Children News

New Children's Librarian

New Children’s Librarian

Kate Foster is delighted to join the team at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library as the new Children’s Librarian! Originally from Canada, Kate earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She then spent many years in the publishing world, most recently in children’s educational publishing, before becoming a children’s librarian. Kate has found that children’s librarianship is a vocation that brings together her many passions, including early childhood education, community work, and storytelling.

Kate lives in Dobbs Ferry with her wife and two young children, and she’s looking forward to collaborating with the wonderful teachers and staff at Springhurst Elementary in September. She’s excited to bring a diverse selection of materials, as well as meaningful programming, to the families of Dobbs Ferry!

 

Bilingual Childrens Books

Bilingual Childrens Books

Click here to see some of our bilingual children books!

Upcoming Programs

Welcome to the Summer Reading Program!

Welcome to the Summer Reading Program!

Monday, July 13

1:00 pm

Come meet our new Children’s Librarian Kate Foster and get a summer reading information packet!

There will be signup prizes of magical glow-in-the-dark slime or wooden glider plane kits.

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Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Toddler StoryTime on Facebook Live

Tuesday, July 14

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

PreSchool StoryTime on Facebook Live

Thursday, July 16

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Listen to a story read by Children’s Librarian Kate Foster, live on the Library’s Facebook page here:

Dobbs Ferry Public Library Facebook

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Unicorn Puppet Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Unicorn Puppet Grab-and-Go Craft (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Saturday, July 18

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Pick up your craft kit at the library!

Registration is required: call (914) 693-6614 to register.

Grades K – 4

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StoryWalk®: 'Bear Came Along' / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

StoryWalk®: ‘Bear Came Along’ / Self-Guided Storybook Adventure July 20 to August 20

Sunday, July 19

All Day

Take a walk through Dobbs Ferry and read a children’s book at the same time!  Our StoryWalk® features Bear Came Along, a fun story about the importance of community by Richard T. Morris and LeUyen Pham.  As you take a short walk along Main Street, you’ll follow numbered pages from the book that will be displayed in the storefronts of generous business owners in town.  Everyone who finishes the StoryWalk® will have a chance to win a copy of Bear Came Along!

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Online Resources

Overdrive

A downloadable audiobook and eBook service offered by the Westchester Library System.

Tutor.com

Offers live online chat and email support for learners of all ages. You can check a homework question, send in an essay for review, prepare for a test, and even have a cover letter or résumé checked. Hay tutores que hablan español.

ComicsPlus Library Edition

The new digital revolution bringing thousands of digital graphic novels and comics are only a click away!

ABCmouse

A fun way to learn and practice the alphabet; counting, early vocabulary, and more. Designed for children from preschool age through 2nd grade.