The library has created this guide designed to raise awareness of social justice issues.
These Books can also help you explain racism and protest to your kids: NY Times Anti-Racism Books.
Explore our Library‘s YouTube channel for stories, crafts, yoga, and more! HKDPL Youtube.
We have a fun and interactive science program for kids and their families from Talewise Science. Join us for activities, hands-on experiments, and a fun animated story called Revenge of the Toxic Robot.
After you click the link, you can sign in with either your Google or Facebook account, or create a free Talewise account.
No pirate would be complete without buccaneer gear! Learn how to make your own pirate map made from a paper lunch sack.
Shiver me timbers! Get ready me hearties for some seafaring fun with an outrageous show and pirate themed Arrrrrts and crafts.
Download Pirate Map directions here
Click here to watch new shows and make new crafts every week.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK - ARTS AND CRAFTS
Celebrate National Library Week by making a Bookworm Bookmark! Come to the library during National Library Week, April 4-10, and pick up a Bookworm Bookmark craft kit! Get all the supplies you need to make the craft, plus a link to an online read-aloud celebrating libraries and reading!
CHILDREN'S EARTH DAY CRAFT PROJECT: TOTES ADORABLE!
Visit the Children's Room during the week of Earth Day (April 19-25) and pick up all of the supplies you will need to decorate your very own tote bag. Kits will include a tote bag, crayons and foam stickers!
Celebrate National Library Week!
For ages 9-13. Join Tween Talk on Wed., 4/7, 7:15 - 8 pm. Share a book you love, play a trivia game, and win prizes! Register at 845.786.3800 x25 with your email to receive the Zoom link.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK WITH TWO AMAZING SHOWS!
Lou Del Bianco performs two amazing shows to celebrate stories - Hans Christian Anderson for grades K-3 and Around the World for grades 3-6.
No registration necessary! Just click the links below to view the videos and celebrate National Library Week.
Introducing Surprise Book Bags
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Introducing Surprise Book Bags for HKDPL cardholders.Get a fun surprise selection of books and other library material based on your child's preferences when you stop by for curbside pickup. Request your bag here: HKDPL Surprise Book Bag Request. Haz tu solicitud en español aquí. A librarian will call you when your items are ready for curbside pickup.
BrainFuse: HelpNow Live Tutoring
On March 1st HKDPL launches on-demand, anywhere online tutoring for all learners! HKDPL cardholders may go directly to Brainfuse.
For grades 3 - 6.
As an amazing "human bean" you're invited to participate in The BFG Book Club in a Bag Curbside Pickup Program. Collect your complimentary copy of Roald Dahl's book along with some "hopscotchy" activities, a dreamy craft and "delumptious" treat.
Register by calling the library at (845) 786-3800 ext 25.
Click here to follow Miss Annadora's Book Club in a bag:
Haverstraw Library welcomes parents and their new baby to the community!
The Library invites our newest little patron and their family to drop by the Children's Department and pick up Besos for Baby, an adorable bilingual English/Spanish board book.
We invite parents to explore all we have to offer from parenting materials, children's programs, early literacy books and devices and much more. Drop by today!
With LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus, you have access to more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga — including popular titles like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Big Nate, Bone, How to Draw Manga, My Little Pony, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Stranger Things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds more.
All you need is your library card to get started.
Just use our link to ComicsPlus then Log In using your library card!
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!
Can you solve the mystery before Frankie and Casey?
Join us as we unravel the mystery of the mummy, and learn some awesome science concepts along the way!
Frankie and Casey visit their uncle for his annual Halloween party, only to find out that a creepy Mummy has been scaring everyone away! Some say the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea. Join them on their adventure to unravel the mystery of the mummy! Along the way, you’ll explore some spooky and exciting science concepts about blackouts, mummification and more!
Just click the Talewise link then create your free account to get access to more videos and activities.
Look at these amazing pumpkins decorated by our young patrons! Aren’t they wonderful? Did you take home a pumpkin to decorate as a children’s book character? If you did and would like us to display your artwork in an online gallery, please email us a photo of your artwork along with your name and age to: HKDPLkidstuff@gmail.com
The Kennedy Center’s first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLES. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons as Mo invites you to doodle together and explore ways of writing and making.
Viewers can see 15 episodes now to participate in the doodle at www.kennedy-center.org/mo willems.
Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the current events. Education and the care of young children have been greatly impacted, and we understand the stress it causes everyone. We are hard at work to address how to provide your children with quality options to keep them learning, engaged and entertained at home.
To help, the Steve Spangler Science team will be sharing "50 Experiments for 50 Days", starting on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 9:00 am PT / 12:00 pm ET. Steve will go Live on his Facebook page @SteveSpangler on Mondays each week to announce that week's experiments.
We hope you all had a wonderful time at 2019's King Con! For images from the event and more, drop by the King Con page.
The kids only learning tablet is here! Choose a tablet with a subject or theme you love. Then, start exploring! They're fun, easy to use, and kid-friendly. Place a hold online today or drop by the library!
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.
Is your child itching to play online games? Try these curated sites: