Children's Programs

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Summer Reading Program 2019
June 24 - August 23

Click here to find out more about the Summer Reading Program for Children.
Our theme for 2019 is "A Universe of Stories"


The Dobbs Ferry Kids Club
Card Game Event at DFPL
Saturday June 29
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Bring your cards to trade, play, and learn!
Card games available to play include Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, and the amazing Konami Yu-Gi-Oh!
Event Fee is $8.00. For more information, check out their website.


Movies on Monday
The Lego Movie: The Second Part
Monday July 8
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Doors open at 3:45

Come and see "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is Rated PG.
It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
Monday July 15
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
All Ages

What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth?
Join us for a live webcast event of a guided re-creation of Apollo 11's journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control!

Build and Launch a Plastic Bottle Rocket
Monday July 22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ages 6 and Up

Pre-registration REQUIRED. Bring a 1 liter plastic bottle and create a rocket out of it.

Special Pajama Storytime
Wednesday July 31
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ages 3-6

Grab a "stuffed friend" and come to an evening of stories and crafts. Children are invited to wear their pajamas!


Movies on Monday
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Monday August 5
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Doors open at 3:45

Come and see "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is Rated PG.
When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.

Dig for Real Fossils
Saturday August 10
11:00 AM
All Ages

Pre-registration REQUIRED. Come to an interactive program of dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric items that are over millions of years old...

Movies on Monday
Dumbo (2019)
Monday August 5
4:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Doors open at 3:45

Come and see "Dumbo" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Movie is Rated PG. A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

End of Summer Celebration
Friday August 23
1:30 - 3:00 PM

All who participated in any of our summer programs are welcome for fun and ice cream sundaes.


Volunteers Needed
Battle of the Books
Saturday October 19
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Hommocks Middle School, Larchmont NY

We're looking for energetic volunteers for the sixth annual Westchester Battle of the Books competition event.
Battle of the Books is a book-based trivia tournament for grades 4-10. The goal of the program is to promote a love of reading and to inspire teamwork and good sportsmanship in an atmosphere of friendly competition. It's a fun day for everyone, team members and volunteers alike.
This year's Battle will be on Saturday October 19, 2019 from roughly 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, NY. We need eighty volunteers to fill many different roles on Battle Day. We welcome any and all help.
Please register online or contact the Volunteer Committee at with questions or to volunteer. For more information about the Westchester Battle of the Books, visit our website. For information about Dobbs Ferry Public Library teams, check out our website or contact Elizabeth Hobson, Director, at

Recurring Programs

Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesdays June 5-26
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Middle School

Come play this fantasy role-playing game! This is a group of middle-school students who meet at the Dobbs Ferry Library every week to play Dungeons & Dragons. They're always looking for new members!

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
(unless otherwise noted)
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