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-2nd 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. Programs are held on Mondays or Thursdays at 2:00 pm. Program does not run in August.*


Arts & Craft Club

 In this one hour session for kids in 3-6 grade, your child will use their creative abilities to make fun projects such as Apple Sacks, Locker Pockets, Winter Wreaths, Valentine Cards and Umbrellas. This club meets once a month at 4:30PM.

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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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Mad Hatter Tea Party

3-6 year olds (sorry no younger siblings)

Saturday, July 21


The Mad Hatter is holding a tea party.  There will be stories, pin the tail on the white rabbit and apple juice with graham crackers.

Sign up beginning Saturday, July 14.

Open to residents of the Suffern Central School District.

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Songwriting & Video Workshop

with Alice

1st-3rd grade

Tuesday, July 24


Alice Leon takes us through the the world of songwriting.  The group will create an original song and a video to accompany the song.  Always a fun program, space is limited, so don’t forget to register.

Sign up beginning Tuesday, July 17

Open to residents of the Suffern Central School District.

Young Girl in Suffern Library's Children's Room

Cooking With Popcorn

Parent/Child 4 years & up

Thursday, August 2


What goes with a good movie that was based on a book? Well popcorn of course! Theresa Grimm will share new ways to use popcorn.  Create your own snack mix at our Popcorn Bar. Taste some delicious Popcorn Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Sign up beginning Thursday July 26.

Open to residents of the Suffern Central School District.

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.