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Children

Sing-A-Long with Jacob

The library offers Ready, Set, Storytime! each Tuesday at 1:30pm.  Once a month, we offer a special treat!  Local musician, Jacob visits this program with his guitar and performs a sing-a-long for the children.  Upcoming dates include:

February 23rd, March 29th, April 26th, May 31st, June 28th

 

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten?!?!?!?!

Yes! New City Library joins many other libraries throughout the country to promote family reading through this initiative. But...1,000 Books!! Impressive, you say? Too hard, you think? Well - in this program, if you read just three books a day to your young ones, you will have read over 1,000 in just one year! Do that for two years, or three years...you get the picture. Each child listening to the story can count that book. What child doesn't love to hear the same book over and over before bed? Well - each time that book is read, it counts! Not so formidable a task, now, is it? Just stop by the children's reference desk to pick up your first reading log and we'll tell you all about it. But..does this really impact a child's development? Studies have shown that children as young as infancy benefit from hearing stories and language, as reasearch shows that during the first year infants' brains are developing the neural connections they will use for language and high cognitive functions through the rest of their lives.

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station TODAY!

Come on over at 10:00am this morning for some fun stories and songs. Best for little listeners ages 3 and up. No registration or library card needed!  See you there -- Burnside Avenue in Congers -- next to the train tracks, of course!  Plenty of parking and restrooms are available.

Romp in the New Year!

That's right!  Romper Room on Saturday is happening today! Come in for a ticket for the 10:30am or 11:30am session.  Open to families in the New City/West Nyack Libraries district.  One adult per child is allowed, but each adult may bring all the children in their care.  Hope to see you later!

Can't something be easier???

Well, we're trying! You may have noticed that most children's programs requiring registration start the sign-up on the 1st or 15th, rather than scattered throughout the month. Easier to remember! Beneath the program description on our children's events page is a 'register' button. Just click on that and fill out the requested information. You will need your library card number. Once you are registered on-line, you will get a reminder email a day or two prior to the program! Of course, you can also phone or drop by the children's desk any time and we'll walk you through it. Can't plan too far in advance? Then take note of our many drop-in programs and stop by for one. Please be mindful of any age requirements and be sure to have your library card handy.  See you soon!

History in November

  

King Tutankhamen

Pumpkinpalooza returns!!

Those spooky teens are at it again! Join us next Friday, October 23 at 4:00pm for a riveting program of scary stories told by the "Story for Kids" club from Clarkstown North High School.  Wear your costume and join us.  Best for good little listeners ages 5 and up. Light refreshments will be served after the program.  We have limited space, so please come a little early.  See you then ---- if you dare!

 

 

 

Family Fun Night! Friday October 9th

SQUARE DANCE TOMORROW!!

Tickets still available

All Ages Welcome

Join us at the library for a hoedown!  Pat Cannon of Foot and Fiddle will be the caller for this family event. 

Refreshments at 5:00pm

Dancing starts at 5:30pm

Please arrive by 6pm before the library closes to the general public for the day. 


 

 

Historic October

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

In 1675, explorers required more accurate maps to navigate the seas.  Cartographers began by setting longitude at Greenwich, England.  On October 13, 1884 this location was established as the "starting point" of time, since it is at the Prime Meridian.  You can calculate the time at any location on the globe by starting at Greenwich (0 longitude) with every 15 degrees longitude representing one hour.  Are confused you?  Then check out www.greenwichmeantime.com for clarification.  Learn more about GMT, time around the world, daylight savings time, and more.  Still confused?  Then you need to come to the library and discover our collection of books and dvds about time.  Here are some titles to look for:

Greenwich guide (J529 DOL)

Time zones (J389 NAG)

It's about time (J529 EST)

Summer may be over......

....but there's still fun to be had at the library! Drop in for Chess Club, Romper Room, Storytime, Lego Builders, Sensory Storytime, Art-a-la-Carte, Mystery Pictures or our other non-registered programs.  Need to plan ahead?  Then sign up for a registered program like a book club, an art or crafts program - or grab a ticket to our first after-hours Family Fun Night Square Dance with refreshments and a real, live, in-person caller! There are always new books and DVDs coming in as well.  Just click on the Children's events tab, or come on in to check out our collections.  We look forward to seeing you!

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