A wide variety of services are available through the Children’s Department to address children’s developmental, educational, informational, and recreational needs. Enjoyable and educational programs are available, as well as books, movies, computer resources, parenting, and educational resources are also available.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Get your child ready to read by sharing books together!
“1000 Books Before Kindergarten” is a nationwide program designed to help parents and/or caregivers prepare their children for kindergarten with the goal of reading 1,000 books together.
Sign up for this program in the Children’s Department of the library. Once registered, each child will receive a folder and a reading log. For every 100 books read, bring your child’s completed reading log to the library and your child will receive a sticker and star to place on our bulletin board. Once your child has finished reading 1,000 books, they will receive a certificate and a bookplate with their name on it, which will be placed inside a brand-new book.
Launchpad Lending: Borrow a Kid-Friendly Tablet
You can borrow these kid-friendly tablets that include storybooks, videos, and games that help children learn to read. For more information, call 914-939-6710 and press 3.
Tumblebooks includes hundreds of full-color animated books in which words are highlighted as they are read aloud, many with musical accompaniment. Topics from fairy tales to science facts offer fun for children from preschool through 6th grade. It offers premade playlists as well as the ability to create your own. Puzzles and games are available to enhance the learning experience. National Geographic videos are also available for viewing.
A Yoto Player is a screen-free audio player that lets kids explore stories, music and learning by inserting a specially marked card into the device. A Yoto player can only be used in the library. The Yoto Player was purchased with a generous gift from the Friends of the Library.