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REGULAR HOURS

(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

Holidays
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.

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SCIENCE LAB

Tuesday, October 22nd from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m.

For Ages 5 to 10 years old.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Are you curious about the natural world around you?
Join us for a fun exploration of the sciences.
At our first sessions we’ll study the Milky way, planets, the solar system and man’s first steps on the moon.

 


 

 HALLOWEEN CRAFT

Tuesday October 29th from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

For Ages 2 years old and up.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come spend an aftenoon and make some fun Halloween crafts to give to someone special or decorate your house with.

Light Refreshments will be served.



     

*FIESTA with FLOR RETURNS

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2nd

From 10:30 to 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. 

 

It’s BACK! 

*MOMMY & ME FITNESS BEGINS FRIDAY OCTOBER 18th*

from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

For Caregivers and babies ages newborn through walker

*DROP-IN PROGRAM*

Come and enjoy a workout with your baby/toddler!

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 the baby close.

(Bring a yoga mat or a towel.)

This class is taught by Caryl DePlama, a local personal trainer who is NASM certified.

 

 

*NEW PROGRAM* POSITIVE BIRTH GROUP

Second Friday of the month

Friday September 13th 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Positive Birth Group is a FREE monthly gathering for expecting and new parents. We share stories, questions, support and encouragement about childbirth and life with a newborn.

We provide a warm and welcoming place to hear stories and ideas, to consider what you really want from your childbirth experience. We aim to challenge any fears or negative expectations you might have about giving birth and empower each other to expect and enjoy a positive birth - whatever that means to you.

Part of a global network of positive birth groups, everyone is welcome!

NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY.


*NEW PROGRAM*  PARENTS AND TODDLER SUPPORT GROUP

THURSDAYs October 10th & 24th from 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.


 

 


WEEKLY PROGRAMS

Legos, Grades K-2

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

A free build Lego program.

Kids Arts & Craft Lab

Wednesdays October 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th 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).


Lego Club, Grades 3 and up

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

A more advanced Lego program with ongoing projects.

 

 Rock n’ Roll Babies & Toddlers

Fridays from 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.

 

Parents and Infants Support Group

Thursdays from 11:30-1:30 p.m. 2nd Saturday of the month (October 14th)

from 10:30 to 12:30

*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

Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m. & Playgroup will meet Tuesdays October, 8th, 15th & 22nd 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. 

 

BI-MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Babytime   

October 1st & 29th from 10:30-11:00 a.m.

1st & 5th Tuesday of the month *(OCTOBER 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.*


MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Babywearing

October 8th, 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. 

Therapy Dog 

Tuesday October 1st 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

*No Saturday Stories in October*

*See you in November*

 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.