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:

Your World In Photos

Village Branch: Mondays, July 2 - August 6, 5 pm
For children grades 3-5. Children will learn to express themselves through photography. Basic camera skills will be taught. Cameras will be provided. Registration is now open for everyone.

Learn Ballet

Main Library: - For ages 3-5: Saturday, July 14, 11 am
Main Library: - For ages 6-8: Saturday, July 14, 11:45 am
Children ages 3-5 will learn basic ballet and explore graceful movements with scarves. Children ages 6-8 will learn ballet terms, basic exercises, and stretches. Registration begins July 2 for HKDPL cardholders and July 9 for everyone else.

North Rockland Suggested Summer Reading List

Looking for a book to read this summer? Check out these suggested children's books
for grades 1 to 6:

2018 North Rockland Summer Reading (English)
2018 North Rockland Summer Reading (Spanish)

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!

Libraries Rock!

Summer Reading 2018 - Libraries Rock!

Independent readers living in the North Rockland School district are invited to join our Summer Reading Club! Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual program that brings children and families into local public libraries for reading and activities. Studies show that library summer reading programs will raise student learning levels and help prevent learning losses during the summer months. Join the other 2.2 million students and children statewide in this year's summer reading!

Registration is now open for Summer Reading (children ages 5 and up) and Read to Me Club (children too young for Summer Reading). Keep track of all the books you read this summer with our fun BINGO game. Earn weekly prizes and tickets to our weekly Summer Reading Club Shows! Read to Me Club members can register for weekly crafts, held on Fridays at 10:30 am, one week prior to each event.

Summer Reading Weekly Shows

All weekly shows take place in the Village Branch at 4 pm and at the Main Library at 7 pm. Tickets can be used at any show at either branch.

Wednesday, July 11 - Aunt Helen's Closet
Wednesday, July 18 - Tommy & The Uncle Brothers
Wednesday, July 25 - Mad Science: Sounds Like Science
Wednesday, August 1 - Circus Minimus
Wednesday, August 8 - Jester Jim

Summer Reading Special Programs

Special programs are held at 4 pm at the Village and 7 pm at the Main Library in Garnerville. Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

Thursday, July 12 - Chiku Awali African Dance
Thursday, July 19 - Turtlesinger
Thursday, July 26 - Make Ice Cream
Thursday, August 2 - Maker Space Instruments
Thursday, August 9 - Art of Illumination
] Thursday, August 16 - Caldecott Camp

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: 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)

New Karen Weaver Children's Room

Introducing Karen Weaver Children's Room

On November 18, 2017, a dedication was made in honor of the late Karen Weaver, a long-time trustee of HKDPL, an educator, and a friend to all. Many patrons, library staff and board members shared some stories of Karen and the impact she had on the library. The Karen Weaver Children's Room is located at mid-level floor of the Main Library in Garnerville. Along with the naming, a lovely new mural was also created in Karen Weaver's honor. Do come and drop by the "new" Karen Weaver Children's Room!

Waiting for the Unveiling

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 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