Amenia Free Library – Build A Better World

2017 New York Summer Reading Program

All programs are on Fridays at 10:30 am

July 7 – Bee Bee the Clown is back again! doing Magic, Juggling and Puppets.  Entertains children of all ages.

July 14 – Elaine Devine Laux, an art teacher, will read stories and do arts and craft projects.

July 21 – The Sharon Audubon Center will present its Hawk and Owl Program, for children and their parents to see, to touch, and learn.

July 28 – Brick Kids-LEGO PARTY.

Brick Projects explore your imagination. Come and build with us and have fun!

August 4 -Marcia the Musical Moose, Guitar! Magic! Puppets! Enrichment through Enchantment and Fun for All.

August 10 -Bubble Party, wear bathing suits!  Ice Cream party follows to end our Summer Programs.

For more information call the library at 845-373-8273

Amenia Free Library Children’s Story Hour

Every Thursday morning at 10:00a.m.  

 For children ages 0-5 years and their parents/caregivers.

Join us for stories, arts and crafts, music, snacks and more!

We meet year round and go outside to play, if the weather permits!

Please be advised: as of 8/10/2017, we no longer meet in the Community Room at Congregation Beth David.  We meet at the Amenia Free Library!

If you have any questions, please email the Children’s Activities Director at


eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

tumblebooksbanner_03_238x60TumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.