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Rachel Likes Poetry!

Rachel Likes to Read!


Register for Summer 2021 Programs below.

​​Coronavirus and the Library:  

No appointments needed for in-building browsing and internet.
Masks are required for non-vaccinated people in the library and required for all in the Children’s room.

Curbside pickup service is still available by appointment. Click on the green button at the top of this page to schedule your appointment.

Summer 2021

Summer Programs will run from June 15 - Sept. 15.

Registration for virtual programs is open. 

Registration for in-person programming is open to Nyack School District patrons only and will begin one week before each program date. For programs in the library, strict Covid safety measures will be followed.

Program Registration

Register by clicking "See Full Calendar," using the CHILD's name to register.





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 Gagliano
Head of Children’s Services


View and print our monthly program calendars here:






Please remember:

  • Use the CHILD's name to register.

  • Program spots are limited and have age restrictions. Once a program fills, patrons will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District.

  • Residents outside of the Nyack School District may register for remaining program spots after Nyack School District patrons.

  • Please notify us directly by phone of cancellations.

  • Programs are designed for the intended age group.

  • Registration is required for all programs (unless noted otherwise).

  • All programs are free!

  • Registration requires an active email account. The program will send a confirmation and reminder to your email.Please check your SPAM folder or contact the library if you do not see a confirmation or reminder email.