Events for Young People

The Library is a gateway to literacy, and introduces children to the attendant skills of storytelling
and listening. Our programs, for even the youngest patrons, develop an appreciation for those skills, as well as for the value of sharing. All the Library’s offerings, including art workshops, robotics classes, book clubs, and more, strive to provide the safe and fertile ground from which flights of imagination are launched and young lives are otherwise enriched. 

To register for our children’s programs, which are free but have limited enrollment,
please email us at amanning@wlsmail.org with your child’s name and grade.

Children attending library programs should have a caregiver present in the building if they are not yet in first grade. Caregivers of children in grades 1-4 attending library programs should leave a contact number if they leave the building.

Please give a 24-hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

Get Ready for Battle of the Books!

All kids grades 4-7 are invited to join Westchester Library System’s annual Battle of the Books! This is a summer trivia league, in which the Hastings team will compete against other library teams across the county.

Team practices will begin in June, and the competitions will take place on Zoom between 7/5 and 8/18.

The books that we will be reading are Curse of the Night Witch by Alex Aster, Fly on the Wall by Remy LaiFrom the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks, Katie the Catsitter by Colleen A.F. Venable, and Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte.

To find out more information, email Youth Services Librarian, Allee Manning at amanning@wlsmail.org.

 

Let’s Pretend

Mondays through May 16
No class on February 21, April 11 and April 18
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Join Nora at the Library for singing, dancing and giggling!

For ages 6-36 months with a caregiver.

Space is limited, registration is required. Email amanning@wlsmail.org.

 

Toddler Time

Mondays through May 23
No class on May 2
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Come share in the fun! There will be songs and fingerplays to engage toddlers at this weekly, interactive storytime.

For ages 1-3 with a caregiver.

No registration required.

Pre-School Power-Up

Thursdays through May 26
No class on May 5
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Get your child prepared for kindergarten at this weekly themed storytime, which will also feature craft and movement.

For ages 3-5.

No registration required.