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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!

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

Latest Blog Posts

General Kids Teens

2023 Boston Bruins PJ Drive

February 1st – March 15th We are looking for brand new pajamas, appropriate for all seasons, from sizes 0-3 months through adult medium. Please do not give pajamas that include any family or holiday references. Our most needed sizes are: Girls: 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 5/6 (child S), 18/20 (child XXL/adult M) Boys: 12-18 months, […]

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Heroes of the Underground Railroad

February 21st, 2023 Join us in celebrating Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 2023, as the Bright Star Touring Theatre performs, “Heroes of the Underground Railroad”. This play, best for Grades K-5, highlights several of the heroic stories of the brave men and women who dared to escape slavery, and the abolitionists who risked […]

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Pre-K Storytime

Come one, come all to our exciting pre-K storytime! We’ll read books, sing songs, do crafts, and have just oodles of fun! (Look at the books in the picture. Don’t they look cool? Don’t you want to come read them with us?) Storytime happens every Wednesday morning at 10AM in the Cavallero room at the […]

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Beanstack Challenges for All Ages

Kids Challenges The idea is simple, the rewards are priceless! Help your child prepare for one of life’s biggest milestones: KINDERGARTEN The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books!) before your little one starts kindergarten. Were you in the middle of 1,000 books before the library suspended services in March 2020? E-mail your […]

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Winter Reading Bingo Challenge for kids and teens

Experience all the feels this winter! Learn about the history of emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully —all while earning badges on a virtual bingo card! From Jan. 1–31, Haverhill Public Library is participating in “All the Feels,” a winter reading challenge sponsored by Beanstack.  Earn fun emoji-themed badges […]

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Lapsit Storytimes

Did you know that we have a storytime for children starting at birth? We do! It is never to early to start helping your child learn through reading and song. While this program is geared toward ages 0-2, we always welcome the older children and siblings that come as well. Join Joanna bi-weekly on Mondays […]