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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!

White Sand, Blue Sea

CaribbeanInstead of heading home after school on Friday May 10th,  how about taking an imaginary trip to the Caribbean through stories, songs and a craft?   Registration begins Wednesday April 24th.  Open to children in grades 2-4.

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!

Website of the Month

April Website

Healthy Children

Healthy Children is a valuable resource for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It provides developmental milestones for children from birth to young adult.  In addition, it covers important medical topics, such as:

  • General Health Issues
  • Medical News
  • Immunizations
  • Injuries
  • Chronic Illness
  • Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Symptom Checker

 

All Aboard! Storytime is Back

We are starting another six-week session of stories at the Congers Train Station on Wednesday April 3.  We'll meet at 10:00am on Wednesdays through May 8.  No registration or library card is needed - just come on by when it is convenient for you and your preschooler age 3+.  There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available.  Hope to see you there!

"My child really enjoyed this book......

....can you tell me the title of a similar one?"  This is a common question asked of us here in the children's department.  If nothing pops into our heads right away, we often check in our database, NoveList K-8 Plus.  This database can be accessed from your home computer or here at the library.  Sounds great!, you say -- but how does it work?  Well, here is a brief introduction to this wonderful resource.  First go to our webpage.  Next, click on the "research" tab at the top.  When the drop-down menu appears, click on "databases".  On the next page there are more tabs!  Pick "literature" and it will bring you to the list of databases we have for that.  There you will see NoveList K-8 Plus. 

March Into Spring Re-scheduled

DaffodilsMARCH INTO SPRING - Re-scheduled to March 15 at 4pm.


There's still time for kids in grades K-2 to sign up for this after-school story and craft program. Due to our unexpected snow closing on Friday March 8, it has been re-scheduled for this coming Friday March 15 at 4pm.  Call to reserve a space!

Website of the Month

MARCH'S WEBSITE

Book Pals

Ever want to have a storytime with your favorite celebrity? Storyline Online is a website brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and includes video of famous actors and actresses reading aloud some of children's favorite books.  Titles include:

Brave Irene read by: Al Gore

The Night I Followed the Dog read by: Amanda Bynes

Harry the Dirty Dog read by: Betty White

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bear Picnic

                                     

Bring your favorite teddy bear or other fluffy friend to an indoor picnic!  On Tuesday March 12 at 1:30pm, Mrs. B will have the storytime room set up as a lovely spring meadow - with no ants!  Ongoing registration is underway, so if you are a preschooler age 3 and up, join us by signing up soon!  We will have stories, songs, and of course, snacks!

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