Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, May 28

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Meet the Raptors

Meet the Raptors

Wednesday, May 29

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 6 and Up

Teatown Reservation visits the Dobbs Ferry Library with a live presentation of 4-5 birds of prey!

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, May 29

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, May 30

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Battle of the Books Interest Meeting for Grades 3 - 11 via ZOOM (Registration)

Battle of the Books Interest Meeting for Grades 3 – 11 via ZOOM (Registration)

Thursday, May 30

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Grades 3-11

Battle of the Books is an the annual book trivia tournament run by the Westchester Library System. Every library has its own teams and we’re looking for kids in grades 3-11 to represent Dobbs Ferry!

If you’re interested in joining and able to dedicate all of Saturday, October 26th, to the tournament, please email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org or childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to get the Zoom link! We will be discussing the tournament format, the books everyone will be reading, permission slips, and more.

Want more info? Check out our website!

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, May 31

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Pride Butterflies - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Pride Butterflies – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 1

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Pride Butterflies

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Pride Month Storytime

Pride Month Storytime

Saturday, June 1

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ages 4-8

Kick off Pride Month with Ms. Gina! Wear your best rainbow outfit to storytime, after which we will do a couple of themed crafts and activities together!

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Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 2

All Day

Visit our StoryWalk all Spring long, starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut St. Available in Spanish and English.

Begins Thursday April 18th with our Kickoff event.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 2

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 4

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, June 5

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, June 6

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 7

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Plate Pufferfish - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Paper Plate Pufferfish – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 8

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Paper Plate Pufferfish

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Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Paws for Reading with Buddy (Registration)

Saturday, June 8

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

All Ages welcome.

Children read one-on-one with Buddy, a specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) and his handler, Dobbs Ferry resident Marty Kanengiser. Children will select a book to read to Buddy before the program begins, and they will spend 10-15 minutes reading aloud. They are also welcome to ask questions about Buddy, a 12-year-old rescued black lab who loves children, other dogs, and reading.

Registration REQUIREDemail childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Improv Showcase

Improv Showcase

Saturday, June 8

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring players from Improv Innovations’ Inter-generational Troupe. Audience Participation encouraged. Directed by Ellen Flaks. Theater Games, Improv Sketches — Bake Sale and Reception to Follow!

2:45 PM Doors Open
3:00 PM Performance Begins
4:30 PM Refreshments

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Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 9

All Day

Visit our StoryWalk all Spring long, starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut St. Available in Spanish and English.

Begins Thursday April 18th with our Kickoff event.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 9

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Chess Club (Registration)

Chess Club (Registration)

Monday, June 10

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come learn to play chess with Bradley Wank, Esq. – All Ages welcome!

Register with reference@dobbsferrylibrary.org — please indicate the title and date of the program you are registering for!

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 11

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Tween Book Club: "The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels"

Tween Book Club: “The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels”

Tuesday, June 11

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ages 8-12

Join us for a once-a-month kids’ book club! We read a new book every month, then meet discuss our thoughts and do a trivia battle against each other! This month, we will be reading The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels by Beth Lincoln

Place a hold so it’s ready to pick up when you come in! Registration is REQUIRED – please email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615 or stop by the Children’s Room to register.

On the day they are born, every Swift child is brought before the sacred Family Dictionary. They are given a name, and a definition. A definition it is assumed they will grow up to match.

Meet Shenanigan Swift: Little sister. Risk-taker. Mischief-maker.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, June 12

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Westchester LGBTQ+ History Project: Make Your Own Pride Zine (Registration)

Westchester LGBTQ+ History Project: Make Your Own Pride Zine (Registration)

Wednesday, June 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Allee Manning, founder of LGBTQ+ History Project, for this special 2 part program!

PART 1 – Explore historical LGBTQ+ iconography for inspiration and make your own zine!

PART 2 – Allee will share her research in Westchester’s LGBTQ+ history.

Come to one or both parts – everyone who attends either will get free pizza.

Email teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to sign up

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, June 13

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 14

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Pride Lion Cards - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Pride Lion Cards – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 15

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Pride Lion Cards

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Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Spring StoryWalk on the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

Sunday, June 16

All Day

Visit our StoryWalk all Spring long, starting at the Keeper’s House and continuing toward Chestnut St. Available in Spanish and English.

Begins Thursday April 18th with our Kickoff event.

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Stuffed Animal Field Trips - Ongoing from the Children's Room

Stuffed Animal Field Trips – Ongoing from the Children’s Room

Sunday, June 16

All Day

Ages 3 and Up

The library’s stuffed animals want to go on field trips! Check one out, bring them home, and add to their personal scrapbooks by writing about and taking pictures of the fun things you do together. When you’re at the library, you can visit the animals who have made it back to home base and see what they’ve been up to. Stuffed animals may be periodically rotated out based on condition.

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Baby Songs & Stories

Baby Songs & Stories

Monday, June 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

For parents and caregivers of babies up to 24 months.

Join children’s librarian Gina to learn songs, fingerplays, and more that you can do with your baby.  Each meeting will leave time for open discussion and connection with other parents/caregivers.

Registration recommended but not required – email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, call (914) 693-6615, or stop by the Children’s Room to sign up.

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Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Toddler Yoga (Registration)

Tuesday, June 18

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18-36 Months

Help your toddler find their breath and follow along as they flow through this little-kid-friendly practice with Pooja Mehta. The interactive yoga adventure will be having them move in a way that feels good and allows them to use their imagination as they stretch their body and calm their mind!

Email childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register. Bring your own yoga mat!

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Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

Wednesday, June 19

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ages 5-10

Celebrate Juneteenth with a storytime and fun activities, featuring special guests local organization Parenting Children of Color.

Registration REQUIREDemail childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org to register!

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 - 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18) *PROGRAM FULL* Waitlist only

Wednesday, June 19

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

Programs full – waitlist only

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month.

The beginning of each meeting is open to public comments.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Dungeons & Dragons Club (Ages 8 – 18): SPACE ON THURSDAYS / REGISTRATION

Thursday, June 20

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ages 8 – 18

AVAILABLE SPACE ON THURSDAYS – last session June 20th

Registration is required via this Google form: https://forms.gle/UdDW3BzGVV9Wm6V19. You are not registered until a librarian contacts you with confirmation and scheduling details.

Questions? Participants aged 8-12 can email children’s librarian Gina at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org, and participants aged 13-18 can email teen librarian Alex at teens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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Lego Club in the Children's Room

Lego Club in the Children’s Room

Friday, June 21

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Ages 3 +

Use your imagination to build something special with our giant stash of LEGOS!

Fridays all month long.

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Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons - Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Take & Make Craft Kits for Kids: Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons – Limited Supply / First-come First-served

Saturday, June 22

All Day

Ages 3 and up.

Pick up a kit containing a craft that you can do at home. Supplies are limited — first come, first served!

This Week’s Craft – Summer Reading Hot Air Balloons

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2024 Children's Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

2024 Children’s Summer Reading Game (June 26 to August 16)

Sunday, June 23

All Day

Kids ages 3 to 12 are eligible for our children’s summer reading game. Kids below the age of 3 are encouraged to sign up for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge.

Two Ways to Participate:
Track the Time You Spend Reading This Summer
1. Use our online log at ReadSquared to set a goal for yourself and earn prizes!
2. Sign up for an account at https://dobbsny03.readsquared.com/
3. Set a goal for how much you’d like to read. The minimum goal is 5 hours over the course of the summer.
4. Read! For every minute you read and log, you get 1 point.
5. (optional) Attend programs! For every program you attend and log, you get 75 points. See our calendar for the full list of programs.
6. For every 10% of your goal that you reach, you get a prize from the treasure chest! Readers who complete their goal will get a free book from our book sale at the end of the summer.

Enter the Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge
1. Pick up or print a Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Map (link coming soon).
2. Follow a path on the map, reading a book of any format in each designated category as you travel across the island.
3. Earn an activity kit or toy by forging a path less than 15 spaces long; earn an extra free book for paths longer than 15 spaces.

I have a question and/or I need help! Who should I contact?
Stop by the children’s room Monday-Friday to speak to Ms. Gina, call (914) 693-6615, or email her at childrens@dobbsferrylibrary.org.

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