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(September - June)

MONDAY 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
TUESDAY 10:00 am-9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 10:00 am-5:30 pm
THURSDAY 10:00 am-9:00 pm
FRIDAY 10:00 am-5:30 pm
SATURDAY 10:00 am-5:00 pm
SUNDAY 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Summer hours will go into effect after July 4th

The library is closed on all legal holidays, including Christmas Eve, but it is open on Election Day.

The Library will be CLOSED
on Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving

The Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, December 2 for a necessary electrical upgrade.
We apologize for the inconvenience

Events Highlights

Below is a list of programs for kids and adults, scheduled to take place in the library’s Ottinger Room. All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required unless otherwise noted. Additional programs for kids (like storytime and book groups) and ongoing exhibitions can be found here:


Behind Closed Doors by Lynn N. Silver

Hudson Stage Company presents a staged reading of Behind Closed Doors by Lynn N. Silver – a new play directed by and featuring Austin Pendelton. This bold, moving and funny new work exposes the political and moral conflict of the systematic approach to teaching in the public schools. Poetic writing brings to light the current issues in our public schools and their impact on the next generation. This program (Denise Bessette, Dan Foster and Olivia Sklar, artistic producers) is made possible with funds from the Croton Free Library, and grants from ArtsWestchester and the New York State Council on the Arts. Q&A immediately following with all participating artists. Free and open to the public.
Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.


Comedic Genius Harold Lloyd and Pianist Jesse Beller

The gift of laughter launches the holiday season at the Croton Free Library. Harold Lloyd and Mildred Davis star in two black-and-white silent films: Grandma’s Boy (1922, 60 mins), and A Sailor Made Man (1921, 47 mins.). Timid Sonny, “Grandma’s Boy,” overcomes his cowardice to protect his hometown and true love from a murderous tramp. An idle playboy is “A Sailor Made Man,” when he joins the Navy to prove himself worthy of his sweetheart’s hand in marriage. The comic antics of Harold Lloyd as he saves Mildred Davis from dangerous perils will have you in stitches. Jesse Beller provides live, original accompaniment – his annual holiday gift to the library – with extraordinary style and flair.
Wednesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.


Winter Fairy’s Magical Puppet Show

Entertainer Jackie Reynolds creates a magical evening of wonder as the Winter Fairy. Laugh with her puppet friends, Whiskers the Bumbling Bunny and Dudley the Bird, as they get ready for winter with snowflakes and magical mittens. Can you help them make a real live bunny appear? We’ll discover the secrets of the season at the Winter Fairy’s Magical Puppet Show at the Croton Free Library.
Friday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.


Theater and Improv Workshop

Children in grades 3 and 4 (at Carrie E. Tompkins School) perform their original one-act play devised during grade school workshops. Their show, “The Big Bully,” is a short and fun piece appropriate to all ages. Following the young actors’ performance, teacher and director Denise Bessette invites any willing audience members to participate in some improv theater games. All are welcome to attend and participate. Ideal for children ages 6 to 13.
Saturday, December 12, 2:00 p.m.


Earring Design with Joan Lloyd

Express your creative side with artist Joan Lloyd, as she teaches you how to design and bead your very own earrings in this two-hour workshop. Choose from a vast variety of colorful beads to make one-of-a-kind earrings for yourself or a special someone. You’ll also have an opportunity to donate an additional pair of earrings of your own design to a local women’s shelter. Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For grades 4 to 6.
Wednesday, December 16, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


An exhibit of local and travel images

by Stephen Sholinsky

On Display November 4 - December 30

Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2:00-4:00 P.M.