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"


Chess Instruction
Thursdays September 12 and 26
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq.
Registration is required: call the library at 914-693-6614 to register!

Cultural Explorers: Caribbean Carnival
Saturday September 21
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come for stories, music, food, arts & crafts -- all ages welcome!
Our next Cultural Explorers event will be a celebration of Diwali on November 3.

Introduction to Birdwatching
Lecture at the Library
Monday September 23
7:00 PM
Hike at Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers
Saturday September 28
10:00 AM

Start the new school year fresh by picking up a new hobby -- for the whole family to enjoy! Come to a two-part program all about birds and birdwatching. On Monday September 23 there will be a lecture and slide show at the Dobbs Ferry Library with Hank Weber of the Audubon Society. On Saturday September 28 there will be a 45-minute walk through Lenoir Preserve, a Westchester County Park, in Yonkers -- meet at 19 Dudley Street!

Children's Movie
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Monday September 30
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and see "The Secret Life of Pets 2" on the big screen! Everyone is welcome but seating is limited; movie is rated PG.
Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.


Book Blowout Sale at the Ferry Festa
October 4-6

Come check out our book sale at the annual Ferry Festa!

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

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library!
(unless otherwise noted)
In the event of inclement weather call the library at 693-6614
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