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.*

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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.*

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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.*

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Arts & Craft Clubs

We now offer three different Arts & Crafts Clubs at 4:30.  We offer a half hour for Kindergarten-2nd grade on the first Thursday of the month and for 3-5 year olds on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  We still offer an hour program for 3rd-6th grade on the first Wednesday of the month.

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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.

Events

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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Winter/Spring Storytime Registration

Registration for the next session of weekly storytimes is now under way.  Storytimes begin the week of January 21st and run through the 2nd week of May.  Please pick up a copy of the Children’s Department Newsletter for more information or check out our online calendar of events.
You may also contact us at 845-357-1237 or email Miss Jennifer at jsmith@suffernfreelibrary.org 
All programs are limited to residents of the Suffern Central School District.
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Drop in Storytimes

 

National Dragon Day-Wednesday, January 16

10:15 Newborn-2 years old

11:15 2-5 years old

4:30-5:00 Drop in Craft for 4-7 year olds

Winnie the Pooh Day-Friday, January 18

10:15 Newborn-2 years old

11:15 2-5 years old

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Arts & Crafts

3-5 year olds

Decorate a flower pot

Wednesday, January 23 from 4:30-5:00

or

Thursday, January 21 from 2:00-2:30

First we decorate our flower pot using permanent markers, then we will plant something in the pot.  Maybe a flower, maybe some seeds Miss Jennifer won’t know what until she goes to the gardening store.

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.