Your child's journey to becoming a life-long reader begins here with us!
Our children’s library offers an enriching environment for kids and their families to explore, learn, and read together. To encourage your child to become a lifelong learner and reader, the Marlboro Free Library offers a wide selection of programs, digital resources, and traditional library materials, including board and picture books, leveled readers, and juvenile fiction and non-fiction titles. We invite families to stop in to check out our programs, read in our reading nooks, play on our AWE computer stations, featuring child friendly games and activities, check out our collection, and to meet our Children’s Librarian.
Story Time Expectations
The Marlboro Library’s early literacy programs offer opportunities for families to learn together in an enriching and safe environment. We know that young children like to explore, but doing so should not prevent others from enjoying their experience. If your child isn’t having a good day, try stepping out and taking a walk around the library until they’ve calmed down. If behavior becomes a persistent issue, the Library reserves the right to ask that you refrain from attending story time until your child’s behavior is no longer disruptive.
Our story times are interactive early literacy learning opportunities for you and your child to TALK, SING, READ, WRITE, and PLAY together. We ask that phones are put away and that you come ready to participate alongside your child. This will maximize the benefit of attending this special experience for you and your child.
Registration is required for all story time programs. Please contact the children’s librarian on the days you will be absent. After two no-call, no-shows we will assume you’re no longer interested and will remove you from the registration list to accommodate those on the wait list.
Inclement Weather Closings and Cancellations:
The Marlboro Library’s inclement weather closings and delays are separate from the Marlboro School District’s closings and delays. Those registered for story time will not receive a phone call regarding inclement weather closings. Please check for closings and delays by calling 845-236-7272 for a recorded message. If the Library is due to open before or at the time story time is scheduled, the program will still run as usual.
If story time is cancelled due to illness or circumstances other than inclement weather, those registered for the program will receive a phone call letting them know the program is cancelled for the day.