Latest Kids News

Pre-K Story Time (3-5 year olds)

Wednesdays: 10:00-11:00 July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2 & 9 Story time with Martha will include songs, stories, activities, crafts. Register

Grades 6 & up

Teens and tweens can participate in a special independent summer reading program. Read books, listen to books, read graphic novels, volunteer, spark your interest in stories of your own choosing and accrue points toward prizes. Sign-up by emailing and we will send you everything you’ll need to participate.

Battle of the Books Team

Teens should also consider joining our Battle of the Books Team. Battle of the books is a program in which teenagers entering 9th-12th grades participate in a reading and trivia game competition. All the students can read all or several of the selected five books. We provide you with your own set of the battle books. The reading starts right now and continues throughout the summer. During the summer our team will meet to familiarize ourselves with the books, and have mini battles. On August 19th there is a large competition between all the participating area libraries. This competition is a lot of fun! email for more information.

Pony Tales with Cori Nichols

August 3 10:00-11:00 HolyMac, a miniature Shetland Pony, courtesy of Hudson Valley HorsePlay, in Kerhonkson is coming to the library. HolyMac's visit will offer all ages an introduction to ponies across multiple dimensions. There will be stories read, a sign language interpreter will also be on site to share stories with the hearing impaired. Any children interested in participating as readers should inquire at the library desk. EPL has a wealth of books and stories related to horses and advanced reading is encouraged! HolyMac is no stranger to children, field trips and special events. The 12 year-old, 34 inch mare is part of HorsePlay's equine experiential learning team. (for children of all ages) Register


The Newbery Award

The Newbery medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

For the Honor Books click here.

The Caldecott Award

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

For the Honor Books click here.


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