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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.


We are looking for an energetic, friendly Children’s Librarian to fill a full-time temporary position.

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:


Animal Embassy Presents “Athletes of the Animal Kingdom!”

Explore myriad athletic feats with the live Animal Ambassadors of Animal Embassy and kick-off the 2016 Summer Reading Game — entitled “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” – at the Croton Free Library. Encounter diverse creatures with amazing athletic skills. Meet frogs that furiously unfurl their tongues to catch insects and giant prey, lizards that mark their territory with vigorous push-ups, rabbits that escape predators by sprinting, and birds that can fly formidable distances! Find out how these skills help each animal athlete to survive in its habitat – and why, like us, our animal friends need a nutrient-rich and healthy diet to support their activities. After the show, youngsters are invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Game – which runs from June 25 to August 13. During the summer, children share their reading to earn prizes, drop in for crafts, watch movies, play bingo and lots more. Summer Reading Game programs are funded through the generosity of the Croton Free Library Association.
Saturday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.


Presented by Jeanne Nelson and Lyn Nelson of PROWESS Workshops

Brush up on your job search skills and learn the latest techniques to present yourself in a highly competitive job market. Business etiquette consultant and trainer Jeanne Nelson and career counselor Lyn Nelson will take you through the steps to organize and perfect your professional job search through four consecutive, instructive and entertaining workshops: 2016 Job Search Trends and Resume Refresh, Nailing the Interview, Networking Online: Optimize LinkedIn for Your Job Search, and Networking Face to Face: How to Work a Room (Full of Strangers). Registration required. Sign up in person or call (914-271-6612) during library hours. For all job seekers, including students seeking internships, new grads, and young and seasoned professionals. Bring your lunch along (there will be a 30-minute midday break).
Saturday, July 9, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

JULY 13, 20, 27 | FREE PLAY

Mah Jongg

Do you like to play Mah Jongg? Come enjoy the fun and mentally stimulating gameplay of this ancient Chinese game at the library. No instruction is planned for free play sessions. Please bring your own Mah Jongg sets and cards. Seating is limited; registration required. Sign up for one, two or all of the sessions by visiting or calling the library (914-271-6612) during open hours.
Wednesdays, July 13, 20, 27, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 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 adults and teens.
Wednesday, July 13, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Jester Jim

Join us for juggling, beatboxing comedy for the whole family. Jester Jim appears at the Croton Free Library, to entertain with astonishing feats of balance and coordination, proving why Jim Maurer’s Jester Jim Show was voted “Best Family Show” by Entertainer America. Families who have seen Jester Jim in the past agreeing that “This is not your ordinary juggling show.” The evening is part of the “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” Summer Reading Game fun brought to the public by the Croton Free Library Association and Keating Electric.
Saturday, July 16, 11:00 a.m.


Sine Hjort Art - Solo Exhibit

On Display in the Ottinger Room, May and June

Reception: Saturday, May 7, 2:00-4:00 P.M.

Botanical Art Exhibit

On Display in the main gallery, June to August.
CLICK HERE for more information