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About Our Kids’ Department

The Haverhill Public Library Children’s Room is located on the 2nd floor. Board books, picture books, award winners, chapter books, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, Spanish-language books, DVDs, audiobooks, and many more materials are available for circulation. The Children’s Room has materials for all children up to grade six. Our staff is eager to see you in-person to help in any way we can! 

Starting August 25th: MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all children and caregivers regardless of vaccination status and must remain on while inside the building. The CDC recommends that everyone 2 years of age and older should wear a mask indoors to minimize spread of the Delta variant in areas of substantial or high transmission per CDC guidance. We understand it can be challenging to wear a mask, especially for children. The previous link has tips for helping your child wear a mask. Our curbside services remain available if your child is not ready to wear a mask. Our staff is happy to put a bag together for you. Please call us at 978-373-1586 x 626.

Be sure to read the library expectations below before your visit.

We thank you for your patience as we transition to this new phase and we look forward to serving you!

Kids Room Visit Expectations

BOOK RETURNS must be done outside the library. Please use either the automated return window or one of our two book drops: the black return bin to the right of the Stage St. entrance, or the blue bin outside the Summer St. entrance.

BATHROOMS and changing tables will be open for the public to use.

TABLES and seating are limited. Puzzles, crayons, etc. have been temporarily removed until further notice.

COMPUTERS will be limited. We can only accommodate THREE computer uses at a time, in addition to our TWO AWE machines.

PROGRAMMING is now in-building and in person! Masks required for all participants age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status. Some programs are held outside, virtual, or in-person/virtual hybrid. See our calendar below for more details.


Scroll down for a list of upcoming children’s events or checkout the program calendar.

We still post virtual programs on social media. Click the logos to visit HPL on Facebook and Youtube:   

For direct links to some of our recent virtual programs, including storytimes: Click Here.

Check out our Reading Challenges on Beanstack! Beanstack | Great River Regional Library

Need reading recommendations? Sign up your young reader for REXommendations.

Upcoming Events for Kids

New Kids' Items

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Homework Help at HPL

Homework Help begins November 9th! Ages 8-12 | all subjects Tuesdays 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Bilingual English & Spanish Parent, student, and tutor sessions available by request

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FCC Music

Friday mornings at 10am Please join Family and Community Connection (FCC) for a fun interactive music class for children ages 0-8. We will sing songs, play with instruments and dance away with scarfs, parachutes and more! This program is hosted by FCC at Haverhill Public Library. Program could be inside or outside depending on the weather. […]

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Little Ones Learn and Play

Tuesday mornings at 9am Please join Family and Community Connection (FCC) for a program. We will read a story, sing songs, enjoy movement games and have fun with puppets. This program is for children ages 0-2, presented by FCC. Program could be inside or outside depending on the weather. For more information, including registration, please […]

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Gratitude Journaling

Saturday, November 20th at 10am Ideal for kids 7+, this workshop will provide multi-media supplies and tons of prompts and ideas to begin a journal that kids can continue working on at home, with the theme of creating and acknowledging gratitude in their lives. This program is presented in-person by Mandy Roberge of Wicked Good […]

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Welcome Aboard, Let’s Read!

The Merrimack Valley Jewish Coalition for Literacy (MVJCL) is excited to announce Welcome Aboard, Let’s Read! This is a free, secular program that helps children in first, second, and third grade become confident and skilled readers. Welcome Aboard, Let’s Read pairs your child with a skilled literacy volunteer to develop increased confidence, skill, and love […]


Fall Program Survey

Do you attend library programs with your family? Or you would like to but they’re at an inconvenient time? If you have children and are a Haverhill Public Library cardholder, please take our programming survey. A random participant will be chosen to win a $10 Domino’s Pizza gift card.