Children’s Summer Program Schedule – Registration Begins June 10th
CHILDRENS SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULE! ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 10th
Tuesday Afternoon Creative S.T.E.M. Programs:
‘S.T.E.M.’ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs are increasingly being offered in public libraries as a way to enrich kids’ learning outside of school in a fun format. You must register your child for each of the sessions that he/she would like to attend. Children must be between 7 – 11 years old. Please note that all programs begin at 2pm but vary in length:
July 9th – 2pm – 3:30pm: Fun with Illustration and Collage. Local award winning illustrator, Bryan Collier, will give a reading of his latest award winning book, then lead the kids in a hands- on workshop in the art of collage. Registration limit is 15.
July 16th – 2pm-4pm: Brikkids. Come play with Legos and create a giant robot with fun gears, switches, and tech accessories! Registration limit is 20.
July 23rd – 2pm-3pm: Create Your Own Video Game. Unearth your inner game developer! Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games. We will play some games, and then make one together. (Gamestar Mechanic is a resource for the STEM Education Coalition). Registration limit is 12.
July 30th: 2pm-3:30pm – Mid-Hudson Valley Japanese Society. Join us for Origami making, Kamishibai & Kabuto theater presentation, and more. Registration limit is 20.
August 6th: 2pm-3:30pm – Hands-On Science. What Lies Beneath? We’ll see see how caves and caverns form and where they are in the U. S. Then we’ll make a model of a cave with stalagmites and stalactites. We will talk about what creatures live in caves and what adaptations they have. Registration limit is 15.
Summer Story Times:
Story Times begin on Monday, July 8th and end on Tuesday, August 6th. Register your child for one of the below programs:
Wee Folks: Mondays, 9:30am – 10:30 am – Early literacy stories, rhymes, and songs followed by time for play and socialization. For parents and caregivers with children aged infant through 2 ½. Limit: 15 families
Toddler Story Time: Mondays, 11:00am – 11:30am – Early literacy stories, rhymes, songs, and movement. For parents and caregivers with children ages 2 ½ through 3 ½. Limit: 15 families
Story Time for Ages 4, 5, 6: Tuesdays, 10:00am – 11:00am – Stories, songs, movement, early literacy activities, and craft. Limit: 15 children
Additional Programs include:
Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens
Join in on New York State’s Summer Reading Program from June 10th through August 5th. Research shows that kids who read during the summer months don’t experience the “summer slide” and instead, improve their overall reading skills. Kids reading on their own through grade 12, and parents reading to their babies and toddlers can register at the library beginning June 10th and pick up a reading log and summer reading pencil and bookmark. Then, set a reading goal for the summer and sign the summer reading pledge. Hand in your reading record at the Library by August 5th and celebrate your accomplishments with fellow readers on Wednesday August 7th at 2:00pm with cake and refreshments. You will receive award certificates and a small prize.
Teens (grades 7-12) can join the program and submit book reviews to the circulation desk or via email to Ms. Alison to be entered to win a prize to be drawn on August 7th.
Where Does Your Gnome Read?
At the beach? Campsite? Lake? Or at home? This summer (from June 10th through August 5th), borrow our gnome and snap a photo of him reading a great book in a relaxing place. Send it to us and be entered to win a raffle. Is the gnome already checked-out? Then find the gnomes in local businesses around town and send us the title of the book he is reading to be entered into the raffle. One entry per person. Photos or book title answers can be emailed to Ms. Alison at email@example.com.
Wednesday Night Summer Performances for Families & Kids
Come on out and have some fun with the whole family with our wonderful performers and programs. Please note the ages and registration requirement for each performance. All performances, except the StarLab, begin at 7pm and are 45 minutes to an hour.
July 10th: Uncle Rock. Uncle Rock has been dazzling audiences of all ages with his music. Come sing and dance along. www.unclerock.com/about.php. Suggested age is children 3 and up and their families.
July 17th: Ron Sopyla’s Shadow Puppetry. Come see spellbinding stories and watch the clever shadow play of expert storyteller and shadow puppeteer, Ron Sopyla. Suggested age is Kindergarteners and up and their families.
July 24th: Star Lab. Enter the inflatable Planetarium and explore constellations. Gaze up at the starry sky and learn amazing facts. A program from the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.
YOU MUST GET TICKETS FOR STARLAB AT THE LIBRARY. Please register in person for one of the 45 minute programs held at 5:30pm or 6:30 pm. One adult per family is permitted. Children MUST be ages 4 and up. Children aged 7 & up are permitted to enter StarLab without a parent. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKETS WITH YOU THE DAY OF THE SHOW.
July 31st: The Bossy Frog Band. Enjoy an evening of quality music and wacky characters with Jeffrey Friedberg. Warning: Children may smile for days after a Bossy Frog show. Suggested age is children 2-8 and their families. www.bossyfrog.com
August 7th: Bill Robinson and Birds of Prey. Come for a close up encounter and educational experience with beautiful birds of prey. Suggested ages 4 and up. http://robinsonswildlifelectures.com/