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 Wednesday(Kindergarten) or Thursday(1st-2nd 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. Programs are held on Mondays or Thursdays at 2:00 pm. Program does not run in August.*

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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.

Events

Children’s events are generally open to residents of the Ramapo 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 Science

Super Sticky Stuff

Kindergarten-3rd grade

Monday, June 5

5:00-5:45

Students will be given the opportunity to perform inquiry-based experiments to test the properties of adhesive objects. Since chemistry is the study of the interaction of particles that are too small to see, students will be presented with objects such as Velcro that model what is happening at the microscopic level. They will develop an understanding of the science of sticky elements and practice hands-on activities to explore the nature of natural and synthetic adhesive materials. The children assemble a Professor Beakerdude kit, a set of reusable adhesives and a beaker that they can take home and use to perform experiments.

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Make Friends with Books

Summer Reading 2017

Registration for both our Reading Program & Summer Storytime begins Monday, June 12.

Children who are residents of the Ramapo Central School District

Newborn through entering 6th grade

Program runs through August.  Registration runs through July 31st.

The summer will be filled with fun, friendship, laughter and contests.

We have great programs including Flow Circus & Reptile Rescue.

Please hang out at the library this summer.  We are.

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Drop in Lego (c) Mania

Saturday, May 27

10:00-4:30

Kindergarten & up

Younger children if parents remain with them.

Use your imagination to create something using Lego(c) Bricks.  Please remember to clean up when you are done.

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.