Children’s Room Policies and Programs

Library cards are given to anyone who lives, works or attends school in the Towns of Yorktown or Cortlandt (Lakeland School District). Proof of residency, employment, or school attendance is required. No minimum age


To be eligible for programs, a child’s caregiver must live in Yorktown or Cortlandt in the Lakeland or Putnam Valley school districts. Buchanan, Croton and Montrose residents are not eligible for Hart Library Programs.

The library welcomes children to use its facilities for customary library activities, however, responsibility for children using the library rests with the parent, guardian, or assigned chaperone, not with library personnel.

Children 10 years of age or younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult or a teenager (16 years or older).

Responsible parties must remain in the building while a child 10 years of age or younger is attending a program.