Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library

Children's Services

Summer Reading 2014

Fizz Boom Read! Children's Summer Reading 2014

Join us for another exciting year of Children's Summer Reading! Registration begins June 23rd 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 Youth Services page for more information. Don't miss the fun - sign up today!

Summer Reading Weekly Shows

All weekly shows take place in the Village Branch on Wednesdays at 4 pm and at the Main Library on Wednesdays at 7 pm. Tickets can be used at any show at either building.

July 9 - Sciencetellers
July 16 - Snakeman
July 23 - Dr. Gravity
July 30 - Jeff Boyer: Bubble Trouble
August 6 - Uncle Brothers
August 13 - Grand Finale! Mad Science!

Summer Reading Special Programs

Programs take place Thursdays at 4 pm at the Village Branch and 7 pm at the Main Library in Garnerville. Only Summer Reading Club members will be admitted to programs, and registration is required.

July 10: Cooking Science
July 17: Kitchen Chemistry
July 24: Paper Circuits
July 31: Rock Hounds
August 7: Experiment with H20

Read to Me Club!

For our NRCSD residents too young to join our Summer Reading Club, join our Read to Me Club at the Main Library! Earn stickers, enjoy crafts and our fun fair every week. Earn stickers for the books you read at home or in Storytime! Weekly crafts are on Fridays at 11:30 am with registration open one week prior to each event. Drop by the Youth Services desk today! Registration is now open.

Our Children's Summer Reading Program is supported in part by funds from the New York State Library's Family Literary Services grant program.

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 addres 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 automically 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, anytime, 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!

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.

Garden Party!

Wednesday, May 28, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm, Main Library
For ages 3-7. Celebrate Spring with crafts and games! Limited registration begins May 14 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and May 26 for everyone else.

S'mores Pizza with Miss Kathy!

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Main Library
For ages 5-12. Registration begins May 27 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and June 5 for everyone else. Measure, mix, knead, and shape the dough for your pizza. Then add the toppings and bake at home!

Fall, Balance & Spin: A Juggler's Tale

Saturday, June 28, 11 am, Main Library
Saturday, June 28, 2 pm, Village Branch
For ages 5-13. Performer Paul Miller of Flow Circus tells the story of one fateful summer when he first learns about physics. In this seemingly magical world where everything falls, balances, and spins, he defies gravity and discovers new skills. His journey begins with a single question that ultimately gets answered at the library. Registration begins June 9 for Haverstraw Library cardholders at either program location and June 23 for everyone else for the Main Library program only.


Children's Programs @ the Main Library

Book Buddies

Mondays, July 7 - August 4, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Students in grades 7-12 come in and read with a younger student!

Bouncing Babies

Tuesdays, June 30 - August 14, 10:15 am
For non-walkers up to 36 months and their adults. Stories, songs, fingerplays and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration now open for all.

Chicken Dumplings with Miss Kathy

Tuesday, July 15, 7:30 pm
For ages 8-12. Use dumpling wrappers to create delicious Asian dumplings, then bring them home to cook! Registration begins July 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and July 11 for everyone else.

Family Storytime & Craft

Wednesdays, July 2 - August 13, 10:15 am
Thursdays, July 1 - August 12, 6 pm
For ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and a simple art activity! Registration is now open for everyone.

Grilled Cheese & Nachos with Miss Kathy

Monday, August 11, 5 pm
For ages 5-12. Make your own grilled cheese! Registration begins August 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and August 8 for everyone else.

Minecraft @ the Library!

Monday - Thursday, June 23 - June 26, 10 am - 12 pm & 3 pm - 6 pm
Friday, June 27, 10 am - 12 pm & 3 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, June 28, 1 pm - 4 pm

Help the Library to win a copy of Minecraft by making a replica of our building in the game. Children and Teens can sign up and play in teams of 2 or 3 for a 30 minute session.

Music and Movement with Miss Fran!

Fridays, July 11, 18 & 25 and August 1 & 15, 10:30 am
For ages 1 - 5. Let's all sing together with puppets, instruments, props, lots of movement and laughter! Join Fran Roesemann and her guitar as we sing, dance, jump and have fun! Registration begins June 27 for Haverstraw Library residents and July 9 for everyone else.

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

TBA - check back later for dates and times
Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-to-one to a therapy dog!

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, July 1 - August 12, 7 pm
Thurdays, July 3 - August 14, 10:15 am
Saturday, July 5 - August 9, 11 am
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs, puppets, crafts and more! Registration is now open.

Preschool Yoga with Miss Sue

Mondays, July 7 - 28, 5:45 pm
For 4-5 year olds without an adult. This playful class will move your child's body and enhance their imagination. Simple yoga poses will be incorporated into games, music, stories, and art. Increased body awareness, attention span, energy release, and relaxation are just some of the benefits of this fun class! Registration for Haverstraw Library cardholders only is now open.

Ronald McDonald's "Check It Out" Reading Program: Meet Ronald McDonald!

Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
For ages 4-12. Registration begins now for Haverstraw Library cardholders and August 13 for everyone else.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, June 30 - August 11, 2 pm
For ages 3-6. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration is now open.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots

Mondays, June 30 - August 11, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, July 1 - August 12, 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.

Toddler Yoga with Miss Sue

Monday, July 7 - 28, 5 pm
This creative approach will stimulate your child's imagination while enhancing sensory and motor development. Simple yoga poses will be introduced and combined with stories, music, and props. Come stretch, strengthen, and relax while bonding with your toddler in a unique way! Registration for Haverstraw Library cardholders only is now open.


Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Family Movies

Mondays, July 14 & 28 and August 11 & 25, 5:30 pm
Grades K - 5. Watch movies on the big screen! Families are welcome.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, July 8 & 22 and August 11 & 25, 11:30 am
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, songs and more! Registration now open for all.

LEGO Building Club & Board Games

Fridays, July & August, 4 pm - 5 pm
For ages 4-12. No registration required. Play checkers, chess, Candyland, Trouble, Perfection, Scrabble and more! Not in board games? Use our LEGOs or bring your own. Build by yourself or with a friend!

Ronald McDonald's "Check It Out" Reading Program: Meet Ronald McDonald!

Wednesday, August 27, 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
For ages 4-12. Registration begins August 13 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only.

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

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Homework Help


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
Discovery Education: BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper

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
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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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