Briarcliff Manor Public Library, One Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, New York, 914-941-7072


an around the Village scavenger hunt for families

Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society has a challenge for the families of Briarcliff. Get to know some Village history along the way! Can you find all of the sites pictured? If you take any pictures of yourself at the sites you find and post them on Facebook please use the hashtag #briarcliffhistoryhunt. We would love to see them! Also, we would love to hear about your Briarcliff history hunt experience! Did you find them all? How long did it take you? Which one was the hardest to find? Email Amy Kaplan at

BROWSE NEW BOOKS -- Everytime we add a new book to our collection, we include it here. Look for our newest picture books, beginning readers, novels, nonfiction and graphic novels. Let us know what you want, or place a hold on the item, and schedule to pick it up curbside.

virtual craft clubs

dates and times coming soon

Details posted in November.

Spring Door Hanging
materials needed

Mini-Rug Hanging
materials needed

Decorative Paper Box
materials needed
printable box template

Indoor Mobile Decoration
materials needed

Bear Magnet or Clip
materials needed

Dog Bookmark
materials needed

Wire and Beads Craft
materials needed

Picture Frame
materials needed

DIY Clipboard
materials needed

Aquarium Bookend
materials needed

Shrink Sheet Keychain
materials needed

Pipe Cleaners & Beads Keychains tassel, dragonfly, person
materials needed


This program was held in the Fall of 2020. All of the live Zoom meetings were recorded for you to watch anytime. Cut some paper into squares and follow along with the videos to learn how to make your own origami animals.

Dog video instructions sheet Duck video instruction sheet
Sea lion video instructions sheet Butterfly (and flower) video butterfly instructions & flower instructions

Is your family looking for ways to keep the kids from getting bored and to keep them away from their screens? We found tons of activities that are engaging, fun, and don't require leaving your house or yard. We had an activity newsletter over the spring and summer of 2020 and sent science experiments, games to play around the house, adventures for the yard, and craft/art ideas. We provided ideas that work for a range of ages- from toddlers to preteens. We sent an idea a day last spring and weekly ideas around a common theme this summer.

Ebook recommendations
Booklists & Recommendations

Outdoor Library Club

for preschoolers (almost 3s - 5 yr olds with caregivers)

Registration is required:

Wednesdays at 1:00 pm, September 22 - October 27

Each week the children will have a different craft and then the children will go on a "book bundle hunt." When they find their bundle of books, they can read the book together with their caregiver on a bench, at a table, or on a blanket you bring for the park, or you can take them home to enjoy together (to be returned the following week).

Outdoor Songs in a Circle Time

for babies/tots up to 30 months

Please note all of the days/times for this program are now full. We are maintaining a waitlist which will have priority for Spring registration.

Tuesdays at 10:30 am,
September 14 - October 26

Wednesdays at 10:30 am,
September 15 - October 27 (no mtg 10/13)

Thursdays at 11:30 am,
September 9 - October 28 (no mtg 9/16)

We will sit outside in the Law Park Pavilion and sings songs with movement in a socially distanced circle. Space is limited.
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Child(ren)'s age(s):

Afterschool Stories

For 4 - 7 year olds

4:30 pm on Thursdays
on Zoom
This program will not run this fall

Calling all children who love listening to stories! Amy will be reading aloud books from our picture book collection - both new arrivals and old favorites. All participants vote for their favorite story at the end of each meeting.

Registration is required.


Babies & Toddlers
with Caregivers

Don't forget to take a Dance break & a Book break!

(Music from Storytime, grab any book and read together)

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Please note age groups. 4th graders may join both groups or pick the group with which they feel most comfortable. Registration is required.
2nd - 4th Graders

Enjoy a short trivia game and discussion about the book at each meeting. Meetings are virtual via Zoom. Registration is required.

Contact Amy Kaplan at to register.


Wed. Sept. 22nd at 4 pm
Ben's Revolution: Benjamin Russell and the Battle of Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick

Thurs. October 21st at 6 pm
High and Dry by Eric Walters

4th - 7th Graders

Enjoy a short trivia game and discussion about the book at each meeting. Meetings are virtual via Zoom. Registration is required.

Contact Amy Kaplan at to register.


Wed. Sept. 29th at 4 pm
Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai

Thurs. October 28th at 6 pm
A League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant


FALL DATES: Tuesdays at 4 pm online, Sept. 28 - Nov. 16

We brought our chess club online! Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide instruction. However, if your child knows the game and wants to meet online with other kids from Briarcliff to play a game of chess let me know! Please contact Amy Kaplan at if you want to join the club!



This program is for children in grades 1 - 5. Help build confidence in reading aloud skills by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. This program is being held via Zoom at this time.


Watch booktalks -- Each year Briarcliff Manor Public Library and Todd School partner together for a 4th and 5th graders video book talk club. The kids write, film and edit their book talks. The kids are promoting books that they LOVED to other kids! Many books talked about are on the Todd School summer reading list. Watch them to get some ideas for what to read next.

ONLINE RESOURCES for children only

*Please note that the resources featured on the ebooks, audiobooks, etc. pages include children's materials. The following are online resources that are for children only.
Tumblebooks - With Tumblebooks, the computer will read books aloud to you, or you can opt to read them yourself, while seeing the text and pictures on the creen. There are also some older reader options with large easy to read font. This resource has books in English, Spanish, and French. There is also the Tumblebooks app available for download.

Kanopy Kids - Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that help children develop empathy, mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining and educational videos. Kanopy has partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age rating for videos on Kanopy Kids. You will need your library card and pin to utilize this resource.

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