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Children Services - Children's Programs
Children's Programs

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

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WINTER 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS


Please see below for a preview of Spring 2015 Programs.
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.

  • WINTER 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

    WINTER 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 after January 1st to sign up, get more information, and your first reading record.

    Teddy Bear Stories
    Select Thursdays at 6pm
    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!
    Thursday, Jan. 15. Reg. starts 1/8.
    Thursday, March 26. Reg. starts 3/19.

    School Closing Crafts
    Select dates from 2-6pm
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Drop in during the following school closing days to create a cool craft – a different craft for each day.
    Monday, Jan. 19 – Martin Luther King Day
    Tuesday, March 31-Spring Break
    Drop in – no registration.

    WINTER 2015 PROGRAMS FOR AGE 5 and YOUNGER

    Open Playtime
    Jan. 5-May 18
    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.



    WINTER 2015 PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN


    Book Club: Who Were the Beatles? *
    Monday, March 23 at 4:15pm
    Grades 2-6
    Join us as we discuss the Beatles and their impact on music, as presented in this book by Geoff Edgers. We’ll listen to their songs, watch performances, and make a cool guitar pick to take home.
    Reg. starts 2/23.

    *Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.
    SPRING 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

    SPRING 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.






    Movie Time!
    Ages 3 & up.
    Watch a movie on the big screen while school is closed for Spring recess!
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit, Rated G, Thursday, April 2 at 1pm.
    Big Hero 6, Rated PG, Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30pm. Come in pajamas!
    No registration.

    The Fun and Funny Juggling Show
    Monday, June 1 at 5:30pm
    Ages 2 and up.
    Join comedian Will Shaw for an entertaining show with juggling, balance tricks, boomerangs, cowboy rope tricks, music, sight gags, clowning, and plenty of audience participation.
    Free tickets available starting 5/24.

    Matty Roxx Music
    Friday, June 5 at 10:30am
    Ages 6 and under.
    Join kids’ “musician & funster” Matty Roxx for a lively program filled with music, bubbles and laughs!
    Free tickets available starting 5/29.

    Teddy Bear Stories
    Thursday, June 18 at 6pm
    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!
    Reg. starts 6/11.
    SPRING 2015 PROGRAMS FOR AGE 5 and YOUNGER

    Open Playtime
    Jan. 5-June 8 (no program May 25)
    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.

    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 17-May 22. Reg. begins 4/7.

    Springtime 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 16-May 21 (no program 4/30). Reg. begins 4/7.

    Pre-K Sunshine Stories
    Mondays at 4:15pm OR Wednesdays at 10:30am (choose one).
    Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – Kindergarten. Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!
    Mondays from April 13-May 18 OR Wednesdays from April 15-May 20. Reg. begins 4/7 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. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    April 16-May 21 (no program 4/30). Reg. begins 4/7.

    Music Together
    Mondays at 10:30am
    Ages 5 and under w/adult.
    Join Catherine Moon Rubin as she returns with 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!
    Mondays, April 27-May 11. Reg. starts 4/20.

    Ms. Melinda Had a Farm Party
    Tuesday, May 19 at 10:30am.
    Ages 2-5 years w/adult.
    Join Ms. Melinda and her farm friends for fun stories, games and a craft.
    Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    Reg. starts 5/12.

    Yoga for Kids
    Wednesday, May 27 at 10:30am.
    Ages 18 mos.- 5 years.
    Join Valerie Vendrame as she returns for a lively and fun introductory yoga class for children. Children should wear comfortable clothes.
    Reg. starts 5/20.
    SPRING 2015 PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

    Blooming Adventures
    Tuesdays at 4:15pm
    Grades 1-2.
    Join us for stories, games, crafts, and activities, as we focus on a cool topic each week including sports, nature and dinosaurs.
    April 14 –May 19 (no program 5/5). Reg. begins 4/7.




    LEGOs™ at the Library
    Select dates at 4:15pm
    Grades 2-6.
    Focusing on a different theme each month, we’ll have fun building with friends to show off our imaginations, and then share our creation’s story with the group. LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the library.
    Wednesday, April 22. Reg. starts 4/15.
    Thursday, May 14. Reg. starts 5/7.
    Tuesday, June 9. Reg. starts 6/2.

    Little LEGOs™ Fun
    Select dates at 4:15pm.
    Grades K-1.
    Come and build some cool LEGOs™ creations with us! LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the library.
    Thursday, April 16. Reg. starts 4/9.
    Monday, June 8. Reg. starts 6/1.

    Book Club: Library Lion *
    Monday, April 20 at 4:15pm
    Grades K-1
    Come and listen to Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen. We’ll discuss this wonderful story, make a bookmark, and go on a scavenger hunt in the Children’s Room.
    Reg. starts 3/20.

    Detective Science with Mad Science
    Tuesday, May 5 at 4:15pm
    Grades 1-6.
    Be a detective and use science to crack the case! Learn science techniques needed to investigate and analyze crime scene evidence, as you solve a case and figure out “whodunnit”.
    Reg. starts 4/28.

    Book Club: Magic Tree House *
    Monday, May 18 at 6pm
    Grades 1-4
    Join us to discuss A Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne. We’ll talk about the book, learn more about pandas and China, and make a craft.
    Reg. starts 4/18.

    Learn to Juggle!
    Monday, June 1 at 4:15pm
    Grades 3-6
    Everyone can juggle! Come and learn the amusing art of juggling with comedian and juggling expert Will Shaw! Then stay and enjoy Will’s ‘Fun and Funny Juggling Show’ at 5:30 (separate registration required - see Family Programs).
    Reg. starts 5/24.


    *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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  • March 2015 VCL Children's Calendar
  • April 2015 VCL Children's Calendar
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