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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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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.

We still 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!

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Upcoming Events for Kids

New Kids' Items

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Tiempo de Cuentos (Storytime)

September 21 at 4pm Vamos a leer, cantar, y danzar en español y inglés en este programa de 30 minutos para niños de 3-5 años con sus familias. We will read, sing, and dance in this 30-minute program for kids 3-5 with their families.