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(July - August)

MONDAY 10:00 am-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-3:00 pm

Regular hours will go into effect after Labor Day

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

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:


Download E-Books to Your Mobile Device

Summer’s here and the perfect time to take books on your travels. If you have a library card and a mobile device, you can download e-books for free. Croton Free Library’s Jesse Bourdon (Assistant Director/Digital Initiatives and User Services) will show you the basics of using the library’s OverDrive service to download books to your particular device. You will need to bring these things: 1. the knowledge of how to use your mobile device; 2. your library card (or barcode number) and your library PIN; 3. your mobile device, of course! Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. Seating limited; register for the last session.
Thursday, July 30, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


Jeffrey and The Bossy Frog

It’s the grand finale of our Summer Reading Program: “Every Hero Has a Story”! Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog of The Bossy Frog Band thrill young audiences with their banjo-driven, costume-character-dancing, 100% interactive music concert. Their show has been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families! And, their latest recording, “15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE!)”, is a Parents’ Choice Award winner. Summer Reading Game programming made possible by the Croton Free Library Association, the Croton Rotary Club and Keating Electric.
Saturday, August 8, 11:00 a,m,.


Buster Keaton, Comedic Classic, and Jesse Beller, Pianist

Join us for an evening starring comic genius Buster Keaton in the silent black-and-white film classic Steamboat Bill, Jr. Pianist Jesse Beller provides the extraordinary live and original accompaniment to this 1928 comedy – Keaton’s last independent (and, some say, last unfettered) film before embarking on his production career with MGM.
Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m.


Introduction to 3D Modeling

Curious how a flat image on a computer screen takes on dimension – the 3D image that later can be animated for movies and video games? The Croton Free Library’s own Jesse Bourdon, head of Digital Initiatives and User Services, introduces you to the basics. Learn how 3D modeling works, including its history and applications in the real world. The presentation includes Jesse’s demonstration of modeling an object in 3D. This program is brought to you by the CLC/Creative Learning Collective, Croton Free Library’s commitment to making connections to share knowledge within the community.
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 p.m.



by Mary McFerran

“Sewn” is a solo exhibit of artwork by Mary McFerran. The show features textile pieces that the artist has created since 2011, when she began experimenting with embroidery and other surface manipulation techniques. Ms. McFerran describes her work as personal narrative, frequently inspired by political and emotional themes.

Reception: Thursday, July 9, 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Her Stitches

“Her Stitches”, an exhibition at the Croton Free Library from June 5- August 30, 2015, brings together a selection of women’s needlework, combining historical and contemporary examples. Several authentic colonial samplers will be on display, in addition to photo reproductions of samplers from the 18th and 19th century.

The samplers are early forms of artistic and instructional tools created by women whose livelihood depended on their ability to sew clothing and linens for their families. Contemporary works include a variety of pieces from women in the Northeastern United States who find inspiration and sometimes subversion in the centuries-old tradition of needlework.

The following contemporary artists are included: Barbara Drillick, Donna Chambers, Joyce Sullivan, Linda Long, Nancy Mirman, Natalya Aikens, Nike Cutsumpas, Paula West, Judy Scheck, Mary McFerran, Gail Ellsperman

In conjunction with the exhibit, two stitching workshops will be held at the Croton Library “Stitch to a Beat or a Botanic,” July 15 and 22, from 3pm to 5pm. Please call the Library at 914-271-6612 to sign-up.

Curated by Mary McFerran for the Croton Free Library Gallery, 171 Cleveland Drive Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520. For more information, contact