Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
   

Children's Services

Library Guides

Need some help finding good reads? Want some useful tips and information? Check out the library guides below with more coming soon! If you would like to see a guide for something specific, please drop by the Children's Reference desk and let us know.

Awesome Audio Books
Bicycle Safety
Caldecott Award Winning Books for Illustrations
Goosebumps Read-a-Likes

Brownstone Book Fund Children's Book Donations

Brownstone Book Fund Donates New Children's Books!

Our library has just received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books are a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books and encouraging parents and children to read together. Come to the main library to explore and enjoy our new collection!

Featured Children's Programs

Bicycle Rodeo

Saturday, May 20, 2 pm - Main Library
For ages 8-12. Bring your bike, test your riding skills on the obstacle course, learn bike safety from the Town of Haverstraw Police, and decorate your bike! HELMET REQUIRED. Parents must sign a liability waiver. Registration begins May 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only.

Chocolate Olympics

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm - Main Library
Friday, June 2, 4 pm - Village Branch
For grades 2-6. Attention chocolate lovers! Play games, win prizes, and eat chocolate! Registration begins May 19 for Haverstraw library cardholders for Village Branch and June 1 for Main Library.

Star Wars Book Club

Thursdays, May 18-June 1, 7 pm
For grades 4-7. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... A movie started a phenomenon! We'll talk about the Star Wars movies, games and books. Registration begins May 4.

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Children's Programs @ the Main Library

Bicycle Rodeo

Saturday, May 20, 2 pm
For ages 8-12. Bring your bike, test your riding skills on the obstacle course, learn bike safety from the Town of Haverstraw Police, and decorate your bike! HELMET REQUIRED. Parents must sign a liability waiver. Registration begins May 1 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only.

Chocolate Olympics

Thursday, June 8, 6:30 pm
For grades 3-6. Attention chocolate lovers! Play games, win prizes and eat chocolate! Registration begins June 1.

Crafts with Miss Cheryl

Wednesdays, May 17 and June 14, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-8. Make a fun craft! Registration begins 1 week before program for everyone.

Coloring Club

Wednesdays, May 24-June 28, 10:30 am
For children and their adults. Unstructured ART for all ages. No registration, just drop in! Enchanted Forest and other "Inky Treasure" coloring pages and pencils will be provided for adults.

Junior Builders Club

Mondays, May 8 & 22, 5 pm
Wednesdays, May 3, 17 & 31 and June 14 & 28, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-7. Build with LEGOs, Lincoln Logs and K'nex! No registration required.

Maker Mondays - Jewelry Workshop Make Your Own Bracelet

Mondays, June 5-19, 4:30 pm
For gardes 4-6. Make your own beadwoven jewelry! Master the basics of the "peyote stitch" and advance at your own pace with a choice of projects. Registration begins May 22.

Minecraft Challengers

For grades 1-3: Mondays, May 1 and June 26, 4 pm
For grades 3-6: Saturdays, May 20 and June 10, 3 pm
For grades 1-6: Fridays, May 26 and June 16, 4 pm
Play Minecraft! No registration required.

Music & Movement with Miss Fran!

Thursdays, May 25 and June 1-15, 10:30 am
For children 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 May 11 for Haverstraw Library cardholders.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

To be announced. Check in-house and online calendars for dates and times.
Come listen to North Rockland students read stories to family and friends! No registration required. Just walk in!

Pajama Storytime

Tuesdays, May 16 & June 13, 7 pm
For ages 3-5. Enjoy a storytime with everyone in pajamas! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Registration begins 1 week before each program for everyone.

PAWS for Reading: R-E-A-D to a Dog!

To be announced. Check in-house and online calendars for dates and times.
For ages 5 and up. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a therapy dog.

Playtime Storytime

Fridays, May 5 - June 30, 10:30 am
All ages welcome! No registration. Join us for fun on Fridays! Stories & Songs, Sensory Storytime with cool activities, Fun with Non-Fiction, and more!

Saturday Tales & Tunes

Saturdays, May 20 & June 10, 11 am
For walkers up to 35 months and their adults. Stories, fingerplays, songs and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration begins 1 week before each program for everyone.

Science in Action!

Thursdays, May 4-25, 5 pm
For grades 4-7. Participate in fun chemistry, physics, and technology experiments to discover more about the world around you! Registration is now open.

Sew-You Club

Thursdays, June 15-29, 7 pm
For ages 11-13. Learn basic sewing skills and make fun projects like bookmarks and pillows. Registration begins June 1.

Share & Care Club

Mondays, May 1 & June 5, 10 am
An opportunity for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers to discuss various parenting joys and woes. Share your secrets and learn tips from other families. While parents enjoy the discussion there will be a program provided for their toddlers in the next room. Registration begins 1 week before each program.

Silly Shake-Out!

Saturdays, May 27 & June 24, 11 am
For ages 3-5. Put an extra spring in your step and dance your sillies out! Limited registration begins 2 weeks before program for everyone.

Star Wars Book Club

Thursdays, May 18-June 1, 7 pm
For grades 4-7. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... A movie started a phenomenon! We'll talk about the Star Wars movies, games and books. Registration begins May 4.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, May 1-15, 2 pm
Wednesdays, May 3-17, 10:30 am
For ages 3-5. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration now open for everyone.

Tales & Tunes

Mondays, May 1-15, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, May 2-16, 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 for everyone.

Yoga for ages 5-7 with Miss Sue

Wednesdays, May 3-24, 6 pm
Registration for this 4-week session is now open for Haverstraw Library members only. A fun, creative approach to yoga that uses games, music and props. Learn poses that increase strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Yoga for ages 8-11 with Miss Sue

Wednesdays, June 7-28, 6 pm
Registration for this 4-week session begins May 24 for Haverstraw Library members only. A fun, creative approach to yoga that uses games, music and props. Learn poses that increase strength, flexibility, coordination and balance.

Wee Craft Together

Mondays, May 8 & June 12, 10 am
Tuesdays, May 9 & June 13, 6 pm
For ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Make a fun craft together! Registration begins one week before program for HKDPL members and the day before for everyone else.

Springtime fun

Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Chocolate Olympics

Friday, June 2, 4 pm
For grades 2-6. Attention chocolate lovers! Play games, win prizes, and eat chocolate! Registration begins May 19 for Haverstraw library cardholders.

Family Movies

Mondays, May 15 and June 5 & 19, 5 pm
For ages 4-12. Join us for a fun family movie! No registration required.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

To be announced. Check in-house and online calendars for dates and times.
Come listen to North Rockland students read stories to family and friends! No registration required. Just walk in!

Friday Fun @ the Village

Fridays, May 5 - 26 and June 9-30, 4 pm
For ages 5 and up. Enjoy a different program every week: Straw Rockets, Tower Challenges, Builders Club, 3-D Fun with 3-D pens, Code Club, Crafts and Science Squad! No registration. Check our in-house calendars for more information.

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

To be announced. Check in-house and online calendars for dates and times.
For ages 5 and up. Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a therapy dog.

Playstation 4

Tuesdays, May 2 - June 27, 4:30 pm
For ages 6-16. Come in to play games on the PS4 on the big screen! No registration required.

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!

iPads and Early Literacy Computers Available!

Come try out our 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!

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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

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
Boscobel House & Gardens
Guggenheim Museum
Hudson Highlands Nature Museums
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Museum of the City of New York
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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