Grades K-5

Online Resources for Students

NRPL remains open for virtual business! With a library card, students can download books, movies, music, educational programs and more! Check out all the online resources we have to offer here: in English and in Spanish.

Programs for Children from Kindergarten to Grade 5

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Vacation Week Programs When schools are out of session, the libraries are in full swing with daily entertaining and enriching activities for school-aged children. Free of charge, the programs include live performances, films, nature presentations, craft workshops, and more.

Seasonal Programs and Events Holidays, National Library Week, cultural heritage months, and other annual events are celebrated in programs and activities that frequently help school-aged children “connect” with good books.

BID Family Days Free activities designed for families take place on various weekends between September and June, at the Library and Ruby Dee Park at Library Green. Presented by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District in partnership with the Public Library, the City School District and PTA Council, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, the BID Family Days feature International mini-Fests, performances, craft workshops, films, scavenger hunts, and many other free enriching, entertaining and educational activities.

Summer Reading Program and Activities School-aged children may choose from a wide range of free summer workshops and programs held each weekday for six-weeks at the main library and the Huguenot Children’s Library. The programs are designed to encourage participation in the New York State Summer Reading Game theme, and provide children with enriching educational experiences through the summer.

Summer Fun on the Patio ChildPrgrm_Outside.jpgFree, supervised activities for school-aged children are held on the Huguenot Children’s Library’s patio each weekday during the summer. The activities include ping- pong, badminton, hopscotch, relay races, jump rope and tetherball, as well as arts and crafts projects. Participants may use their library cards to borrow chess sets, hula hoops, sand toys and other games suitable for old-fashioned fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

International Music and Dance ChldrnPrgrmIrishdncr.jpgVibrant performances by musicians and costumed dancers relating various cultural traditions are presented in a weekly series each summer, and in individual concerts throughout the year, as the library continually strives to showcase local and regional talent representative of the community’s great diversity. 

Steps to Success College students and volunteers are on hand to offer Homework Help every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30 pm to ten minutes before closing to assist elementary school students and younger middle school students in organizing homework needs, locating appropriate resources, and strengthening reading skills. This free Homework Help service is offered September through May, except during school vacation weeks.

Check our calendar for information on what’s happening at the Libraries this month.