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!
Clarkstown Central School District
As the school year comes to end, families are excited about relaxing, sleeping in, camp, and vacations away from home. But before you get too caught up in those lazy days, you should think about summer reading. Research has shown that
“… the best predictor of summer loss or summer gain is whether or not a child reads during the summer."
Young detectives needed to find clues, discover evidence and solve crimes. No experience necessary. Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 at 7pm. Must be entering Grades 3 or 4. Registration begins on June 24th.
Expand your knowledge of world geography at Kids Geo while playing games that include the U.S. as well countries from each continent on the globe. Learn the names and locations of the oceans, capitals of countries, longitude and latitude.
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!
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!
Books.......enjoy them you should. Makes you strong like the force, reading does. Visiting the children's department to see the Star Wars display... entertain you it will. Obi Wan's light saber they have!
Instead of heading home after school on Friday May 10th, how about taking an imaginary trip to the Caribbean through stories, songs and a craft? Registration begins Wednesday April 24th. Open to children in grades 2-4.
Feeling overwhelmed? Too many issues with little ones and too few answers? Come on in to the Children's Department and take a look at our Parenting Collection. All the books on those shelves address a common childhood issue. A few of our picture books in this section include: One Special Day, a story for big brothers & sisters by Lola Schaefer, which talks about a new baby coming into the family; Melanie Walsh's Living with mom and living with dad describes a young child experiencing shared custody; Good-by, Sheepie by Robert Burleigh deals with the loss of a family pet; and My grandpa by Marta Altes is the story of a young bear whose grandpa is getting forgetful.
Come take a look -- we were not successful last Spring, but this time dozens have arrived!