 2022

Best Children’s Books of 2022

2023 is just around the corner! What books did you like best in 2022?

Here’s a roundup of “Best of” Lists from around the web:

New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids 2022

2022 New York Times/New York Public Library’s Best Illustrated Children’s Books Award

Publisher’s Weekly Best Books 2022:
Children's Gallery Registration

Children’s Gallery Registration

Sign up to show your work in the Children’s lobby.

Child artists ages 1 to 10 are welcome to register.


Display Case Registration

Display Case Registration

Children may sign up to display items of their choice for a month in one of the cases in the Children’s room.

**Currently our wait list is OVER A YEAR LONG but fear not, your time will come**


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