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What's New in Children's?

We have new paint, new carpeting and new 6-legged guests.  What does that mean?  Come in and see our live ladybugs and praying mantises soon to hatch!  Many programs are offered this Spring, from Duct Tape wallets, Mr. Kurt shows, and School's Out movies to Simple Sign Language, Garden Rockers, and Techi Spy Guys.  The garden is beginning to flower and the collections inside are growing, too.  If you need information on anything from Aardvarks to Zambonis, we are your one-stop shopping destination!  Keep an eye on the Children's webpage and events tab for up-to-date information on all our activities.  Check out the good homework and entertainment website tips for kids!

Garden Rockers - Time to Rock!

Even though there are rumors of snow, the daffodils have started to bloom in the Children's Garden!  The Garden Rockers will meet for the first time of this season next Thursday, March 15, at 7:00pm.  Spaces are filling up, so if you are in grades 2 - 5 and have a New City or West Nyack Library card and would like to join - register soon in person or by phone.  Think Spring, Rockers!

U.S. Government Website

We are in the midst of a presidential election. If you want to get your kids interested in this media frenzy, here is a good place to start. At www.kids.gov, elementary and middle school students can learn about how a president is elected, how our government works, and other topics including: the census, FBI, the military, citizenship, maps, history, technology, and the capital city of Washington, D.C. Visitors to this website can play games, listen to audio and watch video. Links to other government related websites, such as NASA, Environmental Protection Agency and the Smithsonian are also available.

School's Out -- No Tickets Needed for these!

What fun stuff can you do with the kids during school break February 21 - 24?  Come on over to the Library and enjoy one of these open programs.  All you need is your New City or West Nyack Library card for admission!  Tuesday 4:00 pm - Rappin' Raptors - meet live birds.  Tuesday 7:00 pm - City Winds Trio.  Wednesday - 6:30 pm - Family PJ Storytime.  Thursday 1:30 pm - Young Ones Storytime.  Thursday 3:00 pm - Family Movie.  Thursday 6:00 pm - Mr. Kurt.  Friday - 3:00 pm - Family Movie.

Backyard Nature -- Rappin' Raptors Program

Come meet some live local birds from the Tenafly Nature Center and hear about how they live.  Why are they called "raptors"?  How did they come to live at the Nature Center?  How fast can they fly?  Find out the answers to these questions -- and more -- on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:00 pm.  No tickets are necessary, but you need to show your New City or West Nyack Library card for admittance on a first-come, first-served basis. 

School's Out Movies!

Don't forget - next Thursday, 2/23 and Friday, 2/24 during the Clarkstown Schools break we will show family movies at 3:00pm here at the library.  No tickets are required, but you need your New City or West Nyack Library card for admittance.  A limit of 85 persons are allowed in the room per fire regulations, so you may want to arrive a little early.  Yes - there will be popcorn!

Science on the Web

What does your child view on the internet?  Practical jokes, funny animal videos, mindless games??  Science News  is a magazine of the Society for Science and the Public.  Explore this website for current research and education in the fields of science.  You will be happy that your young ones are learning.   They will get a view of this school subject in a whole new light.  Recent topics include:                                                                                                                            

Garden Rockers Club

Even though snow is covering some of our garden, Spring will be here before we know it!  Keep an eye on our website and think about warmer days!  We will need to get together in March/April to clean up after the Winter storms and plan our new season of gardening.

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station

Join Mrs. B for a six-week Winter session at the Congers Train Station.  We will begin our weekly program on Tuesday January 24 at 10:00am and our last session will be Tuesday February 28.  Remember to bring your floor mat and a grown-up!  Come to as many sessions as are convenient for you.  No registration is necessary.  This storytime is appropriate for preschoolers 3 and up.  Hope to see you there!  (Please check the library website during inclement weather, in case we get stuck in the snow and can't meet!)

Every Child Ready To Read

Child Reading EVERY CHILD READY TO READ!   FREE WORKSHOP! 

Wednesday January 25 or Thursday January 26  from 10:00 - 11:00 .  To register, call 639-5619

or e-mail clarkstownfrclc@gmail.com

You are your child's first teacher. Do you really know HOW  to read to them?  This research based presentation will explore how to work with your child at home to develop the building blocks of literacy, so that they can enter school with an advantage.  Children who start kindergarten with strong pre-reading skills are ready to learn, and to succeed. This free program is made possibile through the generous support of The New City Library, Clarkstown Family Resource Centers and Rockland 21 C. 

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