New-York Historical is temporarily closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19. On August 14, we're opening Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine, a free, outdoor exhibition in our rear courtyard. See more details on our Visit page.

Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library

Hunt for more stories, museum objects and maps in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library. Families and schools extend the DiMenna Children’s History Museum experience in this library filled with hidden treasures, old favorites, and new friends.

The Barbara K. Lipman Library includes:

  • Historical fiction, non-fiction, and picture books focusing on New York and the United States
  • Picture books exploring New York City’s culture, geography, architecture, and people
  • Comfortable seating to rest and read
  • History Hunt drawers
  • Amazing Atlas maps and diorama

Family Programs take place throughout the week in the Barbara K. Lipman Library. Join us for the following programs, which are free with museum admission.

Click here to see a list of recommended reading available in the Lipman Library

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