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 hastingslibrary@gmail.com 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.

Let’s Pretend with Nora Maher

Wednesdays through December 15
No class November 24
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Join Nora in Fulton Park (next to the Library) for singing, dancing and giggling!

For ages 6-36 months with a caregiver.

In the event of rain, go to the Hastings Library Facebook page to join Nora on Facebook Live.

Telling Tales with Nora Maher

Wednesdays through December 15
No class November 24
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Join Nora in Fulton Park (next to the Library) for  storytelling and acting, bringing the magic and wonder of stories to life.

For children ages 4 – 8 and their families.

In the event of rain, go to the Hastings Library Facebook page to join Nora on Facebook Live.

Pre-School Art Workshop

September 21 (Fall fun theme)
October 26 (Halloween theme)
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Create fall and Halloween arts and crafts with Helen and Seva.

Sessions will be held outdoors in Fulton Park (next to the Library).

To register, email hastingslibrary@gmail.com.

Art Workshop

September 27
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (K – 2nd Grade)
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (3rd – 8th Grade)

Learn about Delft tiles with Helen and Jackie!

Participants will create works of art in the style of the theme presented.

Sessions will be held outdoors in Fulton Park (next to the Library).

To register, email hastingslibrary@gmail.com.

Art Workshop

October 18
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (K – 2nd Grade)
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (3rd – 8th Grade)

Learn about haunted houses with Helen and Jackie!

Participants will create works of art in the style of the theme presented.

Sessions will be held outdoors in Fulton Park (next to the Library).

To register, email hastingslibrary@gmail.com.

Three Little Engines by Bob McKinnon on CBS Sunday Morning

Bob McKinnon, local author, read his new picture book, Three Little Engines, aloud in Fulton Park (next to the Hastings Public Library) on Saturday, July 10th.

The reading was enhanced by the backdrop of the Hudson, the Palisades and lower Manhattan and the perfectly timed passing of a few Metro-North trains!

The reading was filmed by CBS and recently aired on Sunday, August 1st. Click here to watch the CBS Sunday Morning segment.

Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival

October 2
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE! 

If you would like to meet some of your favorite authors and illustrators, don’t miss the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival.

More than 60 authors will be on hand selling their books, answering questions and having live story times.

Visit the event website for more details.