First Program Library

James R. Hurst Library (K-3)


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  • Books Carts: Bringing the Library to You!

    First Program students are now piloting our Mobile Book Cart! After thoroughly washing their hands, kids can browse from this limited collection, curated by librarians Jordy and Christine, and checkout books to enjoy. Since students cannot come in to the library themselves, we are bringing the library to you!
  • Information About Book It! and Surprise Me!

    Use the catalog to find books and place a hold. Books will be delivered to pods for onsite students.  If you are in the area and accessible to Dalton, you can pick up from Security: FP books are at 91st Street from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM and MS/HS books are at 89th Street from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday. 

    Surprise Me! bags
    . If you aren't sure what to look for and browsing the catalog is difficult, let a librarian pick a few books fo you! Just fill out this form to tell us a little about what you like to read. 
    Check out this flier with more details and visual instructions for using the catalog system.

    We also encourage to check with your local public libraries for services. 
  • Matt de la Peña Visits (again)!

    This past Thursday, FP students welcomed Matt de la Peña. Matt is the Newbery award-winning author of such books as Last Stop on Market Street, Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and most recently, Milo Imagines the World.

    Now, he's coming back once more! Join us this Thursday, April 22 from 6:00-7:00PM EST! Families and students of all ages are welcome to join in the First Program Library Zoom room (Zoom ID: 2124235453, OR use the shortcut "fpdalton").

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  • Sora for eBooks and Audiobooks

    Students click HERE to access the Sora platform to check out ebooks and audiobooks!

    Parents can also request their own account to access our K-Adult materials by completing this form.  Instructions for downloading the app and accessing the platform on phones, iPads, and other devices can be found here. Or, you can contact a librarian at any time for assistance.  Happy Reading!

  • LeUyen Pham at First Program - 41 of 41

    Author LeUyen Pham Delights First Program Students

  • Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month at First Program - 3

    Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month at First Program

  • Chelsea Clinton Shares Her Books with First Program - 10 of 14

    Chelsea Clinton Shares Her Books with First Program

  • Author Robie Harris Visits FP - 14

    Author Robie Harris Visits FP

  • Sophie Blackall Video

    Author Sophie Blackall Visits the First Program Library

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    First Program Library Images

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