Wonderopolis is a website sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy that encourages families to learn together. Check out the "Wonder of the Day" or search through a list of topics to find fun facts (art, nature, sports,..). Each curiosity is presented using a question, such as:
What is a butte?
Can you count with letters?
Why are they called Daddy longlegs?
What is a masa?
With all our recent weather, maybe it's time to come on over to the library for some fun activities during winter break. (Please note: programs with asterisk (*) require registration, which is now open.) On Tuesday February 19th, kids in grades 1 - 5 can celebrate Chinese New Year* at 1:30pm. Then, we're traveling to outer space in the Starlab* - 6pm for grades K - 3, 7pm for grades 4-6. On Wednesday, there are still openings for Baby Love* at 10am.
Wednesdays at 10:00am
6 weeks to 1 year old
Playtime, stories, songs and more!
All Aboard! Storytime is cancelled Wednesday 1-16 due to expected weather conditions. Please join us next Wednesday - weather permitting.
We have recently added MUZZY, the award winning multimedia foriegn language program for children, to our database offerings. This is an entertaining and effective way to introduce young children to Spanish, Mandarin, French, and many others. It is also a source of help for children learning English as a second language. You can access MUZZY from home, on this homepage, by clicking on the first item under the RESEARCH TAB....DATABASES. Select the STUDENT tab on the right, and you will find MUZZY listed amongst the other databases so valuable to young learners.
Pandora is a free online radio station that you customize to your own taste. It also offers a great selection of music for kids. Start out at www.pandora.com to create a free account with a valid email address and password. Browse a list of popular stations or search using a music genre or artist's name. Once you have made your selection, Pandora will begin playing songs within your chosen genre or artist and others like it. Don't like what they have selected? Just fast forward to the next song. Do you love what they have selected? You can name and save your station for future listening. Most lyrics and artist's biograpies are included. Some suggested playlists to try are:
No library card or registration needed !
Come on down to the historic Congers Train Station for some fun stories and songs! This program will be presented on Wednesdays at 10:00am in two 6-week sessions. The first session runs from January 9 - February 13. The second session runs April 3 - May 8. Everyone is welcome to attend just one week, or every week that's convenient for your family. There is plenty of parking and restrooms are available. Bring a mat to sit on and a grownup! There are chairs for big people. All Aboard! Storytime is geared for children ages 3+ and lasts 30 - 40 minutes. See you at the Station!
Thursday, January 3rd and February 7th at 6:30pm
Help During a Difficult Time
Since the day that tragedy struck the town of Newtown, Connecticut, people have been struggling to comprehend this unimagineable act of violence. As a result, many of us (including children and students) are experiencing sadness, grief, and anxiety. Below is a resource link, prepared by the youth service librarians of Rockland County, to help us cope during this difficult time. We hope that it can be of help and comfort.
Many thanks to all who donated to the project. Sandy Hook has been overwhelmed with snowflakes from everywhere! We have mailed out what was already donated and won't be collecting any more.
To quote a recent Newtown Patch article:
"Connecticut PTSA is deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck our Newtown community. We have met with the PTA and community leaders in Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary to offer our assistance at this very difficult time. They have asked us to spearhead the following efforts on their behalf......Snowflakes for Sandy Hook. Please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! Get creative!" This is just one project on the list.