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Featured Children's Programs

Check out the following featured programs at the library! Please register at the Children's Services Desk. A library card is required for all programs with registration.

Chocolate Olympics

Main Library: Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 pm
Village Branch: Friday, December 2, 4 pm
For grades 3-6. Attention chocolate lovers! Play games, win prizes, and eat chocolate! Registration begins November 9.

Family Marshmallow Challenge

Monday, December 12, 6:30 pm
For families! Compete against other families to create the tallest structure - while making sure your marshmallow stays on top! Registration begins December 1.

Jewelry Workshop: Make Your Own Bracelet

Mondays, November 7, 14 & 21, 4:30 pm
For grades 4-6. Make your own beadwoven jewelry! Master the basics of the "peyote stitch" and advance at your own pace with a choice of projects. Registration begins November 1.

Monster Hunt

Monday, October 31, 6 pm @ Main Library
For ages 7-14. KIDS crave adventure - and they have one in the MONSTER HUNT, where they find and capture a lurking monster! 7-14 year olds track down books containing hidden clues that will lead to the monsters secret lair. All participants have their own clues and proceed at their own pace, so everyone succeeds and everyone is rewarded with their very own monster detective badge! Registration now open for everyone.

Storytelling Extravaganza

Sunday, November 6, 2 pm
Join storyteller Pamela Schembri as she brings stories to life! No registration required.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Children's Programs @ the Main Library

Chocolate Olympics

Wednesday, November 30, 6:30 pm
For grades 3-6. Attention chocolate lovers! Play games, win prizes, and eat chocolate! Registration begins November 9.

Crafts with Miss Cheryl

Wednesdays, November 30 & December 14, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-8. Make a fun craft! Registration begins 1 week before program for everyone.

Coloring Club

Wednesdays, December 14, 21 & 28, 10:30 am
Friday, November 4, 3:30 pm
For children and their adults. Relax while you color in this unstructured ART for all ages. Enchanted Forest and other "Inky Treasures" coloring pages and pencils will be provided for adults. No registration, just drop in!

Family Marshmallow Challenge

Monday, December 12, 6:30 pm
For families! Compete against other families to create the tallest structure - while making sure your marshmallow stays on top! Registration begins December 1.

Hogwarts Book Club

Thursdays, November 3 - December 15, 7 pm
Talk about everything from the world of Harry Potter and make magical projects! Registration begins October 13 for everyone.

Jewelry Workshop: Make Your Own Bracelet

Mondays, November 7, 14 & 21, 4:30 pm
For grades 4-6. Make your own beadwoven jewelry! Master the basics of the "peyote stitch" and advance at your own pace with a choice of projects. Registration begins November 1.

Junior Builders Club

Wednesdays, November 2, 9 & 16 and December 7 & 21, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-7. Build with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs and K'nex! No registration required.

Maker Mondays

Mondays, November 28 and December 5, 5 pm
Monday, December 19, 6:30 pm
For ages 8-12. Different programs every week: Builders Club, 3-D Fun with 3-D Pens, littleBits, Crafts, Code Club, Science Squad and more! No registration.

Minecraft Challengers

Friday, November 11 and December 16, 4 pm
Saturday, November 19 and December 10, 3 pm
For grades 3-8. Play Minecraft! No registration required.

Monster Hunt

Monday, October 31, 6 pm
For ages 7-14. KIDS crave adventure - and they have one in the MONSTER HUNT, where they find and capture a lurking monster! 7-14 year olds track down books containing hidden clues that will lead to the monsters secret lair. All participants have their own clues and proceed at their own pace, so everyone succeeds and everyone is rewarded with their very own monster detective badge! Registration begins October 10 for everyone.

Music Appreciation with Mr. Burr

For ages 0-18 months: Thursdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 9:30 am
For ages 18-36 months: Thursdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10 am
For ages 3-4 years: Thursdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11 am
Registration begins November 17 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and November 24 for everyone else.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

To be announced. Check back later for dates and times.
Come listen to North Rockland students read stories to family and friends! No registration required. Just walk in!

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays, November 15 and December 6, 7 pm
For ages 3-5. Enjoy a storytime with everyone in pajamas! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Registration begins 1 week before each program for everyone.

PAWS for Reading: R-E-A-D to a Dog!

Saturdays, November 12 and December 3, 10:30 am - 12 pm
For ages 5 and up. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a therapy dog.

Playtime Storytime

Fridays, November 4, 11 & 18 and December 2, 9 & 16, 10:30 am
All ages welcome! No registration. Join us for fun on Fridays! Stories & Songs, Sensory Storytime with cool activities, Fun with Non-Fiction, and more!

Preschool Yoga with Miss Sue

Tuesdays, November 15 - December 6, 2 pm
For 3-4 year olds without an adult. Registration begins November 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and November 11 for everyone else. This playful class will move your child's body and enhance their imagination. Simple yoga poses will be incorporated into games, music, stories and art. Increased body awareness, attention span, energy release, and relaxation are just some of the benefits of this FUN class!

Saturday Tales & Tunes

Saturdays, November 19 and December 10, 11 am
For walkers up to 35 months and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration begins 1 week before each program for everyone.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, November 7 - December 5, 2 pm
Wednesdays, November 9 - December 8, 10:30 am
For ages 3-5. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration now open.

Storytelling Extravaganza

Sunday, November 6, 2 pm
Join storyteller Pamela Schembri as she brings stories to life! No registration required.

Tales & Tunes

Mondays, November 7 - December 5, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, November 8 - December 6, 11:30 am
For walkers up to 35 months and their adults. Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration now open.

Toddler Yoga with Miss Sue

Tuesdays, November 15 - December 6, 1:15 pm
For walkers under 36 months with an adult. Registration begins November 1 for Haverstraw Library members and November 11 for everyone else. This creative approach will stimulate your child's imagination while enhancing sensory and motor development. Simple yoga poses will be introduced and combined with stories, music, and props. Come stretch, strengthen, and relax while bonding with your toddler in a unique way!

Wee Craft Together

Mondays, November 21 and December 12, 9:30 am
Tuesdays, November 22 and December 13, 6 pm
For ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Make a fun craft together! Registration begins one week before program for HKDPL members and the day before for everyone else.

Happy holidays!

Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Chocolate Olympics

Friday, December 2, 4 pm
Attention chocolate lovers! Play games, win prizes, and eat chocolate. Registration begins November 16 for Haverstraw Library cardholders.

Family Movies

Mondays, November 21 & December 19, 5:30 pm
For ages 4-12. Watch movies on the big screen! Families are welcome. No registration required.

Friday Fun @ the Village

Fridays, November - December, 4 pm
Enjoy a different program every week: Builder's CLub, games, 3-D Fun with 3-D pents, Code Club, and Science Squad! Check our in-house calendars for more information.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

Mondays, November 7 & December 5, 6 pm
Come listen to West Haverstraw Elementary students read stories to family and friends! No registration required.

PAWS for Reading: R-E-A-D to a Dog!

Saturday, December 17, 10:30 am - 12 pm
For ages 5 and up. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a therapy dog.

Playstation 4

Tuesdays, September -October, 4:30 pm
For ages 6-16. Come in to play games on the PS4 on the big screen! No registration required.

Comics Plus Library Edition

Read Comics Online at the Library for Free!

Come and read over 100 comic books at the Library using Comics Plus: Library Edition! Featuring top publishers and creators such as Archie Comics, IDW Publishing, Dynamite Entertainment, Image Comics, Red 5 Comics and more.

Start off by creating an account. Enter your email address and a password. Once logged in, you may browse the library, select a publisher or search for titles, and check out comics you want to read. Checked out titles will appear in your shelf which will be available for you to read for seven days. Expired comics will automatically check themselves in and you may borrow more comics afterwards. For a fun how-to in comic book format, check this welcome page on how to use Comics Plus: Library Edition.

Once you have registered, you may log in at any time! Note: If you are trying to access the site from home, please use this link.

Games! Games! Games!

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

iPads and Early Literacy Computers Available!

Come try out our iPads and touch screen computers, loaded with educational games and programs specifically designed for toddlers and young children! We even have bilingual games and programs!

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Homework

Need help with your homework? Don't know where to go? Check out these userful links!

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Grades K-5
Khan Academy - all subjects
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Kids Health for Kids
Yahoo! Kids
National Geographic Kids
Scholastic Homework Hub
Kids Click!
♦ Discovery Education Video Homework Help: Math, Science, English, Social Studies

Grades 6 and up
Khan Academy - all subjects
Kids Click!
Homework NYC
RefDesk Homework Helper
Kids.gov
Discovery Education: BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

Museum Passes

Museum passes are available for Haverstraw Library card holders only to:

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American Museum of Natural History
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Boscobel House & Gardens
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum Village
Storm King Art Center

Haverstraw Library cardholder must be established and be in good standing (i.e. patron must physically have library card at hand and have no fees).

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- One museum pass per family.
- 3 day loan period.
- $10/day late return fee.
- Lost musuem pass fee cost equals replacement of the membership.

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