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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. 

The Children’s Room is not currently open, but there is a mini-browsing collection of popular, new, and seasonal titles on the first floor. Also, staff can put together curbside pickup bags for you and bring them right out to your car. Just browse the catalog for your materials, place the items on hold, and arrange a curbside appointment when you’re notified your holds are available. Click here for information on curbside pickup and in-person browsing. Let staff know if you would like a winter Grab & Go craft included in your bag (recommended for ages 4+)!

Not sure what you’re looking for? No problem! Youth Services staff can help put together a bag for you. Give us a call or email and let us know what topic and reading level you want (i.e. dinosaurs, picture books, age 4). Please be aware this process can take between 1 and 3 hours based on staff availability.

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

For direct links to some of our recent virtual programs, including storytimes: Click Here. Scroll down for a list of upcoming events!

Check out our Reading Challenges on Beanstack! Our Winter Reading Challenge runs from 12/21/2020 to 2/22/2021!

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New Kids' Items

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General Kids Teens

Beanstack Challenges for All Ages

Kids Challenges Time to beat the winter blues with the Winter Reading Challenge! Complete badges, by reading books or doing activities, to earn points. Earn tickets for every 5, 10, 15 and 20 points. More points mean a greater chance to win our cozy raffles! The idea is simple, the rewards are priceless! Help your child […]

Kids Staff Picks

“Black Brother, Black Brother” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Rachel read Black Brother, Black Brother and this is what she thought… Donte and Trey, bi-racial brothers, attend Middlefield Prep where there is not much diversity. Donte is dubbed the “black brother” while Trey has fair skin and passes for white. Donte is harassed by other students and targeted by teachers, often getting in trouble […]