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!

HKDPL is now on Youtube!

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

Online Art Show

online art show

The Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library is having a "Stuck Inside Art Show!" If you've been creating artwork during your time at home using any medium, 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

eSebco Books

esebco

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!

Online Art Show

Upcoming Children's Programs

Summer Reading Programs

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This year, our Summer Reading programs are online. We have a Children’s Reading Club for children aged 5 - 12, and a Read to Me Club for children under 5. Once a child signs up, they can log in all of the books they read this Summer, earn badges and become eligible for raffle prizes at the end of Summer.

Sign up here for Summer Reading!

Once you sign up, you can log in books by clicking on “LOGGING” on the left side of the page.

You will be able to log in books, picture books, audio books, e-books, or you can choose to log in the number of minutes you have read. You will earn points based on the number of books you read.

You will earn a badge every 100 points, and you will earn a certificate of completion when you have earned 1000 points.

There are also games for members to play, which can also be accessed on the left-hand side of the screen.

If anyone needs to change the language of the program, a “google translate” button can be found on the lower right of the page.

summer reading

summer reading

IMAGINE YOUR STORY! SUMMER READING PROGRAMS HAVE STARTED!

Summer Reading Starts Have Started!
Log in books online! Earn Badges and Raffle Tickets!
CHILDREN’S READING CLUB for ages 5-12!
READ TO ME for kids 5 and under!
Daily programs from PAGE TURNER ADVENTURES!

Sign up here for Summer Reading!

summer reading

summer reading

“DRAGONS: RETURN OF THE ICE SORCERESS”

A long time ago, in a faraway land, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from an evil Ice Sorceress.

When things don’t go as planned, however, the kids might need to look to themselves — and to SCIENCE! — for the answer. Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice experiments as special effects!

Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

Come Watch Science Tellers: Return of the Ice Sorceress!

Dragons Jr. - Episode 1: Lost and Found

Come Watch Dragons Jr. - Episode 1: Lost and Found


Dragons Jr. - Episode 2: Bubble Trouble

Come Watch Dragons Jr. - Episode 2: Bubble Trouble


Dragons Jr. - Episode 3: Finding Fire

Come Watch Dragons Jr. - Episode 3: Finding Fire



Page Turner Adventures

WEEK 1 - Monday: Imagine your FAIRYTALE Story

Once upon a time… It’s our first adventure through the Once Upon a Time Machine as we head into THE MIXED-UP FAIRYTALE Show featuring some of your favorite fairytale characters and a real ten-foot-tall giant!

WEEK 1 - Tuesday: Kids Craft Day

This week we’ll make paper bag gingerbread houses and Little Red Riding Hood’s no-bake cookies.

Tuesday Younger Kids Craft - Fairytale Gingerbread House

Download Fairytale House directions here

Tuesday Older Kids Craft - Little Red Riding Hood’s Cookies

Download Red Riding Hoods Cookies directions here

Week 1 - Wednesday: Author Day

We have two guest authors for our kick-off week, including the man behind MR. LEMONCELLO’S LIBRARY, Chris Grabenstein, AND librarian, storyteller, and PRESIDENT-ELECT OF ALSC, Lucia Gonzalez!

WEEK 1 - Thursday: Tween Craft Day

Our activity & craft for older kids is playing fairytale Madlibs and designing magical “golden” eggs.

Thursday Tween Kids Craft - Fairytale Madlibs

Download Fairytale Madlibs here

Thursday Tween Kids Craft - Pysanky Eggs

Download Fairytale Pysanky Eggs directions here

WEEK 1 - Friday: Guest Performer Day

Librarians will recognize our guest performer, Grammy Winning Family Funk Phenomenon, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo from his many years of producing music for CSLP and being the CSLP Reading Champion.

More info on Secret Agent 23 Skidoo can be found on his website at secretagent23skidoo.com. And, if you want to find out more about VIRTUAL rhyme writing workshops, check out THIS VIDEO and then email sarah@www.dandelionartists.com

Week 2 - Imagine Your SPACE Story

BONUS VIDEO - Pie in the Sky Dreams – ORIGINAL Page Turner Adventures Pilot TV show

WEEK 2 - Tuesday: Kids Craft Day

Tuesday Younger Kids Craft - Space Slug Craft

Download Space Slug Craft directions here

Tuesday Older Kids Craft - Alien Frisbee

Download Flying Saucer Frisbee directions here

WEEK 2 - Wednesday: Author Day

Wednesday: Author Day - Lori Haskins Hourin

Wednesday: Author Day - Lori Haskins Hourin - Part 2

Wednesday: Author Day - Priscilla Alpaugh

WEEK 2 - Thursday Tween Craft

Thursday Tween Craft - Fizzball Planet Craft

Download Fizzball Planet Craft directions here

Thursday Tween Craft - Space Case Craft

Download Space Case Craft directions here

Thursday Bonus Video - Emission Impossible

WEEK 2 - Friday: Guest Performer Day

Friday Guest Performer - Janet Ivy from Janet’s Planet

Download this week's craft supply list here

Week 3 - Monday Show Day - Steam Lab

WEEK 3 - Tuesday: Kids Craft Day

Tuesday Younger Kids Craft - Thaumatropes

Download Thaumatropes Craft directions here

Tuesday Younger Kids Craft - Balloon Rockets

Download Balloon Rockets Craft directions here

Week 3 - Wednesday: Author Day

Wednesday Author Day - JJ and Chris Grabenstein

Wednesday Author Day - Teresa Robeson

Week 3 - Thursday: Tween Kids Craft

Thursday Tween Kids Craft - Phenakistoscopes

Download Phenakistoscopes directions here

Thursday Tween Kids Craft - Solar Oven S'mores

Download Solar Oven S'mores directions here

WEEK 3 - Friday: Guest Performer Day

Friday Guest Performer - Magician and Rockin’ Eco Hero STEVE TRASH

Download this week's craft supply list here

Check back daily for more videos!


Dungeons and Dragons

Thursdays at 3:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons

Hey kids! Here’s a chance to learn how to play DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, in a free class taught by a writer that worked on The Big Bang Theory! Click the link to find out more! Classes will take place Thursdays at 3 PM!

Sign up here to learn Dungeons and Dragons at afterSchoolVillage

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.

COVID-19: Tell Us Your Story

girl flying on book

History is happening NOW!

Let’s keep a record of life during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may submit journals or other writing, drawings, photographs, video, audio, etc. Open to all ages and all residents of North Rockland.

If you are interested, just fill out the Interest Form.

We will be posting further information about this project on our website. For now, if you have any questions please email pkg427@gmail.com. If you need help getting started, we have some writing prompts to give you some ideas.

This is an ongoing project at this time so please document for as long as you are willing and able. Do not include any personal information. Details for submission will follow.

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!"

Wonderbook Weekends are Here! - Bring Story Time Home with You

Join Playaway on Instagram for Wonderbook Weekends. Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00pm noon, on Instagram Stories for a free kids read-along with Wonderbooks and Playaway.

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.

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 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