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Children

Ready for a frightfully fun time?

Registration for our third annual Pumpkinpalooza is under way. Join us next Friday, October 24 at 4:00pm for a chilling session of stories presented by the "Story for Kids Club" of Clarkstown North High School.  These teens will tell frightful tales and scary stories appropriate for brave little youngsters ages 5 and up.  Wearing costumes is encouraged!  Limited seating is available in our haunted basement room, so call 634-4997 x 121, to reserve your space soon -- if you dare!

CARS

Volunteers Needed!!

Student and adult volunteers are needed to help with the children's Chess Club.  Experienced chess players can volunteer to assist with children ages 7-12 years by providing basic instruction or serving as an opponent.  Meetings are on Fridays 4-5:00pm twice a month.  Students will be compensated with service hours and adults will be showered with gratitude!  Check the library's calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

 

For more information, contact:

Amy Chesman, Children's Librarian

634-4997 ext. 122

achesman@rcls.org

LASSIE

 

LASSIE

September 12th marks the 60th anniversary of Lassie's television debut.  This program was based on the classic chldren's novel Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight.  Who wouldn't love a good story about a beloved Collie described as:  "A champion of selflessness, courage and loyalty, Lassie has been a hero to generations young and old, human and canine alike."  In honor of this day in doggie history, read the original Lassie story or one of these other favorite dog titles:

...well, okay - THIS would bother us....

...but when someone timidly approaches the children's desk and whispers "I'm sorry to bother you, but I have a question", please know -- it's really not a bother! We may look too busy at first glance, but we generally bring work to the desk in case we have a quiet moment when a patron doesn't need help. Although our duties include collection development, planning and implementing programs, scheduling room use, weeding, etc., all those other tasks can be done when we're elsewhere.  So please don't hesitate to come on over and ask for what you need if we haven't asked you first!  After all, we're here for you and your families!

Louvre Museum

On August 10, 1793, the Louvre Museum opened in Paris, France.  In recognition of this historic day, we invite you to discover the library's art related materials, which include mystery, biography, non-fiction, DVD, and picture book titles.  Some of our children's favorites include:

Chasing Vermeer (J MYSTERY BALLIETT)

Mary Cassatt (JB CASSATT)

A weekend with Degas (JB DEGAS)

The life and work of Jackson Pollock (JB POLLOCK)

Diego Rivera: his world and ours (JB RIVERA)

Masterpieces up close (J 752 COL)

13 painters children should know (J 759 HEI)

Gustav Klimt: a painted fairy tale (J 759.36 KOJ)

Frida (J 759.972 WIN)

Artobet: a magical adventure of artists from A-Z (JDVD 759 ART)

AMELIA EARHART

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas.  Amelia was an adventurous and curious child, who enjoyed exploring with her sister.  In 1920, she took an airplane ride at the Long Beach air show and immediately wanted to learn how to fly.  She was the 16th woman to get a pilot's license.  In 1928, she became the first female to fly across the Atlantic.  Amelia soon became a celebrity but didn't stop there.  At the age of 40, "she mysteriously disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator." 

Learn more about this American icon by visiting these websites:

www.ameliaearhart.com

www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org

Brilliant! Registration Begins June 23

BRILLIANT! (A  PROGRAM ABOUT DAY-GLO) Monday July 7, 7pm.  Entering Grades 3 & 4.

 Take home a copy of The Day-Glo Brothers; The True Story Of Bob And Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton.day-glo brothers We'll review the story,  learn how day-glo was invented, and create a  glow-in-the-dark playdough sculpture.  Register and pick up a copy of the book starting June 23!

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Summer's nearly here!  School is nearly done....but let's not take a vacation from reading!  We are pleased to participate in the nation-wide summer reading program "Fizz, Boom, Read!"  Come in with your child starting June 27th to pick up your kit. You must present your New City Library card to receive the packet. For every book read, each child will receive a bubble to put in our beakers and test tubes -- and hopefully they will fizz and boom out the top from all the kids' summer reading!  We are also offering science programs such as Soda Bottle Science, Bubble Trouble, Science Quest Treasure Hunt, and more!  We have music programs planned as well - Mr. Kurt, Matty Roxx, and Romper Room.  Want arts & crafts? Book clubs? We've got those, too!

We Recommend....

The Boys Free Choice Book Club is a one-of-a-kind book group for boys in 3rd- 6th grade.  We read whatever we want and then once a month get together for discussions, reviews, extension activities and snacks.  Watch this video to see what we have been reading (click on the box in the bottom, right corner to view in full screen).  New members can sign-up this fall.

 

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