(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.

Check out an Adventure!

Borrow a bag of explorer tools with ideas for exploring nature!

Mr. Lunetta’s Explorer Bags contain two pair of binoculars, other nature study tools, bird and tree identification cards, and nature activity ideas for children and adults with additional resources offered through the project’s web site at

Library patrons using the Explorer Bags will also be invited to share their sightings and images via social media at, via Twitter and Instagram @LunettaExplorer and with the hashtag #LunettaExplorer.

Visit the Children’s Room and check one out TODAY!


The Croton Free Library is one of six area libraries now offering free loans of Mr. Lunetta’s Explorer Bags, a backpack with binoculars, other study tools and ideas for adult and children to explore local nature. The Explorer Bags are a joint project between Chappaqua Library and Saw Mill River Audubon supported by donations given in memory of Chappaqua naturalist Donald Lunetta.

“The Explorer Bags are designed to be both educational and fun. They’re an amazing tribute to a true naturalist,” said Pam Thornton, Chappaqua Library Director,

“Don Lunetta connected children and families with nature for over forty years as a neighbor and caretaker of Saw Mill River Audubon’s Pinecliff Sanctuary. The Explorer Bags will continue his vision for people of all ages to get outdoors and discover nearby nature,” said Anne Swaim, Saw Mill River Audubon Executive Director.