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The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of educational programs and resources for more than 100 years. From English language classes and technology training to story times, we give New Yorkers the tools they need to succeed.

Upcoming Programs

  • Join Us

    Find out what's happening at the Library for people of all ages, from drop-in classes to workshops, and more.


  • English & Adult Literacy

    Improve your English speaking, reading, and writing skills. Attend an ESOL information session to learn more.
  • Computer Training

    Our TechConnect program helps people develop confidence in their computer skills.
  • Career & Employment

    Get one-on-one help with a professional or find events and workshops.
  • Business

    Learn more about starting and growing your business.

Parents & Caregivers

  • Early Literacy

    Check out the Library's story times and other resources to help your child develop early literacy skills and a love of reading.
  • Educational Enrichment & Support

    Set your child on the path to school success with hands-on workshops for young kids and enrollment-based programs for teens.


  • Educator Cards

    More access, more time: Educators can borrow as many as 100 books for 60 days, with no late fees.
  • School Visits

    Our local librarians offer a variety of free programs that help students learn to use their neighborhood branch.
  • MyLibraryNYC

    Find resources for the classroom, opportunities for professional development, and more.

For Kids

For Teens

  • Programs & Opportunities

    Check out a variety of programs and services just for teens—from homework help to hands-on science workshops, LEGO robots, and more.