Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library

Due to COVID-19-related safety concerns, the DiMenna Children's History Museum remains temporarily closed to visitors.


Families are welcome to visit the New-York Historical Society’s other exhibitions, including Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution and Women March, which have family guides available to use in the galleries. Buy your timed-entry tickets today!


Not in New York City or staying home? Please enjoy our online family programs.


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

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

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