The New York City’s Public Libraries are celebrating the new school year with our Back to School Week, taking place September 23-28, 2019. Families can participate in specialized programming across the city to support literacy and learning. Each participant can get a library card, check out library materials, and learn about tons of free resources available for students and families.
Visit any of The New York Public Library’s 88 neighborhood branches and learn how the Library can help kids and their families succeed all year long. Discover millions of books, exciting programs, educational resources, and more—all for free. Find your nearest library here.
Plus, kids and teens who check out two or more books during this week will receive a free back to school prize! Available while supplies last. Learn more.
Discover Even More at the Library
Online Resources for School Projects: Find tons of online tools to help with homework and school projects, available for all students of every age.
Family Literacy Workshops, Story Times & Early Literacy Kits: Parents and caregivers are children’s most important teachers. Help your child develop essential language skills by doing early literacy activities together every day.
After-School Homework Help: The Library offers a wide range of educational programs for kids of all ages, from enrollment-based homework help and tutoring to science-based workshops. Check out a ton of free resources to support lifelong learning!