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.


NEW PROGRAMS

Playgroup

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. 

4th Tuesday of the month from 11-1pm
Fridays 3-5pm  

Moms and Infant Support Group

Thursdays from 11:30-1:30pm
2nd Saturday of the month from 10:30-12:20pm 

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 are also welcome!  

Our support group is run by Katherine Whiteside, a certified Postpartum Doula (Childbirth International)

 

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB

Thank you to everone who participated in our first ever Mother-Daughter Book Club.  It was a huge success!
The next meeting will be Monday, May 1st at 7pm.  For more information, CLICK HERE


WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Legos, Grades K-2

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

A free build Lego program.

Kids Arts & Craft Lab

Wednesdays 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. 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED (BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON).

Pre-school Storytime

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

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 

*NO FIESTA! WITH FLOR FRIDAY MAY 12th & MAY 19th*

*MAKE-UP CLASS WEDNESDAY MAY 17th at 11:15 a.m. *

Fridays 10:30-11:15 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.

Storybook Yoga: Infant & Toddler

(Ages 6 months - 5 years old) 

Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Encourage your little ones to stretch and move as we act out familiar stories from our favorite authors through creative movement & yoga.  Kristy Cohen has taught Yoga to children of all ages for over a decade. She is a Certified Yoga Kid’s Yoga Teacher and holds a M.S. in Ed. Her classes cultivate a exploration of movement, breath and sound in a supportive space.

Moms and Infants Support Group

Thursdays from 11:30-1:30 p.m. &

2nd Saturday of the month, May 13th 10:30-12:30 p.m.
*great for working mamas!*

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)

Playgroup

*NO PLAYGROUP FRIDAY MAY 19th*

Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m. &

4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00-1:00p.m, May 23rd

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. 

 

BI-MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Babytime   

May 2nd & 16th 10:30-11:00 a.m.

*SPECAIL BABYTIME TUESDAY MAY 30th AT 10:30 a.m. *

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month

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 2 years.  Please bring your baby blanket, towel or yoga mat!  


MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Babywearing

May 9th, 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 on October 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m 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. 

Therapy Dog 

Monday, May 22nd, 4:00-5:00 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.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Saturday Stories & More

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

Saturday, May 27th, 11:00 a.m.