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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

--Kids Events

Yoga for our young friends

Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? We’re starting a Children’s Yoga program to give kids some tools to help them decompress. Check our Events calendar for sign-up information, and get ready for some movement, relaxation, and breathing exercises. Wear your comfy clothes and get ready to move.

General Kids

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Children’s Room has resources for you! We are giving away copies of a comic called “Different Kinds of Hurt: Isaac’s Story” (available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean). Stop by and visit our Worry Monster. Read one of the books from our Youth Booklist.

--Kids Events --Teen Events

Lotus Lanterns

Wednesday, May 18 at 4:30pm Follow along as a member of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project shows step by step how to make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colored paper and wire frames. A short documentary will follow. This class will be held over Zoom and kits will be available to pick up […]

--Staff Picks Kids

Zita the Space Girl

Zita the Spacegirl is about a young girl, Zita, who finds herself on another planet as she attempts to save her friend from aliens. Joseph has been kidnapped by aliens who believe he has been sent to them to save their planet. As Zita tries to find out where the aliens have taken Joseph, she […]

--Staff Picks Kids

Ron’s Gone Wrong

“Ron’s Gone Wrong is a computer-animated film set in a world where it’s the norm to have B-Bots, digitally connected robot companions. Barney is a shy middle-schooler who is the last one in his city to finally get Ron, his B-Bot. Unfortunately, his “Best Friend Out of the Box” becomes a major pain, malfunctioning on […]