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!

Anti-Racism Books for Kids

anti-racism reading list

The library has created this guide designed to raise awareness of social justice issues.

HKDPL is now on Youtube!

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Explore our Library‘s YouTube channel for stories, crafts, yoga, and more! HKDPL Youtube.

REVENGE OF THE TOXIC ROBOT

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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.

Click Here to Watch!

After you click the link, you can sign in with either your Google or Facebook account, or create a free Talewise account.

Children's Programs

PAGETURNERS ANNOUNCES INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

PageTurners is back this Summer with a whole new adventure - The Animal Adventures Summer Reading Program!

Each week this summer, we will post new videos that include comedy shows, children’s book author interviews, virtual field trips, guest performers, contests, games, recipes and arts and crafts projects.

Week 5 - Show Day

Show Day - Safari Stories

What animal eats upside down? Can you pronk like a springbok? What animals never fart? These questions and more will be answered during Sofa Safari, the interactive game show that takes you on a safari without leaving your sofa!

Craft Day - Flashlight Safari

A zip lock bag, black and white construction paper, and permanent markers are all that’s needed to make this project that’s part craft and part optical illusion.

Download Flashlight Safari Directions here

Juggling Workshop!

Pageturners presents Juggling Workshop!. Learn to juggle with Kenny Mikey, a former Ringling Bros. clown! Kenny will teach you the five “Ps” of juggling: Patience, Persistence, Practice, Positive Attitude.

You’ll start by juggling scarves, then learn to make your own juggling balls. No scarves? No problem! You can use plastic grocery bags. And the balls are made from balloons and birdseed. You’ll have “ball” in this fun, interactive workshop.

Download Juggling Ball Directions here

PageTurner Adventures features new shows every week! Click Here for previous week's videos and arts and crafts!

SUMMER READING CLUB & READ TO ME

June 28 - August 21

Students can register in-person at the Library or online with READsquared. Check our website for updates. Come to the Library for BINGO cards, stickers, and prizes! You can also go online to track all the books you read over the summer, access virtual programs, and be eligible to win badges and prizes.

Virtual Storytelling

For ages 5-12 and their families. Storyteller Donna Washington's performance will be on-demand all week!

Donna Washington is a multiple award winning recording artist and storyteller. Donna has performed at thousands of schools & libraries and numerous storytelling festivals throughout the country. She also offers workshops in storytelling, writing, education, and creative drama for librarians and educators as well. These days you can find her traveling the country at festivals, conferences, schools, & libraries telling stories & giving workshops for anyone who is willing to listen to her.

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 more information:
Call the library at 845-786-3800 ext 25
Click here for a video explaining more about live tutoring.
Click here here to watch an overview of HelpNow.

Welcome Baby with a Board Book

Besos for Baby book

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!

LIKE READING COMICS?

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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!

eSebco Books

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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!

The Mummy at Mystery Mansion

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.

Mo Willems

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

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.

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 Barbie.com Check out the Sanrio webite Visit PBS Kids Check out Thomas the Train's Site Go to Sesame Street Starwars!! Go! Go to Nick Jr Site Visit Disney 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! Pokemon - Gotta catch 'em all! ABCYa Brain POP Brain POP Jr

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