Kid’s Corner

About the Children’s Room

When your kids enter the Children’s Room they’ll be greeted with warm smiles and a friendly environment. Children can enjoy watching our aquarium fish, or creating stories in the puppet theatre. Our toddler area is a comfortable space for children to play games, explore, crawl around, read and be read to. For older kids doing homework, there are quiet study areas and computers with filtered Internet access. While your kids are having fun, check out our great selection of parenting books.

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Story Times

Join us for our seasonal weekly story times where your kids will enjoy being read to, singing songs and creating a story specific craft.  Newborns through 4 year olds are invited to register in January, June and September.*


Elementary Explorers

Each month kids will explore new topics using books, crafts, science, technology and more. Programs are held on Thursday(Kindergarten-3rd grade). Program does not run in July and August.*


Discovery Zone

Each month kids between 3-5 years old will explore new topics using books, crafts, science, technology and more. Program is held on Thursdays at 2:00 pm. Program does not run in August.*


Arts & Craft Clubs

We now offer two different Arts & Crafts Clubs at 4:30.  We offer a half hour for Kindergarten & up on the first Wednesday or Thursday of the month and for 3-5 year olds on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Book Discussion

Book Discussions

Kids in grades 4-6 will enjoy meeting with peers to discuss the book of the month. The group meets once a month in the evening. Kids get to keep the books after the discussion. Registration dates are noted in the calendar of events. *

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Homework Help

Need help with school? The Library has 14 databases including encyclopedias, magazines, atlases, biographies, newspapers, language help, science help…and so much more. Use your Suffern Library card to get started.


Children’s events are generally open to residents of the Suffern Central School District. All registration is done online. Registration for most events begins one week in advance, unless otherwise noted. “Walk-In” events or “Drop-In” events do not require registration. Please call us if you need help with the registration at 845-357-1237.

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Arts & Crafts

3-5 year olds

Wednesday, May 22



Decorate A Garden Windmill
Dress up your garden with some beautiful windmills.
Register beginning Wednesday, May 15
Open to children who are residents of the Suffern Central School


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Mad Science-Spy Academy

Kindergarten-3rd grade

Monday, June 3


Spy Academy
Look out 007-the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session!  From edible messages and decoding clues, students will have the opportunity to check out the skills that spies have in this hands-on journey into the world of espionage.  Students will make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker to communicate stealthily at home, like real spies.

All programs are limited to residents of the Suffern Central School District.

Register beginning Monday, May 27

Young Girl in Suffern Library's Children's Room

Drop in May/June Programming

For children who are residents of the Suffern Central School District

 Tuesdays, May 21, 28, June 4, 11 and 18
2:00-2″30 Arts & Crafts for 2 years old & up
Wednesdays, May 22, 29, June 5, 12 & 19
11:15-11:45 Drop In Chalk Art for 2 years old & up with parent/caregiver
Rain or shine. Meet in children’s room
Thursdays, May 23, 30, June 6, 13 and 20
10:15-10:45 Drop in Stories Newborn-2 year olds
Fridays, May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21
11:15-11:45 Drop in Stories for newborn & up

Great Reads

We have thousands of books, including the most popular bestsellers! Download them today! If a book is not available, you can place a hold on your favorite titles and you will be notified when they are available to download. These books can be downloaded onto all popular eBook Readers.