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

These Books Can 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.

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!

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:

Children's Programs

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 willems.

COVID-19: Tell Us Your Story

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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 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.

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!

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