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Children’s Summer Program Registration- Mon. May 15, 10am

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sun-flower-halfChildren’s Summer Program Registration

begins Monday, May 15 at 10:00 am

Summer Reading Program

teen_slogan_engJoin in on New York State’s Summer Reading Program from June 1 through August 1.  Starting June 1, register at the Library and pick up a reading log, bookmark and summer reading pencil.  The program is for kids reading on their own through grade 12, and parents reading to their babies and toddlers.  Simply set a reading goal for the summer and keep track of the books you read. Hand in your reading record at the Library by Monday, August 1 and then celebrate your accomplishments with fellow readers on Friday, August 18 from 12:00–2:00 p.m. with cake and refreshments!  Certificates and small prizes will be awarded!


Watermelon Festival- Friday June 9, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Kick off the summer at our Watermelon Festival!  Cool off and enjoy refreshing watermelon along with crafts, games, music, and more! Follow through our Watermelon Themed StoryWalk®!  The north parking lot will be closed during the morning to accommodate this event. For children aged 2-5 yrs and their caregivers. Rain Date: Tuesday, June 13.

Stories in the Park- Monday mornings in June (June 5,12,19,26) 10:30 am

Start the week off with Stories in the Park every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Alyssa at Cluett Schantz Memorial Park (in the pavilion area) for some story-time fun!  Songs, stories, bubbles and activities. Recommended for pre-k children and their caregivers.

Jester Jim- Tuesday, July 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

Join us in the children’s section of the Library to welcome back Jester Jim and his popular performance!  “This is not your ordinary juggling show!” With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show.  Young and old will be glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro.  Kids and adults alike will be talking about Jester Jim’s wild antics for weeks!  For ages 4 and up.  RSVP to let us know you’re coming.  Walk-ins welcome.

My First Family Tree- Monday, July 17, 1:00-2:00 pm

Join us in the community room as Ashley Poulin presents a children’s program for budding family historians!  Kids can fill out a family tree and start to learn more about their personal history and culture with fun worksheets.  Registrants are asked to gather as much information as they can on their parents and grandparents and bring it with them, and copies of family member profile pictures if possible.  For children in 3rd-6th grade.  Registration required, Light snack provided.

Click here to register.

Pajama Story time- Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 pm (July 5,12,19,26)

Children are invited to come to the community room in their pjs and bring a stuffed friend for a relaxing story time for songs, snack, rhymes, and bedtime stories each week. For ages 3-5. Spaces are limited, registration required.

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Mad Science: The Science of Toys Workshop- Tuesday, July 25, 6:00-7:00 pm

This class uses amazing toys to lead students to ask, “How does that work?!” Children test, play, and ponder and in the process of experimenting with physics. They investigate how some toys store and release energy, what forces make the toys move, and once in motion, why the devices act the way they do. Students create their own super-ball from “scratch.”  For ages 5 and up.  Spaces are limited, registration required.

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For all field trips: Must register by May 31.  Marlboro Central School District residents only.  Transportation to trip venues is NOT PROVIDED.  Adults must be accompanied by a child.

Hudson River Maritime Museum- Thursday, July 6, 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Meeting at the museum entrance 50 Rondout Landing Kingston, NY

The Clean, Green Hudson is a program which explores the ecology, pollutive industries, and recovery of the Hudson River.  This program includes:  A guided tour of the museum including a short film overview of the Hudson River, a guided walking tour around the Rondout district to learn about how nature reclaims historic spaces and an oral history workshop.

For: Families with children aged 3+ Tickets:  $5 deposit per person to reserve your spot, attendance required for deposit refund.  Tickets and registration required IN PERSON ONLY at the Library!

Hudson River Cruise- Sunday, July 9, 11:00 am

Meeting at East Strand Street, Kingston, NY at 11:00 a.m.  Cruise departs at 11:30 a.m.

On Sunday, July 9th, Hudson River Cruises will be inviting families of the Marlboro Free Library on a Hudson River excursion which will provide passengers a first-hand view of the historic shoreline from the decks of the Rip Van Winkle cruise boat.  Relax and enjoy a clear view of historic Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions, and other notable locations on this 2 hour Sightseeing Cruise. Food and beverage not included but will be available for purchase on board with CASH only.

For: Families of all ages.  Ticket prices: Adults: $13 Child: $9 Infant: free.  Tickets and registration required IN PERSON ONLY at the Library!

Phillies Bridge Farms- Saturday, July 15, 11:00 am

Meeting at 45 Phillies Bridge Road New Paltz, NY

Phillies Bridge Farm is a 65-acre non-profit working farm with a mission to promote local sustainable agriculture.  This field trip provides hands-on opportunities for visitors to experience where their food comes from with opportunities to learn about and participate in sustainable food production.  Kids will work in small groups to integrate outdoor exploration, hands-on farm activities and grade appropriate lessons in core learning subjects.

For: Families of children aged 3 and up.  Tickets: $5 deposit per person to reserve your spot, attendance required for deposit refund.  Tickets and registration required IN PERSON ONLY at the Library!

Please pack a bagged lunch as we will be eating on the farm from 1-2:00 pm


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