Kid’s Corner

At Home Resources, Activities, and Books for Kids

The Library’s Children’s Department has many resources for you and your children when you are at home.

  1. We are able to answer your Children’s Reference Questions by email. Simply email Miss Jennifer at jsmith@suffernfreelibrary.org.
  2. Storytime: We continue to offer storytimes each week available on the Library’s FaceBook page. Storytimes are posted two times a week.
  3. Online Resources:
    1. Resources for Teens and Children
    2. Learning Resources
    3. Clavis Publishing (Story Times)
    4. Steve Spangler Science Experiments
    5. Mad Science At-Home Experiments
  4. Download Children’s eBooks for FREE from Overdrive
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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 1st & 2nd Thursday(Kindergarten-3rd grade).  Please check the calendar for more information.

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Discover Zone

Each month kids will explore new topics. Join Miss Jennifer on Thursdays at 2:00.

Open to children 3-5 years of age.

Check out the calendar of events for more information including registration date.

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Arts & Crafts

 Arts & Crafts for all ages are held each month on the second and fourth Wednesdays.

You can choose to do it virtually on your own time or in the Library at 4:30.

Book Discussion

Book Discussions

Kids in grades 2-3 & 4-6 will enjoy meeting with peers to discuss the book of the month. Each group meets every other month at 4:30 on Thursday.  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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4th-6th grade book discussion

Thursday, August 18

4:30-5:00

Beyond The Bright Sea

Sign up online or call and then pick up a copy of the book at the Library.
First 10 children get a free copy of the book.

Open to residents of the Suffern Central School District.
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Click here for the Children’s Department Newsletter

Fall Newsletter 2022

This Fall is looking to be just as fun as Summer.
Storytimes, Crafts, Family Game Time, Harry Potter and Jedi Knight programs, Book discussions, Mr. Kurt and more.
Sign up and more information is available on our website.

Autumn Newsletter coming soon.

Young Girl in Suffern Library's Children's Room
August Crafts

Sign up now for  some great August crafts including an Animal Bookmark, Moose Sign and Monkey Box.

You may participate virtually or in the library.
Once you register you will receive an email that the materials are ready to be picked up.  You may then pick up the materials anytime the library is open.
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.