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Children's Services

Summer Reading 2015

Every Hero Has a Story! Children's Summer Reading 2015

Join us for another exciting year of Children's Summer Reading! Registration begins June 29 for children entering grades K-12 residing in the North Rockland School District. Enjoy reading books, making crafts, playing games, and watching exciting shows while winning stickers and prizes every week! Drop by the Children's Reference Desk for more information. Don't miss the fun!

Featured Children's Programs

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

Fairy & Gnome Party

Wednesday, May 6, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-7. Fairy and gnome crafts and games! Limited registration open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and May 4 for everyone else.

Game Design with Scratch

Wednesday, May 13, 7 pm
Tuesday, June 9, 7 pm
For grades 4-6. Code. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Registration begins two weeks before the program for Haverstraw Library cardholders.

North Rockland Reading Adventures!

Wednesday, May 20, 6 pm
Come listen to North Rockland students from West Haverstraw Elementary and Stony Point Elementary read stories to family and friends! No registration. All are welcome.

Shake & Make Homemade Ice Cream and Create a Sundae with Miss Kathy

Monday, June 15, 6:30 pm
For ages 5-12. Registration begins June 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only. Shake and make ice cream in a bag! Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. Sundaes will be made using sprinkles, candies, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Spring is here!

Children's Programs @ the Main Library

Fairy & Gnome Party

Wednesday, May 6, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-7. Fairy and gnome crafts and games! Limited registration open now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and May 4 for everyone else.

Family Movies

Thursdays, May 7 & 21 and June 25, 6 pm
Tuesday, June 23 & 30, 6 pm
Enjoy a movie on our big screen! A grown-up must accompany children into the library and remain with them during the movie. No registration required.

Game Design with Scratch

Wednesday, May 13, 7 pm
Tuesday, June 9, 7 pm
For grades 4-6. Code. Play. Game. Create your own video games! Registration begins two weeks before the program for Haverstraw Library cardholders.

June Craft

Wednesday, June 17, 4:30 pm
For ages 4-8. Celebrate June! Join us for crafts and fun! Registration begins June 3 for everyone.

LEGO CLub

Thursday, May 28 and June 18, 7 pm
Friday, May 8, 15, 22 & 29 and June 12, 19 & 26, 4 pm
For children grades K - 6. Come in and play with LEGO building blocks or bring your own. Create something simple or something out of this world! No registration required.

May Craft

Thursday, May 7, 4:30 pm
For ages 4-8. Registration begins May 1 for everyone.

Minecraft Challengers

Thursday, May 14 & June 11, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
For grades 2-6. Talk and play everything Minecraft! Registration begins one week before the program for everyone.

Music Appreciation with Mr. Burr

Limited registration begins March 20 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and April 8 for everyone else.

Fridays, May 1, 8 and 29, 10:15 am for ages 0 - 18 months
Mr. Burr will sing songs and play his guitar or keyboard as the children crawl about, watching, listening, and discovering each other. Mr. Burr brings many props, designed to stimulate the children and inspire them to reach out and learn. This class is designed to develop children's perceptual motor skills and socialization skills as they enjoy the magic of music.

Fridays, May 1, 8 and 29, 10:45 am OR 11:15 am for ages 18-36 months
Mr. Burr will use music, fun, and laughter to develop children's perceptual motor skills and socialization skills. As the children see each other, they are motivated to stand up and join in the fun of jumping and marching and laughing as Mr. Burr sings. Children are encouraged to reach out and play with the many props Mr. Burr brings each week.

North Rockland Reading Adventures!

Wednesday, May 20, 6 pm
Come listen to North Rockland students from West Haverstraw Elementary and Stony Point Elementary read stories to family and friends! No registration. All are welcome.

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays, May 12 & June 16, 7 pm
For ages 3-5. Enjoy a storytime with everyone in pajamas! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Registration is now open.

PAWS for Reading: R.E.A.D. to a Dog

Saturday, June 20, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-to-one to a therapy dog!

Pizza Pinwheels with Miss Cathy

Wednesday, June 10, 6:30 pm
For ages 5-12. Registration begins May 26 for Haverstraw Library members only. Make the dough from scratch, add the cheese, sauce, and pepperoni (optional), then roll it into a pinwheel. Then bake at home with an adult and enjoy!

Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays, May 6 - 20, 10:30 am
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs, puppets, crafts and more! Registration is now open.

Science Squad: Fun with Light

Wednesday, May 27, 7 pm
For grades 3-6. Compete in the mirror race! Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

Shake & Make Homemade Ice Cream and Create a Sundae with Miss Kathy

Monday, June 15, 6:30 pm
For ages 5-12. Registration begins June 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only. Shake and make ice cream in a bag! Vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. Sundaes will be made using sprinkles, candies, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, May 4 - 18, 2 pm
Fridays, May 1 - 22, 11:30 am
For ages 3-6. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration is now open for everyone.

Tales & Tunes

Mondays, May 4 - 18, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, May 5 - 19, 11:30 am
For walkers up to age 3 and their adult guardians. Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration is now open for everyone.

Wee Craft Together

Monday, June 1, 10:30 am
Tuesdays, May 5 & June 2, 6 pm
For ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Listen to stories and make a fun craft together! Registration begins one week before program for Haverstraw Library cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Xbox 360 in the Library!

Fridays, May 1 & June 5, 4 pm
For grades 1 -6. Play games on the big screen! No registration required.

Yoga with Sue

Mondays, May 4 - 18, 5:30 pm
For ages 5-7. Registration is open for Haverstraw Library cardholders only. A fun, creative approach to yoga that uses games, music and props. Learn poses that increase strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Spring

Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Family Movies

Mondays, May 18 and June 1 & 22, 5:30 pm
For ages 4-12. Watch movies on the big screen! Families are welcome.

May and June Craft

Tuesdays, May 5 and June 16, 4:30 pm
For grades K-5. Come and join us for fun crafts! No registration required.

LEGO Building Club & Board Games

Fridays, May 1, 15 & 29 and June 12 & 26, 4 pm - 5 pm
For ages 4-14. No registration required. Play checkers, chess, Candyland, Trouble, Perfection, Scrabble and more! Not into board games? Build something with our LEGOs!

PAWS for Reading: R.E.A.D. to a Dog

Saturday, May 23, 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, May 12, 19 & 26 and June 2, 9, 23 & 30, 4:30 pm
Fridays, May 8 & 22 and June 5 & 19, 4 pm
For ages 6-16. Come in to play games on the PS4 on the big screen! No registration required.

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 Cartoon Network, here we come! Visit Disney Go to Polly Pocket site Check out Discovery for Kids Go to Disney Playhouse Starwars!! Go! Visit the Kids WB Nick, nick, na-nick, nick, nick! Visit Fox Kids! Watch and play on the CW Vortexx Games and fun with Booktime

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.

Read eBooks now

Read Online or Download Children's eBooks - Free!

We are proud to offer an excellent new service powered by eSebco to all our young readers. Read over 100+ children's and teen eBooks online or on your mobile device anywhere, any time, and for free!

Get started by clicking the banner above, enter the username "haverstraw" and password "public" (password is not case sensitive and please remove quotes when entering username and password), enter your 14 digit Haverstraw Library card number, and finally, enter your name. Once logged in, you can read eBooks by reading level, grade level, or subject with more being added every day!

Turn on your speakers and the eBooks may be read to you! Replay, fast-forward, or read the eBook on your own. Want to read on the go? Download the eSebco app here. Open the app in your mobile device and follow the instructions above. Once an eBook is downloaded to your phone, internet connection is not needed. Access eBooks at any time!

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Homework Help

Homework

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

North Rockland CSD

Grades K-5
Khan Academy - all subjects
AOL Kids Homework Help Jr.
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

Homework Help Tutoring
Tuesdays - Thursdays, 4 - 7 pm
To sign up, please come to the Children's Desk or call 786-3800 ext. 25.

NOTE: Homework Help is not a replacement for professional tutoring or parental supervision. Volunteers cannot be held responsible for children's homework.

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
Bruce Museum
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Hudson River Museum
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum of New York City - Coming Soon
Museum Village - Coming Soon
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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