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Children's Services

Children's Choice Book Awards 2016

Launched in 2008 by the Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader, The Children's & Teen Book Awards program was created to provide young readers with an opportunity to voice their opinions about the books being written for them and to help develop a reading list that will motivate children to read more and cultivate a love of reading.

Let your voice be heard and vote for your favorite book below! Voting is open for grades K-2nd grade, 3-4th grade, 5-6th grade and Teens. To vote for other grades, go directly to Children's Choice Book Awards. Voting is open until Monday, April 25, 2016. Vote today!

   

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.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 4, 10:30 am @ Main Library
For all ages. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with crafts and games! No registration required.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 4:30 pm @ Main Library
For ages 3-9. Crafts and fun on St. Patrick's Day! Registration begins March 1 for Haverstraw library card members and March 14 for everyone else.

Hogwarts Book Club

Thursdays, April 7 - 28, 7 pm @ Main Library
For grades 3-6. Have you ever made something happen when you were angry or scared, without even trying? Do you believe in a world where anything is possible with a flick of the wand? You just may be a wizard! Talk about the stories and the adventures of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Registration begins March 24 for everyone.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

West Haverstraw Elementary Reading Adventures - Monday, March 7, 6 pm @ Village Branch
Stony Point Elementary Reading Adventures - Monday, March 14, 6 pm @ Village Branch
Thiells Elementary Reading Adventures - Wednesday, April 13, 6 pm @ Main Library
Come listen to the North Rockland students read stories to family and friends! No registration required.

Spring is here!

Children's Programs @ the Main Library

Builder's Club

Mondays, March 14 and April 18, 4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 16 and April 20, 7 pm
For ages 3-12. Build with LEGOs, K'NEX and littleBits! No registration required.

Cards and Crafts

Mondays, March 7 & 21 and April 4 & 11, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
For all ages. Create a card to be delivered by Meals on Wheels! No registration required. Just drop in!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Friday, March 4, 10:30 am
For all ages. Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with crafts and games! No registration required.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-9. Crafts and fun on St. Patrick's Day! Registration begins March 1 for Haverstraw library card members and March 14 for everyone else.

Coloring Club

Mondays, March 28 and April 25, 4 - 6 pm
Wednesday, April 13, 6 - 8 pm
Thursday, March 24, 6 - 8 pm
Fridays, March and April, 3 - 5 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.

Family Movies

Tuesday, April 19, 6 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 23 and April 27, 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.

Family Storytime

Fridays, March 4, 11 & 18 and April 1-29, 10:30 am
For all ages. Join us for fun on Fridays! We'll be doing something different every week, so be sure to check out in-house and on-line calendars. Look for Stories & Songs, Sensory Storytime with cool activities, Bear Hunts, Fun with Non-Fiction, and our special guest performer Mr. Burr who will be here every month! No registration.

Hogwarts Book Club

Thursdays, April 7 - 28, 7 pm
For grades 3-6. Have you ever made something happen when you were angry or scared, without even trying? Do you believe in a world where anything is possible with a flick of the wand? You just may be a wizard! Talk about the stories and the adventures of Harry Potter and his days at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Registration begins March 24 for everyone.

Homework Help

Are you a K-6 student in the North Rockland Central School District who needs help with homework? Get some Homework Help at the main library. Hours are Mondays, 6 pm - 8 pm and Wednesdays, 6 pm - 7:30 pm. To check in, please come to the Children's Desk. No appointments necessary! For more information, check out our flyer.

Note: Homework Help is not a replacement for professional tutoring or parental supervision. Helpers cannot be held responsible for children's homework. Homework Help will not be in session on days the North Rockland Central School District is closed.

Minecraft Challengers

Saturdays, March 12 and April 9, 3 pm
For grades 3-8. Play Minecraft with your friends! No registration required.

Music Appreciation with Mr. Burr

For ages 0-18 months: Thursdays, March 3 - April 21, 10:15 am
For ages 18-36 months: Thursdays, March 3 - April 21, 10:45 am OR 11:15 am
Registration open now for Haverstraw Library members and begins March 1 for everyone else.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

Thiells Elementary Reading Adventures: Wednesday, April 13, 6 pm
Come listen to North Rockland students read stories to family and friends! No registration required. Just walk in!

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays, March 15 and April 12, 7 pm
For ages 3-5. Enjoy a storytime with everyone in pajamas! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

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

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

Saturday Preschool Storytime

Saturdays, March 19 and April 16, 11 am
For ages 3-6. Stories, fingerplays, songs and more! Parent/Caregiver participation required. Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

Saturday Tales & Tunes

Saturdays, March 12 and April 9, 11 am
For walkers up to 35 months and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

Science in Action!

Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 31, 7 pm
For grades 4-7. Participate in fun chemistry, physics, and technology experiments to discover more about the world around you! Registration for this series of programs begins February 22.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, February 22 - May 16, 2 pm
Wednesdays, February 24 - May 18, 10:30 am
Fridays, February 26 - May 20, 11:30 am
For ages 3-6. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration now open.

Tales & Tunes

Mondays, February 22 - May 16, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, February 23 - May 17, 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.

Wee Craft Together

Mondays, March 7 and April 4, 10:30 am
Tuesdays, March 8 and April 5, 6 pm
For ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Make fun craft together! Registration begins one week before program for Haverstraw Library members and the day before the program for everyone else.

Spring is here!

Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Drop-In Crafts

Tuesday, March 15 & April 19, 4:30 pm
For grades K-5. Come and join us for fun crafts! No registration.

Family Movies

Mondays, March 28 and April 18 & 25, 5:30 pm
For ages 4-12. Watch movies on the big screen! Families are welcome.

Builder's Club

Fridays, March 11 and April 8 & 22, 4 pm
For ages 4-14. Build with LEGOs, Kids K'NEX and littleBits! No registration required.

Night of 1,000 Stars

Monday, April 4, 6 pm
Celebrate libraries with an evening of stories, songs and fun with Lou Del Bianco! Listen to local celebrities reading fabulous books. Enter the free raffle to win fun prizes!

North Rockland Reading Adventures

West Haverstraw Elementary Reading Adventures - Monday, March 7, 6 pm
Stony Point Elementary Reading Adventures - Monday, March 14, 6 pm
Come listen to the North Rockland students read stories to family and friends! No registration required.

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

Saturdays, March 19 & April 16, 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, March 1, 8, 22 & 29 and April 5, 12 & 26, 4:30 pm
Fridays, March 4 & 18 and April 1, 15 & 29, 4 pm
For ages 6-16. Come in to play games on the PS4 on the big screen! No registration required.

Tales & Tunes

Fridays, March 4 and April 1, 11 am
For walkers up to 35 months old and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

iPads and Early Literacy Computers Now Available!

Come try out our new 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!

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!

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

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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
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum of New York City
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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