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Garden Rockers! Planting!

  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.)

Global Trek

The school year is starting to wind down and many of us are thinking about getting away.  How nice would a beach vacation be right now?  Well, you can take a virtual trip around the world with Scholastic at Global Trek.  Start by selecting one of the 35 locations then create a travel journal and you're off!  Once you reach your destination, you will learn about the country's history, culture and people.  Details about daily life, holidays, food, sports, school, famous people, geography, and government is provided by actual students as they answer questions from Scholastic users.  When you complete your journey, test your knowledge with Mapman and his trivia games.  Don't wait until summer to take a vacation.

                                                 

Raindrops & Rabbits

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No registration necessary!

WEDNESDAY MAY 2, 4:00 PM

Children in grades k-2 are welcome to join us for stories and songs of spring.

All Aboard! Storytime at Congers Train Station

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! 

Movie Today!

Don't forget our School's Out Movie is showing at 3:00 pm TODAY!  There will be popcorn!  This animated film from deep in the rainforest shows the struggle between the nature sprites and encroaching development....featuring the voice acting of Robin Williams, Tim Curry, and others.  Just in time for Earth Day!

Upcoming Crafts for School-aged Kids

Just a quick reminder that next week we have two upcoming crafts for children who are in their "upper" elementary years.  If you're wondering how to keep your kids busy next week, these programs may fit the bill!!!

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012 we have a Knight's Armor Craft program from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Kids will have the opportunity to assemble and decorate foam-sheet armor.  Foam sheets are very durable and easy to work with.  Up to 12 children in grades 4-6 may register for this craft.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 we have a Duct Tape Wallet workshop from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  We will have several colors of duct tape on hand, and children will create their very own wallet complete with both a billfold and a seperate section to hold gift cards, photo ID's, etc.  These wallets make great gifts, too.  This program is appropriate for up to 6 children in grades 5 and 6.

Please call Youth Services at 845-634-4997, extension 121 to register your child(ren).

Keepers Of The Green

treeWednesday April 18th  3:30 - 5:00 pm 

     SAVE THE DATE!!

Children in grades 3 & up are invited to drop in and create some earth-friendly crafts. There will also be a visitng artist from the Woodstock area to paint pictures of endangered animals (on faces, if you are willing).  Join us for an afternoon of thinking and caring about our planet!

Hatching in Children's!

Our Luna Moth has hatched.  She must be released soon - so come say hello before 4pm Tuesday!

Quizlet

Quizlet is a wonderful study tool on the web.  Log onto quizlet.com to create a free account with an email address and password.  Start by creating a list of terms/definitions.  From here, Quizlet will generate printable flash cards, lists, games, and practice tests.  The practice tests are graded, so you can determine whether you have mastered the material or need to study more.  Additional features include, foreign languages, dictionary, images and audio.  Term lists can be saved and shared with classmates.  Access to already made lists are also available by topic.  Each list is filed separately, but can be added to or edited at any time.  Best of all, at the end of the term or school year, all of your work is waiting, neatly typed and organized for those cumulative midterm and final exams. 

What's New in Children's?

We have new paint, new carpeting and new 6-legged guests.  What does that mean?  Come in and see our live ladybugs and praying mantises soon to hatch!  Many programs are offered this Spring, from Duct Tape wallets, Mr. Kurt shows, and School's Out movies to Simple Sign Language, Garden Rockers, and Techi Spy Guys.  The garden is beginning to flower and the collections inside are growing, too.  If you need information on anything from Aardvarks to Zambonis, we are your one-stop shopping destination!  Keep an eye on the Children's webpage and events tab for up-to-date information on all our activities.  Check out the good homework and entertainment website tips for kids!

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