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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.

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Upcoming Events for Kids

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Geometric Cats

Tuesday, December 14 at 4pm Make your cat bold, with bright colors and geometric patterns in the style of artist Laurel Burch. Learn how to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of a cat. Staple your paper cat to another piece of paper, and stuff the inside with paper to make a standing 3-D cat! […]

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Santa Gnomes

Saturday, December 4th at 10am Great craft to get in the holiday spirit! No sewing involved — great for kids of all ages. You will make a cute Santa gnome that is a perfect holiday gift. This program is presented in-person by Mandy Roberge of Wicked Good Henna. Registration required.

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Hanukkah Storytime

Tuesday, November 30th at 11am Rachel Lefebvre from PJ Library and the Lappin Foundation will be hosting an engaging Virtual Hanukkah Storytime for ages 0-6. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that this year begins on November 28th and lasts until December 6th. This program will be hosted through Zoom.Please register for the storytime – just […]

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Spooky Beginner Book Club

Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 4:15pm Just beginning to read chapter books? Then, check out this virtual book club for short chapter book. This beginner book has illustrations and fun characters. Make sure you register to save your spot. Then, we will send you an email with the Zoom link and to arrange a pickup of […]

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Weekend Storytime

Saturday, Nov. 20th and Dec. 11th at 10am What is Saturday? It is story-day! Enjoy stories, songs, and silliness in this monthly Saturday storytime. This program is for children ages 0-6. Please sign up to save your spot.