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SUMMER HOURS

(July - August)

MONDAY 10:00 am-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-3:00 pm
SUNDAY Closed

Regular hours will go into effect after Labor Day

Holidays
The library is closed on all legal holidays, including Christmas Eve, but it is open on Election Day.


Our Summer Reading Game encourages kids to read for fun and keeps them entertained and engaged with a variety of activities during July and August. Going on vacation? Don’t worry—kids can take books with them and get back in the game when they return!

The program, which runs from June 24th to August 16th, is open to kids of all ages, including pre-schoolers and teens. The kick-off is on June 24th, but kids can join anytime so stop by the library to sign up. If you are going into 5th grade or above, you can also sign-up to be a Book Buddy.

The game is simple. Once you sign-up, visit the Children’s Room every week to talk about the book or books you’re reading and get a prize!

Below is a list of weekly activities and special events for kids this summer at the library. Events that are part of the Summer Reading Game are marked with a ★.


WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

★ Rock N’ Roll Babies and Toddlers

Mondays from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

It’s time for great stories, classic kids’ songs, new music and lots of dancing! Join songwriter-guitarist Amy Hersh, who has previously performed at the Ossining Public Library and the Clearwater Festival for stories and songs! For ages 6 months to 5 yrs. old.

★ Monday Afternoon @ the Movies

Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 1 through August 12

Looking for a fun, relaxing way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon? Then check out our summer Monday matinee movies. Everyone is welcome! Movies are rated PG. Contact the library for more information at 914-271-6612. See the full list of movies below

Babytime

1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month, 10:30-11:00 a.m.

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!

Legos, Grades K-2

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

A free build Lego program.

★ Pajama Story Time

Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 2 through August 13

Come dressed in your coziest pajamas, and bring along your favorite stuffed animal and blanket, as we cozy up to read some bedtime stories and songs. For children ages birth to 7 years old.

★ Songs that turned into Books
Music and movement class

Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., July 10, 17, 24 and 31

In this class we will sing, dance and act out songs that were turned into books. We will play instruments and create our own band. Come join the fun. All ages.

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).

Moms and Infants Support Group

Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2nd Saturday of the month, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.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.

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 and Toddlers

Fridays from 10:15-10:45 a.m.

It’s time for great stories, classic kids’ songs, new music and lots of dancing! Join songwriter-guitarist Amy Hersh, who has previously performed at the Ossining Public Library and the Clearwater Festival for stories and songs! For ages 6 months to 5 yrs. old.

★ Let’s Make Art Like Eric Carle

Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., July 12, 19, and 26

In this class we will make our own exciting paper colors and designs to create collage of all kinds just like the famous children’s author, Eric Carle. We will make paper out of paint and tissue paper and cut or tear them into shapes creating picture collages. We will use special tools to create a variety of textures and design and use Eric Carle’s books as a source of inspiration. For ages 4 years old and up. Registration Required.

Playgroup

Fridays from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00-1:00 p.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.


SPECIAL EVENTS

Sciencetellers’ “Aliens—Escape from Earth”

Saturday, July 13, at 11:00 a.m.
Sciencetellers offers an adventure that’s out of this world. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet. Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! The Sciencetellers’ family entertainment is part of “A Universe of Stories” summer reading fun at the library. The special effects for this action-packed story are provided by science experiments, with loads of audience participation. Ideal for grades K through 5.


The Bossy Frog Band

Saturday, July 27, 11:00 a.m.
Jeffrey Friedberg and The Bossy Frog Band thrill young audiences with their banjo-driven, costume-character-dancing, 100% interactive music concert. Their show has been enjoyed by over 100,000 children and families! And, their latest recording, “15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE!),” is a Parents’ Choice Award winner. It’s all part of the summer reading fun at the Croton Free Library. The Summer Reading Game continues: June 24 through August 17. Share your reading with the Children’s Room helpers often and collect your treats.


BOOK BUDDIES

Are you looking for a fun community service project this summer? If you are going into grade 6 or above, you can become a Book Buddy! Read to youngsters weekdays in the Children’s Room at the Croton Free Library, during our Summer Reading Game (June 24 to August 16). If you are interested, call the library at 914-271-6612 or just come in and ask to speak to the children’s librarian.


TEEN SUMMER READING GAME

Starting June 24, register for the Teen Summer Reading Program for a chance to win some prizes. You receive a prize for every 5 points earned. 5 hours of reading equals 5 points! SIGN-UP HERE.


AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

July 1 - The LEGO Movies 2: The Second Part (PG)

July 8 - Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

July 15 - Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

July 22 - Dumbo (PG)

July 29 - Wonder Park (PG)

August 5 - Trolls (PG)

August 12 - Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (PG)