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Kids & Family Services

About Us

Our Kids and Family Services Department serves youngsters from birth to 6th grade, as well as their parents and caregivers through a special collection of parenting and teaching materials.

Year-round programming includes programs for babies and toddlers, story times for pre-schoolers and elementary school students, bilingual story times, arts and crafts, live entertainment, films, parenting workshops and an incentive/reward based summer reading program.

Our staff are glad to assist children and teens in finding the right material for their homework assignments, research projects, general information and reading enjoyment. We also has a large collection of books, videos and other materials in both English and Spanish.

Hampton Library is a Family Place Library

Family Place Library

Family Place is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. Please visit our specially designed, welcoming space within the children's area and out collections of books, toys, music and multimedia materials for babies and toddlers.

Summer News

Family Fun Day

The Hampton Library is happy to welcome summer with exciting programs for the entire family. Please stop in the library and pick up our summer reading tote bag that will include all the details of our summer reading program. We are excited to be kicking off the Summer Reading Program with Nick The Balloonatic. Lets give him a Bridgehampton welcome as he entains our families with his amazing balloon artistry. To welcome the Summer Solstice we have planned a Mommy and Me Yoga out on the lawn and are happy to announce the arrival of Kai, The Hampton Library Reading Dog. Please stop in to visit and read to him. We are excited for the community to join us for our 7th annual Family Fun Day. We have lots of food, games and activities planned for this special event. The children's’ room staff looks forward to seeing everyone there.

"There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all." ~ Jacqueline Kennedy

Featured Summer Programs

What We Are Reading...

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Pax, by Sara Pennypacker

From the renowned author of the Clementine series, Sara Pennypacker has created a heartwarming story of love, loyalty and family that is sure to touch your heart. Pax, a red fox, was left in the woods as a kit all alone. Peter a young boy finds him in the woods and nurtures him back to health. The two become inseparable until the day his dad decides that Pax should return to the wild. Peter’s dad has enlisted in the war and Peter is now going to live with his grandfather 300 miles from home. Just before his father goes off to war they take Pax into the woods where Peter throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier into the woods. When Pax retrieves the toy he finds out that Peter and his dad have driven away without him. Peter cannot believe what he has done to his best friend, Pax. After spending only one night at his grandfather’s house, he sets off against all odds on the long journey to try and find his beloved companion. Can a domesticated fox survive in the wild? Can a young boy survive the treacherous woods to find his friend? The story is told through alternating viewpoints of Peter and Pax as each one journeys to find the other. Included are the unique pen and ink illustrations of Caldecott winner Jon Klassen. A beautifully written story that will bring a tear to your eyes.

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El Deafo by Cece Bell

El Deafo, by Cece Bell

From the words of R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder, “I love El Deafo! It’s everything you could want in a book: funny and touching and oh so smart.” I could not agree more. El Deafo is an autobiographical story of the authors early childhood days. Our heroine, Cece recoils about how she lost her hearing at the age of four due to meningitis and how it felt to be treated differently by her classmates because she wore a phonic ear. The author tells her story with much humor as she portrays her characters as rabbits with extremely long ears. We can relate to the personification of each character introduced in the story, pushy friends, annoying siblings, helpful teachers and loving and supporting parents. A great novel in coping with being different and teaching everyone how to be kind spirited.

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"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

Doctor Seuss
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LIBRARY HOURS: Monday to Thursday - 9:30 am to 9:00 pm | Friday - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm | Saturday - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm | Sundays - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Contact Us

Hampton Library

2478 Main Street

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Email: info@hamptonlibrary.org

Tel:   (631) 537-0015

Fax:  (631) 537-7229

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