New York Public Library

42nd Street & Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

Midtown West

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6pm
(open until 8 pm Tuesday & Wednesday)
Sunday 1- 6pm

The city’s oldest library is grand, gorgeous and welcoming to all ages with engaging rotating exhibits. Say hello to the original Winnie the Pooh and friends on display and the marble lions Patience and Fortitude out front.

Family Programs: Special themed family concerts, craft times and other events take place most Saturday afternoons at 3 pm.

Strollers/Diapers: A stroller-friendly ramp on 42nd Street goes to the Children's Center, where the large bathrooms have changing tables.

Eat & Treats: Choose from bureks and chocolate Babka from Bread Bakery, salad and mint lemonade from Le Pain Quotidien and wafels and ice cream from Wafel and Dinges (or all of the above) at the Bryant Park food kiosks.

Other Tips: Take a spin on frogs, bears and other charming animals on Le Carrousel ($2/ride) in Bryant Park.

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