Welcome to the Valley Cottage Library's Children's Room! You’ll find a wonderful collection of materials for children of all ages. We also have a collection of Early Literacy appropriate toys and activities for little ones, including a puppet theater, puzzles, blocks, dress up clothes, and a doll house. For older children, the Children's Room has several computers, study areas, board games, and activities.

A child's library experience begins in infancy by sharing familiar Mother Goose rhymes and little board books. Preschoolers and early elementary school children enjoy the world of stories and illustration as they choose from a vast array of picture books. Older children explore further worlds of fiction and non-fiction for pleasure as well as school assignments.

The Children’s Services Staff is dedicated to helping children and their families make full use of our materials and services.

A vast array of developmentally appropriate books, audio visual and other materials are here to be borrowed and enjoyed. We hope you’ll use your library often. It’s the best bargain in town!

Danielle Connolly
Head of Children’s Services



Books may be checked out for 28 days. Please limit to 6 per author or subject.

Board Books

Books With CD

Braille Books

Chapter Books


Easy Readers

Graphic Novels

Large Print

Picture Books

Spanish Books

Toddler Books


NEW Entertainment DVDs may be borrowed for 3 days, older ones for 7 days. A total of 6 combined may be checked out per person. Non-fiction DVDs may be kept for 28 days, with a limit of 6 per subject when combined with books.

Music CDs; Audiobooks:

Loan period is 28 days, maximum of 6 per person.

Parenting Collection:

A selection of books on topics of interest for parents in the Parent's Corner


Current and back issues may be checked out for 28 days. Limit of 6 total. Titles include:








Online Materials

Non-fiction eBooks for Children

We have Non-fiction eBooks for children. These are not through OverDrive (see below), and thus do not need to be "checked out". You can access them directly with your VCL or Nyack library card. They can be accessed by several patrons at once.
Subjects include Places, Plants & Animals, Technology, and History.

Click here for a Kids' eBooks guide

Fiction Ebooks for Children

We have a great selection of fiction eBooks for young readers through the Library's OverDrive account. OverDrive lets patrons borrow an eBook for one, two, or three weeks on a computer or mobile device. You can also borrow audiobooks, music, and watch videos.

Click here for more information and instructions for OverDrive go here

To go directly to  OverDrive

Sign in with your Valley Cottage or Nyack library card. You will be able to see materials that are exclusively for VCL and Nyack cardholders.

Reference Services


Our Children's Department Reference Staff consists of 1 full time librarian, 2 part-time librarians and 2 part-time library assistants.

Computer Stations:

We have 8 computers with Internet Access and Microsoft Office tools, 2 computers with CD-ROM games only, one touch screen NABI Tablet and one Internet station for adults in the children's room.

Assistance with Inter-library Loan:

borrow material from any of the 47 public libraries in Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and part of Ulster Counties!

Reader’s Advisory:

We have great Booklists, Bibliographies, and Read-a-like lists. Popular Series Lists

Group Visits:

Call to schedule a tour of the children's room for your children's organization!