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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! 

MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED particularly for children and caregivers who are unvaccinated. 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 are encouraged to 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.

TOYS Puzzles, board games, play kitchen, and coloring have returned. Ask for puzzles and board games at the staff desk.

COMPUTERS are now all accessible. We have SIX computers, in addition to our TWO AWE machines.

PROGRAMMING is now in-building and in person! Masks recommended for adults and children age 2 and up – particularly for those who are unvaccinated. Some programs are held outside, virtual, or in-person/virtual hybrid. See our calendar below for more details.

Programming

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.

There are Grab-and-Go Craft Kits available in the Children’s Room!

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Upcoming Events for Kids

New Kids' Items

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General Kids Teens

Hallow-Read Beanstack Challenge

Participate in the Hallow-Read Beanstack challenge all throughout October! The challenge is open to ALL ages. All those that complete the challenge will be entered to win a gift card! Sign up here.

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Make a Nature Journal

Monday, September 19th at 6pm Join Joanna in making your very own nature journal! We will get to decorate them and then learn how to record and draw what you see outside whether it’s a fancy flower or a cool animal. This program is for ages 6-11. Registration required.

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Ed the Wizard Magic Show

Thursday, August 18th at 6pm Join us for an end of summer celebration! Ed the Wizard’s “Reading is Magic” performance will appear at the Haverhill Public Library’s Ice Cream Social. Full of comedy and suspense, be prepared to volunteer and enjoy this family friendly interactive magic performance.

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Take our Trail Tale Home

Do you enjoy our Trail Tale Storywalk® on the boardwalk or downtown? Did you know you can check them out to post somewhere on your own? Just search “storywalk” in our catalog to see all your options, and then ask a Librarian to get it for you!

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Drag Kings, Queens, and Friends Storytime

Saturday, July 16th & Saturday, August 13th at 11am Storytime with Drag Kings, Queens, and Friends, is a story hour featuring a revolving cast of beloved local Boston performers. Storytime with Drag Kings, Queens, and Friends is a lively pop-up story session with, you guessed it, drag performers and sparkly friends!

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Pirates: Lost at Sea

Wednesday, June 29th at 1pm Ahoy, Maties!Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Registration is […]