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Registration Calendar

Register for programs by clicking above. In-person or phone sign-up also available by calling 845-268-7700 during library hours.

Registration for our Spring Programs, April 1 through June 15, is ongoing for patrons who live in and out of Nyack School District.

- Registration for our Summer Programs, June 15 - September 15, will start on June 1. Out of District patrons may register starting June 15.

Please note, registration requires an active email account. The program will send a confirmation and reminder to your email. Please check your SPAM folder or contact the library if you do not see a confirmation or reminder email.

Use the CHILD's name to register.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten: This program promotes reading to newborns, infants, toddlers, and children up to Kindergarten. The goal is to have read 1000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Stop by the Children’s Room any time to sign up, get more information, and your first reading record.


Family Programs

Caring Cards & Crafts
March 21 – April 12
All ages.
Drop in the Children’s Room anytime to make a card for a local senior citizen to celebrate Springtime! Have fun decorating and writing a note on your card,
then we’ll give them to Meals on Wheels to deliver them to seniors and brighten their day.
Drop in – no registration.

Student Art Display
April – Valley Cottage Elementary
May – Liberty Elementary
Come and see artwork created in art class by students at our local elementary schools on display in the Children’s Room.

Movie Time!
Tuesday, April 26 at 1pm.
Ages 3 & up.
Watch The Peanuts Movie (G) on the big screen while school is closed for Spring recess!
No registration.

Spring Break open craft
Wed. April 27 from 10-2
Ages 2 and up.
Drop in and create a craft to celebrate Spring!
Drop in – no registration.
Spring Programs for Ages 5 and Under

Open Playtime
Jan. 4 – June 13 (no program 5/30)
Mondays from 10am-1pm
Ages 5 and under. It’s play-time in the Storytime Room, no matter what the weather brings! A great chance to meet other local families while you enjoy books, games, toys and puzzles with your little one(s).
Drop in – no registration.

Pint-size Playtime
April 8 – June 17 (no program 4/29)
Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Recommended for children under age 3.
Drop in anytime for playtime geared especially for tiny tots under age 3. The storytime room will have early development toys, puzzles, books, and activities for babies and toddlers to discover and learn. Meet other caregivers in the community while your little one explores!
Storytimes for Age 5 and Younger


Teddy Bear Stories
Select Mondays at 6:30pm
Ages 2 and up with adult(s).
You can wear your PJs and bring your favorite snuggly friend for this night-time Family Storytime. Fun for the whole family!
CLICK HERE to register for April 4
CLICK HERE to register for May 16
CLICK HERE to register for June 13

Weekly Storytimes

These storytimes are held weekly. Registration is for all days in the entire session.

CLICK HERE to register for Storytimes

Blooming Babies
Fridays at 10:30am
Ages 2 mos.-18 mos. w/adult.
Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
April 8-May 20 (no program 4/29).

Sunshine Toddlers
Thursdays at 10:30am
Ages 19-35 mos. w/adult.
Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
April 7-May 19 (no program 4/28).

Pre-K Springtime Stories
Tuesdays at 10:30am OR Wednesdays at 4:30pm (choose one).
Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – Kindergarten. Foster a love of books and learning in our exciting early literacy storytime designed to help you prepare
children for Kindergarten. Parents welcome!
Tuesdays from April 5-May 17 OR Wednesdays from April 6-May 18 (no program 4/26 or 4/27).

Kindergarten Prep
Wednesdays at 6pm
Ages 4-5 years.
Weekly storytime and other fun activities to help you get your child ready for Kindergarten. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
April 6-May 18 (no program 4/27).

Creative Movement with Barbara Iselin
Mondays at 10:30am
Ages 2-5 years.
Get moving with Barbara Iselin as she leads an upbeat creative movement program, including dance, yoga and music. Register separately for each session.
CLICK HERE to register for Session I: April 4 & 11
CLICK HERE to register for Session II: April 18 & 25

Early Literacy Adventure: Join the Circus!
Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30am.
Ages 2-5 years w/adult.
Join us for a circus adventure where we’ll juggle some fun early literacy skills along the way.
CLICK HERE to register for the Early Literacy Adventure

Daria’s World Music Party
Friday, June 3 at 10:30am
Ages 5 and under.
Travel around the world in song with Daria, as she shares her global travels through fun and inspirational music.
CLICK HERE to register for Daria’s World Music Party
Programs for Elementary School Children

Book Clubs

Picture Book Pals: Book Clubs for Grades K-1
Select Mondays at 5pm
Join us to read these great books together and then do some fun activities based on the story. Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one week prior to the program.

Click below to register:

May 9: Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter.
Click Here to reserve this book

June 6: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, by Jon Scieszka.
Click Here to reserve this book

Bookaneers: Book Club for Grades 2-5
Monday, May 2 at 5pm.
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith. We’ll discuss the story, talk about chocolate, and make a ‘sweet’ craft to take home. (Please let us know of any food allergies we should be aware of.)
Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.
CLICK HERE to register for Bookaneers
Click Here to reserve this book

S.T.E.A.M. Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Flower Power
Friday, April 29 at 1pm (during school recess)
Grades 2-5
Join the Traveling Naturalist Sara Mayes for soft colors and sweet scents in a beautiful botanical program for springtime! Learn some amazing flower facts, as one child becomes a giant blossom to illustrate the parts of a flower, and learn to color using fresh flower petals.
CLICK HERE to register for Flower Power

Digital Photography for Kids
Monday, May 23 at 4:30pm
Grades 2-5
Let’s take photographs with Daniel Smith and explore composition and the capabilities of digital camera technology.
CLICK HERE to register for Digital Photography

Marble Run
Wednesday, June 1 at 4:30 pm
Grades K-5
Come sharpen your engineering skills as we piece together a ball run out of household objects and then test it out!
CLICK HERE to register for Marble Run

Scientific Secrets of Magic
Monday, June 6 at 4:30pm
Grades 2-6
Be a Magician! Join Ron Cain as he reveals the scientific principles behind the tricks of a magician’s trade. Learn simple magic involving chemistry, physics, biology, psychology and math.

CLICK HERE to register for Scientific Secrets of Magic

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