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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.

Kids’ Programs

Here you’ll find programs for children, most of which are held in the children’s room. The children’s programs held in the Ottinger Room are listed on the Events page. Registration is not required unless noted. You can register in person, or by phone (271-6612) during library hours.

Also check out our new monthly calendar, which shows both recurring and special events, and sign up for our email newsletter.

Please note: Parents/caregivers must remain in the library while children in 3rd grade and younger are attending programs.



MONDAY February 11th 3:00 to 3:45

*Now a NEW date and time due to weather*

For ages 2 and up



 Come spend an afternoon and show your creative side and make some Valentine’s Day crafts and cards for someone special. Light refreshments will be served. 



THURSDAYS 2/14, 2/21 & 2/28




Join local artist, Mary McFerran to learn the basics of hand and

machine sewing by creating a personalized tote bag.

No experience necessary. 




THURSDAY February 7th & 28th 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

The Parent and Toddler Support Group is a warm and welcoming meeting open to all parents and their toddlers.  This group is professionally facilitated by a certified postpartum doula (CPD:CBI) and offers parents a growing community, non-judgemental support, and plenty of friendly encouragement as they navigate the wonders of their growing children. There is no fee to attend, no registration is required, and siblings are welcome. Come when you can and leave when you need to.



SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23rd 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

All ages are welcome to join us for Family Yoga classes!

Bring one partner or many to explore the joy of partner poses as well as some breathing and mindfulness practices. These activities will build connection and trust, cooperation and communication with your loved ones in a safe place.  


*NEW PROGRAM* Rock n’ Roll Babies & Toddlers

Fridays, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.

It’s time for great stories, classic kids’ songs, new rock n’ roll music and lots of dancing! Meet songwriter-guitarist Amy Hersh, who has previously performed at the Ossining Public Library and the Clearwater Festival for stories and songs! Ages Birth and up.



Legos, Grades K-2

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

A free build Lego program.

Kids Arts & Craft Lab

Wednesday FEBRUARY 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th  from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Learn how famous artists work, and make art with your friends! Take home what you make.  For ages 3 and up. 


Pre-school Storytime

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Come listen to stories and sing songs. For ages 3 and up. 

Movers & Shakers

Thursdays from 10:45-11:15 a.m. 

A fun half-hour of music, rhythm, sounds, rhymes and DANCE!!  Spontaneous music and movement are vital to the creative educational process.  Amy Gardiner, with a Master of Arts in Education leads this group for pre-schoolers aged 4 months to 3 years. 

Lego Club, Grades 3 and up

Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

A more advanced Lego program with ongoing projects.

FIESTA! With Flor 

Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

A fun free Bilingual (English/Spanish) music program for children ages 0-5 years old with a parent/caregiver. Flor Bromley teaches Spanish through music, movement, puppetry, and theatre based games.


Moms and Infants Support Group

Thursdays from 11:30-1:30 p.m. 2nd Saturday of the month (Februaru 9th) from 10:30 to 12:30

*great for working mamas!*

This month Moms & Infants will be meeting on Saturday, October13th from 10:30 to 12:30

This warm and welcoming group is open to all mothers and infants looking for companionship, community, advice and support regarding breast feeding, sleep, postpartum questions, sibling settling, returning to work, and other new family challenges. The group is open to all, including pregnant women who would like to join the community of new moms. Siblings of infants and babies welcome! Our support group is run by Katherine Whiteside, a certified Postpartum Doula (Childbirth International)


Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m. & Playgroup will meet Tuesdays FEBRUARY 5th & 19th at 10:30 a.m.*

Come meet and socialize with other parents and caregivers.  Play with brand new toys just for this age group! For babies, infants and toddlers ages birth to 36 months. 




FEBRUARY 12th & 19th 10:30-11:00 a.m.

 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (FEBRUARY ONLY)

Come join us for songs, rhymes, books, laughter, movement and fun for our youngest patrons and their caregivers.  This interactive one-on-one program is a great opportunity to introduce early literacy skills while bonding with your little one. Babytime is a program for lap-babies, crawlers, and “no-so-steady” walkers.  For children age birth to 3 years.  Please bring your baby blanket, towel or yoga mat!  *30 minute playtime after program.*


Mommy & Me Fitness 


FEBRUARY 1st, 8th & 22nd 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

For mothers and babies, ages Newborn to Walker.

Come and enjoy your workout with your new baby!

This is a great opportunity to build a strong bond with your baby while  building back strength in your own body.  This class is specifically geared towards postnatal mothers, targeting key areas of the body for an effective workout. This class incorporates strength training with things like squats, curl presses, and toning those muscles all while keeping your baby close.   (Bring your yoga mat or a towel.)

This class is taught by Caryl DePalma, a local personal trainer and NASM certified.


FEBRUARY 12th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Wanting to meet other parents and caregivers in the community? Then come to Babywearing International of Rockland/Westchester’s meeting at the Croton Free Library. Come learn how to safely and comfortably wear your baby, while also learning the benefits of babywearing for both child and caregiver! If you have questions regarding your baby carrier please feel free to bring your carrier and we can help answer your questions. Babywearing International meetings are always free and open to the public. No registration necessary.  If you have questions please call the Croton Free Library at 914-271-6612. 

Kids Bingo  

Monday February 11th 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

Come for fun, filled afternoon of BINGO! Meet new friends, get some prizes and have a snack.  A great way to mellow out after a busy day at school. For kids ages 5 and up. 

Therapy Dog 

February 25th 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Come read to a certified therapy Dog, ALOHA! ALOHA is a great listener! Aloha is a retired guide dog from Guiding Eyes for the Blind and now a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dog International (TDI).  Aloha is part of a reading program through TDI called “Tail Waggin’ Tutors.”  This program is for children learning how to read, and for those already reading.  All ages welcome.


Saturday Stories & More

Stories, songs and a craft for children of all ages.

Saturday, February 16th, 11:00 a.m. 

TO ALL PARENTS/CAREGIVERS: If your child is not well enough to attend school or participate in their daily routine, please do not bring them to any programs or activities at the Croton Free Library. We understand and empathize with parents when their children are sick but do not want to risk the health of other program attendees. Thank you.