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.
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.
Looking for a book to read this summer? Check out these suggested children's books
for grades 1 to 6:
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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
Check out what new books have come out at the Children's Room this month for middle school readers:
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)
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!
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.
Is your child itching to play online games? Try these curated sites: