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All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station

The Storytime Train is making a special stop in Congers on Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00am.  This is especially for young children ages 3 + who like to hear stories during the Summer!  Don't forget to bring your grownup and a sitting mat! 

Website of the Month

JULY'S WEBSITE

Chillola is a website that offers instruction for young children just being introduced to a foreign language.  English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian is taught through audio and visual tools, along with printable worksheets.  Basic concepts include: the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, animals, food, body parts, time, weather, and more.

For the older child and more advanced conversationalist, try the Mango Language Learning database on the library's website.  Users can choose from over 24 languages.  Lessons are provided to develop grammar and vocabulary skills for everyday communication.  A translator is also included.

School's Out - Now What?

Run right over to the library - that's what!  Registration for the "Dream Big" Summer Reading Program begins Saturday June 23.  Come get your packet and earn prizes for reading.  Start off your Summer fun at one of the great shows we are having during the last week of June.  Wednesday 6/27 - Matty Roxx at 6pm - Thursday 6/28 Macaroni the Clown at 6:30 pm - Saturday 6/30 - Days of Knights at 11:00amRegister right away for the few spots left in the Songwriting Workshop on Tuesday 6/26 at 4:00pm - Registration is under way for Summer Backyard Nature on Tuesdays July 10-31.  We'll have hermit crabs, lightning bugs, grass people....and fun!  You can register now fo

What's a Tech Petting Zoo???

owlUnfortunately, it won't be possible for us to have a room full of adorable farm animals to touch, HOWEVER, we will have a few e-readers and ipods available for children (and their parents)  to become fully aquainted with.  We will answer your questions, let you touch the equipment, and show you how to use it. We will also explore the Library's Webpage, Databases and Freegal. 

      Techie Petting Zoo Hours Monday July 9 and July 23 from 7:30 - 8:30 in The Meeting Room

       For Children in Grades 4 and up, and parents.

Serendipity Stories at Germonds Pool

Clarkstown Parks & Recreation opens the Germonds Pool on Saturday June 16 at noon!  Bring proof  of residency and admission is free for the day.  Look around carefully between noon and around 2:00 pm and you will find me handing out library brochures and reading some stories!  Pull up a towel and join in.  Hope to see you there.   I plan to visit  all the Clarkstown Pool locations for Poolside Storytime throughout the summer, so keep an eye on our webpage or follow us on Twitter for updates!

Website of the Month

    June Website

Build Yourself Wild is a fun website from the Wild Life Conservation Society.  Create an image of yourself enhanced with a variety of animal features.  When it is complete, you will be given a name for your new creature along with a description of each part.  For example, my creature's is a "Gaz-ossa-bush-ger-tom-lion", which has the horns of a Thomson's gazelle, Fossa ears, Bush Baby eyes, Siberian Tiger paws, Tomato Frog legs, and an African Lion tail.  CRAZY!!  Now you can print it, send it to a friend, or set it to your computer's wallpaper. 

In addition, links to these wildlife centers are provided:  Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo

Supper Club Classics

                           

MAY 21, 2012 .....  begins Registration for "Supper Club Classics" ......

Enjoy pizza and join Librarian Marie McDermott as she revisits classics for young children on Monday evenings June 11, 18, 25 ... choose one date or all three.

Limited seating ....  6:00 pm

Ages 6-8

 

Garden Rockers! Planting!

  Rain, rain, go away!  We'll be planting on Thursday! That's right, Rockers - we will be weeding and planting flowers this Thursday, May 17, starting at 7:00 pm in the Children's Garden here at the New City Library.  Bring your enthusiasm and love of dirt and join up!  The Garden Rockers Club is open to kids in grades 2 -5 in the Clarkstown School District. (The bugs might be out, so apply any insect repellent at home if you wish.)

Global Trek

The school year is starting to wind down and many of us are thinking about getting away.  How nice would a beach vacation be right now?  Well, you can take a virtual trip around the world with Scholastic at Global Trek.  Start by selecting one of the 35 locations then create a travel journal and you're off!  Once you reach your destination, you will learn about the country's history, culture and people.  Details about daily life, holidays, food, sports, school, famous people, geography, and government is provided by actual students as they answer questions from Scholastic users.  When you complete your journey, test your knowledge with Mapman and his trivia games.  Don't wait until summer to take a vacation.

                                                 

Raindrops & Rabbits

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No registration necessary!

WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 4:00 PM

Children in grades k-2 are welcome to join us for stories and songs of spring.

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