The New York Historical Society hosts a weekly storytime geared towards children ages 4 to 7-years-old at the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library.

Each week the storytime centers around picture books relating to New York City, American history, exhibits or holidays.  

On Sunday, Dec. 2, storytime will focus on Thomas Edison and his inventions. Children are encouraged to share their ideas and learn about Edison's light bulb. The discussion is inspired by Gene Barretta’s book "Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives."


Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (pay-as-you-wish from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Adults- $15
Teachers and Seniors- $12
Students- $10
Children (5-13)- $5
Children (4 and under)- free