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Children Services - Children's Programs
Program Registration

Registration Calendar

Register for programs by clicking above, using the CHILD's name to register. In-person or phone sign-up also available by calling 845-268-7700 during library hours.


Registration for programs between April 1—June 15 is ongoing for all patrons.

Registration for our Summer Programs, June 15 through Sept. 15, will start on June 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Out of District patrons may register starting June 12.

Registration is required unless otherwise noted.


View and print our monthly program calendar at the bottom of this page!


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.

More Registration Information

SPOTLIGHT ON CHILDREN'S COLLECTIONS:

Did you know we have many children's music CD's?

Borrow a movie soundtrack, Kidzbop hits, holiday music, classic nursery songs, local pop stars like Jeffrey Friedberg and Sukey Molloy, and more!
ONGOING PROGRAMS

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.
Stop Motion Videos

Last Summer we had a fantastic Stop-Motion Video Workshop with filmmaker Jennifer Treuting for ages 7-10! Check out the videos below on our YouTube channel.



Man Vs. Shark

Animal Field Trip

Almost Stickbot Extinction
‘Turn the Pages’ interactive book display

A great big “Thank You” and “Congratulations” to our patron Isabella Feeney for creating ‘Turn the Pages’ interactive book display as her Gold Award Girl Scout project! Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers are invited to recommend great books using this permanent display in the Children’s Room. Younger children are invited to look at the display and take home a recommended book or two. If they bring back the included sheet telling librarians why they liked the book, they will get a prize for participating, and Middle and High School kids will earn community service hours. Stop by to learn more!
SPRING 2018 PROGRAMS

SPRING 2018 PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Registration for programs between April 1—June 15 is ongoing for all patrons.

Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

View and print our monthly program calendar at the bottom of this page!
Spring Family Programs

Teddy Bear Stories

Saturday, April 14 at 11:30am
Monday, June 11 at 6:30pm

Ages 2 and up with adult(s).

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for this Family Storytime. Pajamas optional - fun for the whole family!
Register for Teddy Bear Stories on 4/14.
Register for Teddy Bear Stories on 6/11.
Caring Cards & Crafts for Memorial Day

May 1-21

All ages.

Drop in the Children’s Room anytime to make a card for a local senior citizen honoring service men and women on Memorial Day! Decorate and write 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.
Interactive Family Storytime

Saturday, May 12 at 10:30am

Ages 3 and up with adult(s).

Not your traditional storytime! We’ll explore books and stories through a variety of avenues, including listening to music, playing with story toys, and moving around. A welcoming storytime for all children.
Register for Interactive Family Storytime.
Danna Banana Concert

Friday, June 8 at 10:30am

All ages.

The whole family will enjoy Nyack’s own Danna Banana in an interactive and entertaining concert filled with silliness, goofiness, and more in his uniquely imaginative style.
Register for the Danna Banana Concert.
Spring Programs for Age 5 and younger

Open Playtime

April 2-June 11 (no program May 28)

Mondays from 10am-1pm

Ages 5 and under.

It’s playtime 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 6 – June 15

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!
Bouncing Babies

Fridays at 10:30am

Ages 2 months-18 months with adult.

Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

April 20-May 18.
Register for Bouncing Babies.
Spring Toddlers

Mondays OR Thursdays at 10:30am (choose one)

Ages 19-35 months with adult.

Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

MONDAYS from April 16-May 14 (New day & time!)
OR
THURSDAYS from April 19-May 17.

Register for Spring Toddlers - Monday.
Register for Spring Toddlers - Thursday.
Pre-K Springtime Stories

Tuesdays at 10:30am OR Wednesdays at 4:30pm (choose one).

Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – Kindergarten.

Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!

Tuesdays from April 17-May 15
OR
Wednesdays from April 18-May 9.

Register for Pre-K Springtime Stories - Tuesday.
Register for Pre-K Springtime Stories - Wednesday.


Music Together

Wednesdays at 10:30am

Ages 5 years and under with adult.

Join Catherine Rubin as she teaches the popular “Music Together” program, which builds on children’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Children’s musicality will blossom and flourish in this environment of live music making!

May 23, May 30, June 6 (3 week session). Registration is for the entire 3 week session.

Register for Music Together.
Spring Programs for Elementary School Children

Picture Book Pals: Book Clubs for Grades K-2

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.

April 23: Pandora by Victoria Turnbull.

May 14: Sarabella’s Thinking Cap by Judy Schachner.

Register for Picture Book Pals: Book Club for Grades K-2 on 4/23.
Register for Picture Book Pals: Book Club for Grades K-2 on 5/14.



Bookaneers: Book Clubs for Grades 3-5

Select Mondays at 5pm

Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.

April 9: Who was Milton Bradley? By Kirsten Anderson. We’ll discuss his fascinating story and then play his games.

May 7: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. We’ll discuss the story then make our own wishtree.

Register for Bookaneers: Book Club for Grades 3-5 on 4/9.
Register for Bookaneers: Book Club for Grades 3-5 on 5/7.
Spring S.T.E.A.M. Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Cardboard Engineering

Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30pm

Grades K-5

Celebrate Earth Day with a fun recycling project! Get your imagination flowing as we read “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis, learn about Caine’s (fascinating cardboard) Arcade, and then build our own unique creation to take home.
Register for Cardboard Engineering.

Art Shrines

Thursday, April 26 at 4:30pm

Grades 3-5

Commemorate National Poetry Month by picking your favorite poetry quote, then make a portable art shrine to illustrate it.

Register for Art Shrines.
Seed Ball Gardening

Thursday, May 10 at 4:30pm

Grades 2-5

Learn about seed ball gardening, then make your own seed balls for planting at home wherever colorful flowers are needed (just in time for Mother’s Day!)

Register for Seed Ball Gardening.
Spring into Brain Games!

Wednesday, May 16 at 4:30pm

Grades K-5

Do you like recycling trash into something new? Could you design an all-natural school playground? Come be a planet problem solver as we brainstorm exciting possibilities about current and new ways to care for our Earth.

Register for Spring into Brain Games!
Choconomics

Monday, June 4 at 5pm

Grades 2-5

Love chocolate? We’ll delve into the chocolate-making process and then use yummy chocolate coins to demonstrate the basics of buying power, supply, demand and scarcity.

Register for Choconomics.
Download the Children's Monthly Calendar PDF Below

Registration Information


Please remember:
- Use the child's name to register.
-Registration for programs between April 1—June 15 is ongoing for all patrons.

-Registration for our Summer Programs, June 15 through Sept. 15, will start on June 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Out of District patrons may register starting June 12.


- Program spots are limited and have age restrictions. Once a program fills, patrons will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.
- Priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District.
- Residents outside of the Nyack School District may register for remaining program spots after Nyack School District patrons.
- Please notify us directly by phone of cancellations.
- Programs are designed for the intended age group.
- Registration is required for all programs (unless noted otherwise).
- All programs are free!
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