Kathy Bachor's blog
Within the next few weeks, the Internet-access computers in the Children's Library will be updated with a new log-in procedure. All young internet users will need a library card to use them. Users will be able to load money on their account for printing and the time limit will be automatic. This Envisionware product is already successfully in use on the adult computers. Please note that the Children's Library serves those patrons up to age 12 and people 13 and older will have to use the nternet computers for teens/adults.
Can't you hear that whistle blowin' - rise up so early in the morn - well, not so early, really. 10 a.m. isn't early for children ages 3+ who'd like to come on in and hear some stories. All Aboard! Storytime is back at the Congers Train Station in October, but we've moved to Wednesdays now. There will be sessions on October 3, 10, (no session on October 17) October 24 and a special spooky edition on October 31~ Also, we'll be meeting November 14 & 21 (no session November 7). Don't forget to bring a grown-up and a mat to sit on. There's plenty of parking and chairs are on-site for the grown-ups. No registration necessary - come to one session or all. See you soon! And be sure to wear a costume if you'd like to on Halloween!
Our non-fiction stacks are filling up with many new titles written for kids from K - 6th grades. Have you ever heard of a fennec fox or a bonobo? Tried to bake a cakepop? Wondered if you could do origami or fly a paper airplane? Wanted to know more about an exotic country you've never been to? Come on in to our children's department and any of our librarians will be happy to help you find a non-fiction title to satisfy your curiosity about many topics. Oh, and don't forget the biography collection - many famous people have books written about them these days. How did Usain Bolt come to win Gold in the Summer Olympics? Who started the tradition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons? Where does Lady Gaga find those crazy outfits? Did Amelia Earhart really get lost? Which pro wrestling champion has the most interesting life?
It's time to do some Fall planting and weeding! We also need to prepare for our Afternoon Tea in the Garden party to recognize all our volunteers and thank the community for their support. It is planned for September 8 (raindate Sept 9). We will meet on Thursday, August 30 at 7pm and Friday September 7 at 4pm to accomplish these goals. Garden Rockers! Club is open to children entering grades 2 - 5 from Clarkstown Central School District. Call the children's department to register.
Sound familiar? Why not keep those tots busy with a read-a-long title during those long car drives? We have a big selection of new titles and old favorites here in the Children's Department. Also - the older kids may enjoy listening to the latest Theodore Boone title by John Grisham, or they could listen to popular titles from Lemony Snicket, Roald Dahl, or J.K. Rowling. Come on in and browse through our big selection of books on CD, Playaways, and Read-a-long kits before you hit the road. All of these formats in children's circulate for one month.
For a more thorough list - click here: http://guides.rcls.org/content.php?pid=326967
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!
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 11:00am - Register 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
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!
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.)
Join Mrs. B for an out-of-library preschool storytime at Congers Train Station on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Sessions will take place from April 17 through May 22. Please remember to bring a mat to sit on and a grownup. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available. The Congers Train Station is located on Burnside Avenue, just off of Congers/Lake Road, near the railroad tracks - of course! The program lasts 30 minutes or so and plenty of children will fit in the big room! Hope to see you there!