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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.

19th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival

Sunday, November 16, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
By proclamation of County Executive Edwin J. Day: November 16, 2014 is Storytelling Day in the County of Rockland! Hear stories from Julie Pasqual, Elise Krakower, Chick Stead and Pamela Schembri! Listen to high school student storytellers with friends and family. Make story crafts with your child and enjoy light refreshments with everyone. Come and have fun at this free multicultural family event on Sunday, November 16, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm at the Main Library in Garnerville. Like the Festival on Facebook at RCNYStorytellingFestival and check out the gallery. No registration requried. See you in November!

Gingerbread Party!

Wednesday, December 3, 4:30 pm - Main Library
For ages 3-7. Make gingerbread men, gingerbread houses and more! Limited registration begins November 19 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and December 1 for everyone else.

Mad Science: Fire & Ice

Saturday, November 22, 2 pm - Village Branch
For ages 5-11. Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion! Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice. Check out the "Big Burp," the "Spoon Sizzle" and the famous "Mad Science Shower," as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. Be amazed as you learn about chemical reactions and the states of matter. Registration begins November 10 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only.

Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole with Miss Kathy!

Tueday, November 18, 6:30 pm - Main Library
For ages 7-12. Make chicken or vegetable quesadillas and then make guacamole from scratch! Registration begins November 4 for Haverstraw Library cardholders.

Thanksgiving

Children's Programs @ the Main Library

Family Movies

Thursdays, November 6 & 20 and December 18, 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. All movies are on the Mid-Level.

Family Storytime & Craft

Wednesdays, November 5 - December 17, 10:15 am & 2 pm
For ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and a simple art activity! Registration is open for everyone.

Gingerbread Party!

Wednesday, December 3, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-7. Make gingerbread men, gingerbread houses and more! Limited registration begins November 19 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and December 1 for everyone else.

LEGO CLub

Fridays, 4 pm
For children ages 4-12. Come in and play with LEGO building blocks or bring your own. Create something simple or something out of this world! No registration requied.

Mad Science: Up, Up & Away!

Sunday, November 9, 2 pm
For ages 5-11. This spellbinding special event introduces you to the principles of air and pressure! You think homework is pressure? Just wait until you learn how the weight of the earth's atmosphere pushes down on you with the force of two elephants!

Explore how Bernoulli's Principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly or how air pressure can be used to launch a hot air balloon! Watch in amazement as our vortex generator creates giant smoke rings. Want even more pressure? Watch as a chemical reaction creates enough pressure to shoot objects through the air.

Mad Science shows are fun and educational and this program will leave you flying high! Registration begins October 27 for everyone.

The Minecraft Challengers

Thursday, November 13 and December 11, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
For grades 2-6. Talk and play everything Minecraft! Registration begins one week before the program for everyone.

North Rockland Reading Adventures!

Check in-house and online calendars for dates.
Come listen to North Rockland students from West Haverstraw Elementary and Stony Point Elementary read stories to family and friends! No registration. All is welcome.

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, November 18 & December 9, 7 pm
For ages 3-5. Enjoy a storytime with everyone in pajamas! Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Registration is open for everyone.

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

Check online calendars for dates and times.
Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-to-one to a therapy dog!

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, November 4 - December 16, 7 pm
Thurdays, November 6 - December 18, 10:15 am
For ages 3-5. Stories, songs, puppets, crafts and more! Registration is now open.

Preschool Yoga with Miss Sue

Mondays, November 10 - 24, 5:45 pm
Registration for this 4-week session begins October 23 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only. 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!

Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole with Miss Kathy!

Tueday, November 18, 6:30 pm
For ages 7-12. Make chicken or vegetable quesadillas and then make guacamole from scratch! Registration begins November 4 for Haverstraw Library cardholders.

Science Squad

Wednesdays, November 19 & December 10, 7 pm
For grades 4-6. Explore flight in November and optical illusions in December! Registration begins one week before each program for everyone.

Stories & Craft

Mondays, November 3 - December 15, 2 pm
Fridays, November 7 - December 19, 11:30 am
For ages 3-6. Stories, crafts, and more! Registration is now open for everyone.

Tales & Tunes

Mondays, November 3 - December 15, 11:30 am & 7 pm
Tuesdays, November 4 - December 16, 11:30 am
For walkers up to age 3 and their adult guardians. Enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles! Parent/caregiver participation required. Registration now open for everyone.

Thiells Elementary Reading Adventures

Thursday, December 4, 6 pm
Come and enjoy students from Thiells Elementary read stories. All are welcome! No registration required - just come in.

Toddler Yoga with Miss Sue

Mondays, November 3 - 24, 5 pm
Registration for this 4-week session begins October 23 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only. 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!

Uglydoll Party

Wednesday, November 12, 4:30 pm
For ages 3-7. Ugly means unique and different! Limited registration begins November 3 for Haverstraw Library cardholders and November 10 for everyone else.

Wee Craft Together

Tuesdays, November 4 & December 2, 6 pm
For ages 2-4 with a caregiver. Listen to stories and make fun craft together! Registration is now open for everyone.

Winter

Children's Programs @ the Village Branch

Drop-In Crafts

Tuesdays, November 18 & December 16, 4:30 pm
For grades K-5. Come in and join us for a craft! No registration, just come in.

Family Movies

Mondays, November 10 & 24 and December 8 & 22, 5:30 pm
For ages 4-12. Watch movies on the big screen! Families are welcome.

Family Storytime

Tuesday, November 11 & December 9, 10:30 am
For ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Stories, songs and more! No registration, just come in!

LEGO Building Club & Board Games

Fridays, November & December, 4 pm - 5 pm
For ages 4-12. No registration required. Play checkers, chess, Candyland, Trouble, Perfection, Scrabble and more! Not in board games? Build something with our LEGOs!

Mad Science: Fire & Ice

Saturday, November 22, 2 pm
For ages 5-11. Learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion! Then, cool off with spectacular demonstrations involving dry ice. Check out the "Big Burp," the "Spoon Sizzle" and the famous "Mad Science Shower," as we will explore the science behind this amazing frozen gas. Be amazed as you learn about chemical reactions and the states of matter. Registration begins November 10 for Haverstraw Library cardholders only.

North Rockland Reading Adventures

To be announced. Please check online calendars or in-house flyers for dates and times.
Come listen to North Rockland students read stories to family and friends. No registration required. All are welcome!

PAWS for Reading

Saturday, November 1, 10:30 am - 12 pm
Sign up for a 15 minute session to read one-on-one to a theraphy dog!

West Haverstraw Elementary Reading Adventures

Monday, December 15, 6 pm
Come listen to West Haverstraw Elementary students read stories to family and friends. No registration required. All are welcome!

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

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
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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