Read, explore, create and more!

Our Children's Department provides our youngest patrons a welcoming, safe environment
where they may play games, explore, study, read, be read to and grow. We provide many children's programs for toddlers to tweens
from storytime to book clubs. Age-appropriate materials and technological equipment such as our early literacy stations, iPads, and more are available for use. For assistance, our staff will be more than happy to help!

Featured children's program:

Drag Queen Story Hour

Main Library: Sunday, December 9, 2 pm
For all ages. Enjoy an hour of stories, songs, and crafts with Zachary Clause. Families welcome! Registration is now open for all.

Culinary Corner with Chef Nate

Main Library: Monday, December 17, 5 pm
For ages 5-7. Make potato pancakes! Registration begins 12/10.

Breakerspace

Main Library: Friday, December 28, 1 pm
For ages 7-14. Tired of building? Ready to break stuff? Learn how to take things apart with a screwdriver and other tools. Registration is open for everyone.

Inclement Weather Notice

Check announcements made on our phone message at 786-3800, WHUD 1700 FM, WRCR.com, and cancellations.com for the library's late openings and closings this winter season. No fines on snow days!

Click here for NRCSD closings.

Comics Plus

Borrow thousands of digital comics anytime, anywhere, with your library card for free.

Download the Comics Plus: Library Edition app for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and Android devices to take your borrowed comics on the go! Sign in with your library card and PIN number to start reading your favorite comics today!

eSebco Books

Read over 100+ children and teen eBooks anywhere, any time, and for free!

Get started by going to eSebco Books, then enter the username "haverstraw" and password "public" without the quotes, enter your 14-digit Haverstraw Library card number and finally, enter your name, login and enjoy!

Picture book area

Notable New Children's Books

Check out what new books have come out at the Children's Room this month for middle school readers:

Whistling in the Dark
Whistling in the Dark
By Shirley Hughes

Strongheart
Strongheart: Wonder Dog of the Silver Screen
By Candace Flemin and Eric Rohmann

Midnight in the Piazza
Midnight in the Piazza
By Tiffany Parks

Running on the Roof of the World
Running on the Roof of the World
By Jess Butterworth

Pup Called Trouble
Pup Called Trouble
by Bobbie Pyron

My Pet Human Takes Center Stage
My Pet Human Takes Center Stage
By Yasmine Surovec

Want to know more about other recent releases? Have a look through these lists:
New Children's Books - Adventures Reads (Summer 2018)
New Children's Books - Animal Reads (Summer 2018)
HKDPL Notable New Children's Books - Spring into a New Book (2018)

Early Literacy Day by Day

Get a jump-start on your child's reading ability with DayByDay! DayByDayNY is a free family literacy site which gives families with young children numerous daily learning activities and a fun story to read together. Both the English and the Spanish versions of DaybyDayNY encourages the love of books, learning, and libraries that will last a lifetime! Activities are designed to help parents and caregivers increase a young child's cognitive skills while having fun together at the same time. Check out the video below or visit their website (English/ Spanish) to find out more about DayByDay.

Game On!

Is your child itching to play online games? Try these curated sites:

Check out the Wiggles Go to LEGO website Visit Marvel Site Visit Seussville Visit Barbie.com Check out the Sanrio webite Visit PBS Kids Go to Sesame Street Check out Thomas the Train's Site Starwars!! Go! Go to Nick Jr Site Visit Disney Check out Discovery for Kids Cartoon Network, here we come! Come and play with Peppa Pig and friends Scooby-dooby-doo! What do you want to find out? Nick, nick, na-nick, nick, nick! Go to Disney Playhouse

Reach Out to Us At:

Main Library

  • 10 West Ramapo Road
  • Garnerville, NY 10923
  • Telephone: (845) 786-3800
  • Fax: (845) 786-3791

Village Branch

  • 85 Main Street
  • Haverstraw, NY 10927
  • Telephone: (845) 429-3445
  • Fax: (845) 429-7313