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@hastingslibrary.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.

Teens Speak: A Panel Discussion for AAPI Month

May 30
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Asian American Pacific Islander teens will discuss their experiences here in Westchester at this panel, which will be moderated by Diana Pan, executive director of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI).

Pre-teens, teens  and adults welcome.

Snacks will be provided.

Email amanning@hastingslibrary.org to register.

Toddler Time with Allee

Mondays
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ideal for toddlers (3+) and their caregiver/s.

Join us for stories and sing alongs in the Picture Book Room.

No registration required.

Let’s Pretend with Nora

Tuesdays
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
No class May 28

For ages 6-36 months with a caregiver.

The fast-paced class includes a story, songs, music and movement to promote literacy as well as develop social and creative skills.

Email letspretendhastingslibrary@gmail.com to register. (Please email by the Saturday prior to the class you plan on attending.)

 

Stay and Play

Thursdays
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For ages 6-36 months with a caregiver.

Gather with other children and caretakers for unstructured free play with Library-provided toys in the Orr Room.

Children must be attended at all times by parent/caretaker.

Fiesta with Flor!

Third Friday of the month
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For ages 0-5 years old and their caretakers.

Join Latin GRAMMY® nominee Flor Bromley for a fun, free, bilingual (English/Spanish) music program for kids and their parents/caregivers. Flor teaches Spanish through music, movement, puppetry, and theatre-based games.

Registration is REQUIRED by the Wednesday preceding each program.

Email amanning@hastingslibrary.org to register.