First Program Library

James R. Hurst Library (K-3)


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  • Bryan Collier & Misako Rocks visit First Program

    During First Program's J-term, students met not just one, but two incredible author/illustrators!

    Wednesday's special event featured Bryan Collier, the phenomenal illustrator behind more than thirty books, including “Uptown,” “City Shapes,” “Hey Black Child,” “Trombone Shorty,” and “The Five O’clock Band” the Piggie & Gerald presents books “It’s Shoe Time” and just this year “All Because You Matter.” Bryan has also illustrated a number of books featuring black leaders and activists, including Dave the Potter, Thurgood Marshall, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, and, of course, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his presentation, Bryan spoke of the magic of art, and how with artwork, anything is possible.

    Misako Rocks, a Japanese manga artist, based in NYC, will be joining students for an upcoming special event on Friday. During her visit, she will hold an interactive art lesson, teaching students how to illustrate in a manga style. Misako teaches virtual lessons on her website, found here.
  • Exciting Updates to Book it!

    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

    We are also now offering 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

    For families not accessible the buildings, we have also included information on getting public library cards and the NYPL Grab & Go program. If you are not in NYC, we encourage to check with your local public libraries for services. 
  • Library hosts Halloween in a FaBOOlous Way

    Normally, the Middle School Library would have been transformed into a darkly decorated haunted house complete with creepy sounds...and treats.

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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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