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

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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.

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 1 - Farmyard Friends

Show Day - Myrtle Over the Moon

In this original Moooosical Adventure, a “boring bovine” seeks love and fame on MooTube by attempting to jump over the moon using a trampoline, roller skates, and a jetpack. She fails, but finally realizes the appreciation she craves was there all along. A cast of talented kids join Kenny and Page Turner in a fun tale of farmyard friendship.

Craft Day - Cow Spinners

With a few paper plates and some simple supplies, you can make your own Myrtle Over the Moon! Or Sam Over the Moon, or Jessica Over the Moon, or…

Download Cow over the Moon Spinner Directions here

Author/Illustrator Day - Tammi Sauer

Tammi Sauer has written 30 picture books with more on the way! In this Author Spotlight, Tammi will tell us about two of her fun farm-themed books, THE FARM THAT MAC BUILT and her latest book, NOT NOW, COW.

Mashup Day - Clucking Chicken Cups

Time for another egg-cellent craft. Today we’re making chickens out of cups that actually cluck!

Download Clucking Chicken Cup Directions here

Guest - Farmer Kamal Bell

Kamal Bell had a farm… ee i ee i oh! Kamal takes us on a virtual tour of Sankofa farms, including their working beehives!

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Week 2 - Fish Tales

Show Day - The Ocean's Got Talent

We’ve searched the seven seas for some of the ocean’s most talented creatures. Octopus will perform an amazing escape, Mantis Shrimp will prove he’s not just a pretty face, and Angler Fish has an act you’ll definitely want to catch. With all this talent, will Sea Slug be able to shine? Puppetry and live action make this show a watery wonder.

Craft Day - Ocean Scene Prints

With some recycled styrofoam and water based markers, you can “print” your own beautiful ocean scene.

Download Ocean Scene Prints Directions here

Author/Illustrator Day - Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her many titles include Chirp, and the popular Ranger in Time chapter books about a time-traveling dog. In this video, Kate talks to Page Turner about the creatures who live Over and Under the Pond AND Over and Under the Rainforest!

Mashup Day - Coffee Filter Fish

With some water based markers and a little H2O, coffee filters are transformed into colorful sea creatures.

Download Coffee Filter Fish Directions here

Guest - Yasu Ishida

Yasu is an award-winning performer who combines traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling into one-of-a-kind performances. Yasu amaze you with stories, then show you how to make your very own origami water creatures!

Week 3 - Pet Pals

Show Day - Such a Library!

Kenny’s many pets keep interrupting his Zoom call and he is frustrated! So Page Turner tells him the folktale, It Could Always be Worse. Then she gives it a modern-day twist by transporting the tale (and the audience) to a library filled with animals, a magical book, a wacky librarian named, Miss Understood. Based on the book SUCH A LIBRARY! By Jill Ross Nadler (aka Page Turner).

Craft Day - Pop Up Book

With an old file folder and a pair of scissors, kids can create their own magical Pet PopUp Book just like Miss Understood’s!

Download Pop Up Books Directions here

Author/Illustrator Day - Donna Gephart

Author Donna Gephart and illustrator Francesca Chessa who will talk about their picture book GO BE WONDERFUL! Which features a spunky girl named Daisy and her pet dog, Mr. Bonkers. We’ll also get a sneak peek at Donna’s new novel for older readers, ABBY TRIED AND TRUE. And we’ll have a bonus video from Francesca Chessa that shows kids how to draw their own pet pictures.

Mashup Day - Pet Pal Sandwiches

This delicious treat is part art project and part recipe, and all you need is a slice of bread and any fixins’ you can find around the house.

Download Open Face Sandwich Directions here

Guest - Pet Detective Jamie Katz

Yup, pet detectives are really a thing, and Jamie Katz (her REAL name!) is one of the best as Kenny and Page found out first hand when Jamie helped them find their lost cat, Philo. Jamie will introduce us to her sniffer dogs, Gable and Fletcher and show us how they help her find lost pets.

Week 4 - Celebrity Critters

Show Day - The Pawcademy Awards!

Get ready to roll out the red carpet when a cast of special guests join Kenny and Page Turner during this classic awards-style show honoring furry friends of the silver screen, hero animals, and presidential pets.

Craft Day - Celebrity Paw Prints

Using construction paper, paint, and craft foam, we’ll create celebrity paw prints worthy of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Download Celebrity Paw Prints Directions here

Author/Illustrator Day - Pat Cummings

Super-Star author and illustrator, Pat Cummings is the recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. She’ll share her latest book WHERE IS MOMMY as well as ANANSE AND THE LIZARD.

Mashup Day - Read Aloud and Draw Along

Pat Cummings is back! She’ll Read-Aloud from her book, HARVEY MOON, MUSEUM BOY. This fun story features a boy and his pet lizard who go on a museum adventure and wind up in their very own movie.

Guest - Puppy Pals Show

Wesley has been on America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent, now he joins our Animal Adventures with an excerpt from his hilarious Puppy Pals show, featuring cute canines creating controlled chaos!

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

Author/Illustrator Day - David DePasquale

Illustrator David DePasquale will share his debut picture book A WISDOM OF WOMBATS about the wonderful words we use to describe groups of animals. David is also the lead character designer on Arlo the Alligator Boy, a new Netflix movie available now! Grab a pencil and paper because David will teach you how to draw Arlo!

Mashup Day - Puppeteer Jim Hammond and Puppet Craft

Get ready for a roaring good time when Jim Hammond shares some backstage secrets, and teaches us the five steps to becoming a fantastic puppeteer. This day includes a bonus video that will teach you how to make your own “peeper puppets” just like Jim’s.

Download Hand Puppet Directions here

Guest - Teachers of Nature, Superhero Animals

Every animal needs a superpower to survive. Cheetahs have speed, chameleons have camouflage and birds have flight. Meet real live animal superheroes in this “wild” program.

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