Summer Learning 2021: Virtual Summer Camp | The New York Public Library

New York Public Library Kicks Off Summer Learning Program

It is almost officially summer time and as more businesses are opening up without COVID-19 restrictions, many parents are looking for summer programs for their children. If you can relate, keep reading!

Starting June 5th the New York Public Library will be opening its summer learning program, featuring a KidsLIVE! author talk with Christian Robinson, who is the author and illustrator of “You Matter” and “Last Stop on Market Street”. If this piques your interest click here to register. Other programs on June 5th include a Bubble Dance Party, Learn a Ribbon Dance with the New York Chinese Cultural Center; and Arts and Crafts with the Children’s Museum of the Arts New York.

Throughout the rest of the summer there will be numerous events designed to keep your kids entertained, but also to stimulate learning and understanding of various cultures. Some programs throughout the summer include:

  • Juneteenth Freedom Writing Program
  • History of Stonewall program where kids will be able to create their own flag
  • Green Comics Segment (kids learn basics of character design and structure while being informed of “Green” issues)
  • Interactive presentation on exploring dynamics and music composition
  • Six-Week virtual summer camp (designed to inspire young change makers to consider the spaces around them as they complete activities created by librarians across the NYPL system.)

These activities (and more) encourage young people to discover, explore, connect, and build as new activities are released each Sunday. Each release includes 2 videos and activity guides for 3 distinct age groups: Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and middle school and up.

For a full list of programs and activities, you may go to

Families can hear about updates to the Summer Learning Program by signing up to the NYPL Kids Newsletter. 

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