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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!

May the Fourth Be With You!

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!

What's a parent to do?

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. 

Hatchlings in Children's!

                               

Come take a look -- we were not successful last Spring, but this time dozens have arrived!

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