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Children Services - Children's Programs
Children's Programs

Weekly Storytimes, Family Activities, Arts & Crafts, and More!

Click here for a printable calendar of Children's Room events, or click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of this page!

Click Here to see our Google Calendar.

To subscribe to our Google Calendar in iCal format use
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/vclchildrens%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

SUMMER READING CLUB starts June 20!

The 2015 Summer Reading Club : Every Hero Has a Story runs from June 20 to August 22.

Sign up, print book logs, and download the NSD reading packets from HERE.

The Summer Reading Club is open to all children up to entering fifth grade. Read books & earn great prizes! younger, non-readers may participate also! Keep track of early literacy activities to earn prizes!
Please keep in mind...

  • Register in the Children's Room or call 845-268-7700 during library hours.

  • All programs are free, and priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District. Group size is limited. Residents outside of the Nyack School District will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Please notify us of cancellations in order to allow more children to attend our programs.

  • Programs are designed for the intended age group.

  • Please make alternate arrangements for other children for infant and toddler programs.

  • Required registration begins at least one week before each program.

  • SUMMER 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

    SUMMER 2015 FAMILY 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.



    Thank a Hero Letter Station
    June 20-August 22
    Stop by and write a letter thanking a hero! Whether it’s your parent, a police officer, firefighter, veteran, teacher, or someone else special, everyone loves to be appreciated.

    Collection Box for Military Heroes
    June 20-August 22
    Drop off useful items for our military heroes deployed overseas and the library will ship them. Suggested items include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, nuts, playing cards, Granola/energy bars, magazines, baby wipes, Chex Mix, and powdered drink mix singles such as Crystal Light and Gatorade.

    Every Community Hero Has a Story
    Ages 3 and up.
    Meet some of Clarkstown’s finest! Learn about the job, the equipment, and the vehicle(s) of local real life heroes.
    Superintendent of Highways Wayne Ballard presents “Touch a Truck”, Monday, June 22 at 6:30pm. Reg. starts 6/15.
    VCFD Assistant Fire Chief Robert Johnson, Jr., Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm. Reg. starts 6/17.
    Police Officers Mark Robinson and Norm Peters, Wednesday, July 22 at 6pm. Reg. starts 7/15.
    EMT Jill Murawski, Wednesday, August 5 at 6:30pm. Reg. starts 7/29.

    Movies: Every Hero Has a Story
    Ages 3 and up.
    Watch a movie about heroes on the big screen with friends!
    The Incredibles, Rated PG, Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm. Come in pajamas!
    Everyone’s Hero, Rated G, Thursday, August 13 at 1pm.
    The Tale of Despereaux, Rated G, Tuesday, August 18 at 1pm.
    No registration.

    Superhero Training Academy, with David Engel as Sgt. Major MAJOR
    **Rescheduled to Friday, August 7 at 3pm.**
    Ages 4 and up.
    Dress as your favorite hero for a silly training with Sgt. Major MAJOR, as he challenges the reflexes, eyesight, strength, and ‘noodles’ of the most valiant Do-Gooders in the audience. This ‘action-clown’ show features on-their-feet participation, nonsensical competitions and a laugh-riot as kids are empowered to fight crime across the Universe!
    Reg. starts 6/24.

    Super Hero Luncheon, with Manda’s Enchanted Events
    Saturday, July 25 at 11:30am
    Ages 3 and up.
    Calling all Super Heroes! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and train to become part of the Avengers Initiative. After training, we’ll eat pizza, then you’ll meet your favorite superhero for a photo together, and receive your official certificate to bring home.
    Reg. starts 7/17.

    Oceans Rock!
    Thursday, August 6 at 6:30pm
    Ages 3 and up.
    Be an Eco-Superhero! Learn about ocean life and conservation of this important part of our environment, as children see and touch museum-quality sea creature specimens and ancient fossils. They'll do a Fossil Dig and bring home genuine shells, shark teeth, sea glass and other sea treasures.
    Reg. starts 7/30.

    Craft Week
    August 10-14 from 2-4pm
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Drop in to create a cool Superhero craft! A different project each day. No registration.

    Hero Treasure Hunt
    August 17-22
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Hunt for special clues in the Children’s Room to be a hero and save the library’s precious books from destruction! Get a prize if you find them all to save the day!
    Drop in - no registration.
    SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS FOR AGE 5 and YOUNGER

    Open Playtime
    June 29-August 17
    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.

    Summer Babies
    Fridays at 10:30am
    Ages 2 mos.-18 mos. w/adult.
    Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    Session I: July 3-17. Reg. starts 6/19.
    Session II: July 24-Aug. 7. Reg. starts 7/10.

    Time for Toddlers
    Thursdays at 10:30am
    Ages 19-35 mos. w/adult.
    Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    Session I: July 2-16. Reg. starts 6/19.
    Session II: July 23-Aug. 6. Reg. starts 7/10.

    Pre-K Super Stories
    Mondays at 4:15pm OR Wednesdays at 10:30am (choose one).
    Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – entering Kindergarten. Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!
    Session I: Mondays from June 29-July 13 OR Wednesdays from July 1-15. Reg. starts 6/19 for both.
    Session II: Mondays from July 20-Aug. 3 OR Wednesdays from July 22-Aug. 5. Reg. starts 7/10 for both.

    Kindergarten Prep
    Thursdays at 6pm
    Ages 4-5 years.
    Weekly storytime and other fun activities to help you get your child ready for Kindergarten this September.
    July 2 - Aug. 6. Reg. starts 6/19.

    Melinda’s Music
    Tuesdays at 10:30am
    Ages 5 and under w/adult.
    Join certified Music Therapist Melinda Burgard for a music session where children and adults will enjoy movement, singing and playing instruments together in a fun and playful way.
    Tuesdays, July 21-Aug. 4. Reg. starts 7/10.

    Ms. Melinda’s Hero Quest
    Friday, July 31 at 11am
    Ages 2-5 years w/adult.
    Dress as your favorite hero! Using fun Early Literacy activities, we will go on a journey to save the library! Reg. starts 7/24.
    SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

    Heroic Adventures
    Tuesdays at 4:15pm
    Entering Grades K-2.
    Join us for weekly stories, games, crafts, and activities. Explore with true heroes! Learn about a different heroic topic each week including community heroes, historical heroes, and the hero in you!
    Session I: June 30-July 14. Reg. starts 6/19.
    Session II: July 21-Aug. 4. Reg. starts 7/10.

    Simmons Wildlife Live
    Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30pm
    Entering Grades K-6.
    Meet Andrew Simmons, a hero to wild animals. Andrew will fascinate children with a Golden Eagle, an American Alligator, a Ring-Tailed Lemur, and more, in an exciting program focused on teaching children to care about and preserve animal species and their habitats.
    Reg. starts 7/22.

    Book Club: Strega Nona Takes a Vacation *
    Thursday, July 30 at 4:15pm
    Entering Grades K-1
    We’ll read Strega Nona Takes a Vacation by Tomie DePaola together. We’ll discuss this story, listen to another Strega Nona story, and plant herbs in pots to take home.
    Reg. starts 6/30.

    Book Club: Dog Diaries *
    Monday, August 3 at 5pm
    Entering Grades 2-6
    Come and enjoy stories about 3 amazing real life heroes! Read one of the Dog Diaries series by Kate Klimo. Choose Barry, the St. Bernard who rescued many people in the Alps, Togo, the Siberian Husky who brought life-saving diphtheria serum to the people of Nome, Alaska, or Buddy, the German Shepherd who was the first trained seeing eye dog in the U.S.
    Reg. starts 7/3.

    Little LEGOs™ Fun
    Tuesday, August 11 at 4:15pm.
    Entering Grades K-1.
    Build some cool LEGOs™ creations with us! LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the library.
    Reg. starts 8/4.


    *Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.
    Please keep in mind...

  • Register in the Children's Room or call 845-268-7700 during library hours.

  • All programs are free, and priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District. Group size is limited. Residents outside of the Nyack School District will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Please notify us of cancellations in order to allow more children to attend our programs.

  • Programs are designed for the intended age group.

  • Please make alternate arrangements for other children for infant and toddler programs.

  • Required registration begins at least one week before each program.

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