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Children's Services

Summer Reading 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set... Read! Children's Summer Reading 2016

Congratulations to the 458 children who read 3,310 books this summer! We at HKDPL are proud of your reading accomplishments! For those children who logged this summer, please come in to retrieve your reading log and receive a tote bag by October 1. Keep up the momentum this summer and ask a librarian for more suggestions on good reads. And don't miss out on any of our other August and September programs.

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.

3-D Fun!

Monday, August 29, 7 pm
For grades 4-7. Create unique and fantastic 3-D art straight out of your imagination. Draw vertically, horizontally, or make up your own style! You'll find that the only limit for your 3D pen is your own imagination! Registration begins one week before program for everyone.

Book Buddies

Mondays, July 11 - August 8, 6:30 pm
Come in and read with an older student in grades 7-12!

Ronald McDonald's "Check It Out" Program

Village Branch: Wednesday, August 31, 4:30 pm - Ticket (HKDPL card) required
Main Library: Wednesday, August 31, 7 pm - no registration
Meet Ronald McDonald! For children in grades K-3.

Summer fun!

Children's Programs @ the Main Library

3-D Fun!

Monday, August 29, 7 pm
For grades 4-7. Create unique and fantastic 3-D art straight out of your imagination. Draw vertically, horizontally, or make up your own style! You'll find that the only limit for your 3D pen is your own imagination! Registration begins one week before program.

Builder's Club

Monday, August 27, 7 pm
Thursdays, August 18 & 25, 7 pm
For ages 3-12. Build with LEGOs, K'NEX and littleBits! No registration required.

Coloring Club

Wednesday, August 17, 24 & 31, 10:30 am
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 Movies

Tuesdays, August 16, 23 & 30, 7 pm
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 7 pm
Enjoy a movie on our big screen at the mid-level! No registration required. Just come in!

Minecraft Challengers

Saturdays, July 9 & August 13, 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, August 4 - September 29, 10 am
For ages 18-36 months: Thursdays, August 4 - September 29, 10:30 am OR 11 am
Limited registration begins July 21 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and August 1 for everyone else.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, July 12 - August 9, 7 pm
For ages 3-5. Enjoy stories, songs, puppets, and more! Registration is open now for everyone.

Ronald McDonald's "Check It Out" Program

Wednesday, August 31, 7 pm
Meet Ronald McDonald! For children in grades K-3. No registration required. Siblings welcome!

Science in Action!

Wednesdays, August 10 - 31, 5:30 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 July 27.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, July 11 - August 8, 2 pm
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 10 am & 2 pm
For ages 3-6. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration is open now for everyone.

Tales & Tunes

Mondays, July 11 - August 8, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 11:30 am
For walkers up to 35 months and their adults. Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration is open now for everyone.

Fun in the sun!

Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Family Movies

Mondays, July 11 & 25 and August 1, 15 & 29, 5:30 pm
For ages 4-12. Watch movies on the big screen! Families are welcome. No registration required.

Friday Fun @ the Village

Fridays, July - August, 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.

Playstation 4

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

Ronald McDonald's "Check It Out" Program

Wednesday, August 31, 4:30 pm
Meet Ronald McDonald! For children in grades K-3. Bring your ticket (HKDPL card) to enter. Siblings welcome!

Tales & Tunes

Fridays, July 29 and August 26, 11 am
For walkers up to 35 months old and their adults. Enjoy 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.

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

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
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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