Saturdays - 10:30 AM - Storytime with Carol & Friends starts up again on Saturday September 21.

Friday, October 4, 3:45 PM - French films for children beginning 10/4 and then every first Friday of the month

Wednesday, October 2, 6:15-7:30 - Chess with National Chess Master Manuel Ugarte, all levels and ages welcome.

And much more, see below for details about regular weekly programming and special activities coming in the fall.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Support Our Shelves!

Friends of the Carroll Gardens Library has voted to donate $1,000 to the Brooklyn Public Library's Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign. This money will go directly to the Carroll Gardens branch to buy new books and materials. Through June 30 you can also give to the campaign and designate your donation to our branch - link here:
Please also contact your local elected officials to let them know you are against the proposed $25.2 million cut to the BPL's budget here:


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Photos from the Summer Reading Kick Off Party

The Summer Reading Kick off Party at the Carroll Gardens branch on June 9 was lots of fun and over 150 kids signed up for the program - more than twice the usual number.  Kids enjoyed fun crafts and activities from around the world and treats from Trader Joes.  If you missed the party you can go here and sign your kids up

Summer Reading Kick off Party - One World, Many Stories

Origami from Japan

Mexican Bingo

The library staff signs kids up for Summer Reading
Art from Australia

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summertime and the Reading is Easy!

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party - Join us at the Carroll Gardens Library on Thursday, June 9 from 2pm-4pm (public schools are closed for Anniversary Day) for the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party! 
Come to the library for a multicultural celebration with activities and treats to celebrate the start of the Library's annual Summer Reading program. 

What is Summer Reading? Summer Reading is a great way to connect with others who like to read, while reading what you want at your own pace. Fun activities are happening all summer long, and everyone in New York City, from babies to children to teens and adults, can sign up. Best of all, it's free!

Why read over the summer? Studies show that children and teens who read during the summer are better prepared for school in the fall. Also, reading for fun results in significant gains in vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Plus, summer activities and trips always call for good books!

How can I motivate my child or students to read? Joining Summer Reading is a great first step. Encourage young people to explore all sections of the library to discover new topics or books of interest. Most importantly, children and teens who see adults around them reading are more likely to read themselves- so the whole family can read together all summer long!