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:

Winter Concert with Mr. Burr!

Main Library: Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm
Families welcome! Sing winter songs and make music with Mr. Burr! Everyone will build their own snowman to take home. Registration is open for everyone.

New Year, New Foods!

Main Library: Saturday, January 27, 2 pm
Village Branch: Monday, January 22, 5 pm
For families. Presented by Sonia of Eat Smart New York. Make healthy eating part of your lifestyle this New Year. Create fruit parfaits that are low in sugar. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of sugary food and find delicious alternatives. Registration begins January 2.

Library Guides

Find good reads and useful information with our library guides:

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!

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:

The Unlikey Story of a Pig in the City
The Unlikey Story of a Pig in the City
By Jodi Kendall

By Tahereh Mafi

In the Deep Blue Sea
Jack and the Geniuses: In the Deep Blue Sea
By Bill Nye

By Supriya Kelkar

King of the Bench
King of the Bench: No Fear
By Steve Moore

Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element
Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element
By Jeannie Mobley

Want to know more about other recent releases? Have a look through these lists:
HKDPL Notable New Children's Books - November 2017
HKDPL Notable New Children's Books - December 2017

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