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The Children’s Room of the Katonah Village Library provides a wide variety of programs for children from infants to upper elementary school age. Story hours are regularly scheduled for lap-sitting babies; Toddler Twos; and for Threes, Fours & Fives. Older children may participate in craft programs and reading programs.

Not to be forgotten is the huge Summer Reading Challenge for readers and pre-readers, which has a different theme every year.

Special events such as live animal programs, author visits, storytellers and puppet shows are scheduled throughout the year.

The Children’s Room is home to an astounding collection of dolls in native costumes from all over the world, which were collected by Katonah women in their travels in decades past. Three lighted display cases show off these lovely dolls.

While you’re in the Children’s Room, please say hello to Tina the Turtle. Tina, a Florida River Cooter, was abandoned on the Library’s doorstep in the fall of 1991. Following a “Name the Turtle” contest, Tina took up residence on the Children’s Room windowsill. Tina has grown to several times her original size, and has outgrown more than one tank! All of Tina’s expenses are covered by contributions from her friends.

Children’s Room: 914.232.1233

Children’s Room Hours

Monday: 10am - 8pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-5:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

Summer Hours
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Closed Sundays