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.

These Books can also help you explain racism and protest to your kids: NY Times Anti-Racism Books.

HKDPL is now on Youtube!

summer reading

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.

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

Page Turner Adventures

Pirate Week!

Pirate Map

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.



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!



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!

Tween Talk

tween talk

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.



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.

Around the World for grades 3-6

Hans Christian Andersen for grades k-3

Introducing Surprise Book Bags

Presentando libros sorpresa

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 RequestHaz 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 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.

The BFG Bookclub in a Bag

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:

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!


Dungeons and Dragons

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


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.

Pumpkin Art Gallery

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:

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 willems.

50 Experiments for 50 Days

50 Experiments for 50 Days

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.

The experiments will then be released daily on their Facebook page and Instagram page so that you and your kids can follow along.

"Be sure to like our Facebook Page @SpanglerScience and Instagram Page @SteveSpanglerScience to join in on the fun of our 50 Experiments in 50 Days!"

summer reading

summer reading

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.

Playaway Launchpad - A Learning Tablet for Children

Playaway Launchpad

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!


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 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 Check out Discovery for Kids 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