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Special Guest at Storytime!

Once again, our friend Jacob will lead us with his guitar for a couple of songs during Young Ones Storytime.  He will be here on March 25, April 29, and May 27 at 1:30pm.

Feed the birds...tuppence a bag....

..well, okay, with inflation it's more like thruppence a bag these days. Birds visit the children's garden all year round and we try to help them through the winter by filling up the birdfeeders. Many thanks to all those patrons and staff members who have continued to donate bags of seed for this effort. We even took part in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology birdcount a couple winters ago. Just come into the children's room and you will surely see some of our feathered friends. Please consider donating a bag of bird seed at the children's desk. You can drop it off before or after you've looked through our many birding books in the children's and adult's collections!

December is fun......but then comes January!

The gifts have been forgotten, the confetti has been vacuumed up and the long winter looms ahead. Now what?  Head over to the library, of course!  Our family musical programs are especially handy for shakin' out the cobwebs.  Whether it's in the big meeting room with Mr. Kurt, the smaller storytime room in a Matty Roxx class, or stompin' with the whole family during Romper Room, you will be energized! Don't forget about storytime - we offer a 10am and 1:30pm session every Tuesday in January - and family pajama storytime on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm on January 8th and 22nd.  Need more?  We've got a drop-in Boredom Busters program each Friday at 4:00pm as well as a sprinkling of crafts!  Check on the children's event tab at the top of this page for more details for all our upcoming programs.  Of course, we have new books and dvds to take home anytime.  Drop by the children's reference desk for help in choosing the right programs and materials for your family.  We look forward to seeing you!

All Aboard! Storytime is back!

                     

NO PROGRAM ON TUESDAY 10/8/13. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Drop-in storytime at the Congers Train Station will be presented for six weeks, starting September 17th, every Tuesday at 10am.  Bring a mat to sit on and grownups must stay with their little ones.  No registration or library card is needed, so come by when it is convenient for your family. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  Suitable for good little listeners ages 3 and up.  The last session will be on October 29th and will feature spooky stories, so wear your costumes! 

Kids' Book Groups? We've got that!

In the fall, some of our popular book discussion groups for children and families will resume.  There will even be some new ones!"Girls' Night In" explores books with 5th & 6th grade girls and their mothers.  Co-sponsored by the Clarkstown Family Resource Center, "Bedazzled by Books" is a new group, serving 4th grade girls and their moms.  How about the guys, you say? We have "Boys, Building and Books", also co-sponsored by the CFRC, for boys grades 3 and up with their dads.  Another group will start up after the new year, for boys grades 3-6.

Too hot to travel with the kids?

Then come to your air-conditioned library and look through our children's book stacks for foreign-language or bi-lingual picture books, grab a travelling with kids guidebook, an appropriate cookbook and have an imaginary trip!  How else can you be in China for breakfast, Italy for lunch, and Puerto Rico for dinner?  Throughout our non-fiction stacks you will find books on celebrations in different countries and regions of the USA, cooking, geography, language, crafts.....well, you get the idea!  So don't worry about packing the car, booking plane tickets and hotels - travel the world in the children's library!

Karaoke Dance Party!! Can you dig it??

Come one, come all, to New City Library's meeting room for the Karaoke Dance Party!  3:00pm Friday, July 12.  There will be thousands of songs to choose from, including hits from your favorite stars.........Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Disney....the list goes on and on!  Since we have the big room, we can have a big party!  Disco lights, glow sticks, snacks.  Bring your friends, neighbors, family and dancing shoes!  Plenty of spaces left for dropping in if you can...be there or be square!

Summer Reading Club

Come on in and pick up your Summer Reading Club packet at the children's desk and get started!  Book reporting starts July 1.  There will be weekly prizes, special programs, and an army of ants before we finish up August 23.  All children in the New City Library district ages 2 & up can join.  Let's get reading!

Time to Rock the Garden!

Calling all Garden Rockers kids, Clarkstown Garden Club members, and other dirt enthusiasts!  We will be weeding and planting in the Children's Garden today at 6:30pm.  Our community support has been very strong donating plants and flowers - so bring your gloves and come on over!  To celebrate this beautiful space and thank our volunteers,we will host a Garden Tea Party on June 8 and 9 at 3:00pm. Please plan to join us then to sip tea from a real teacup and daintily munch a cucumber sandwich as you enjoy our beautiful garden!  Wearing fancy hats is encouraged!

Rootin' Tootin' Roundup!

There are still a few spots open for tomorrow's preschool cowpoke program!  Call x121 or drop by to register!  The program will take place at 1:30pm on Tuesday May 14 - we'll hear stories, make a cowpoke vest, have a snack and ride swim noodle horses!

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