Children's Programs

We offer programs for 12 month olds through 5th graders. Click on the Programs links below to see what is coming up! All registration dates refer to in-person registration and apply to children of Bryant cardholders. Others may check on availability the day before the program.

Programs - Page 1 •  Programs - Page 2 •  1st and 5th Grade Visits

Summer Reading Programs
Bryant Library cardholders begin listing books June 15.
Others may call the Children’s Department on or after July 6 to check on availability.

For independent readers in grades K & up. Pick up great prizes for reading each week, enter guessing contests, and more!

Read-To-Me Program
For ages 3 ½ - 6 years. Read together often and come to the library! Prizes available each week for recording books, as well as guessing contests and more!


Grade 1 Visits:
During May and June, every first grade class will visit The Bryant Library. During the visit, our goal is to promote summer reading and we will be highlighting the Every Hero Has a Story 2015 Summer Reading Program. We’ll encourage summer reading and participation in The Bryant Library reading program. Research shows that students who read over the summer, return to school in September even better readers.The Roslyn Schools recognize the value of the program as a means to maintain and improve reading skill over the summer months. Students will borrow their favorite books and take home flyers about the Every Hero Has a Story 2015 Summer Reading Program.  


Grade 5 Visits:
Class of 2022 -  The Bryant Library “Survival Kit for Middle School Students”
In May and June, members of the Class of 2022, current fifth graders at East Hills and Harbor Hill Elementary Schools, will visit The Bryant Library. Starting with an overview of the library, a tour of the Adult and Young Adult Departments, as well as the Bryant Room, students become familiar with the vast services available. Children’s, Young Adult, and Computer Services librarians present a PowerPoint, highlighting the myriad of services available at the library and online at, including, electronic databases, and downloadable media.

Every visiting student updates their library card, which is the key to making optimal use of The Bryant Library, both in person and online.  Students leave with a personalized folder, a concrete reminder of highlighted points. Our goal is to remind students and parents that the library has the resources, staff, and programming to support them as they face the challenges of middle school. Last Spring, more than 220 students attended with their classroom teacher. Parents are encouraged to attend and will receive their own folder with handouts of all the information presented.