Library Programs for Children
Programs will begin on June 15. Mark your calendar and check back here for updates!
For any questions about children’s programming, please contact Taylor, the children’s librarian, at email@example.com, or leave a message on the youth services voicemail: 845-236-7272 ext. 217.
Summer Reading 2021: How It Works!
Beginning on June 9, stop by the Library and pick up a reading chart and stickers. For each day you read, or for each program you attend this summer, place a sticker on your reading chart. Return your chart to the Library, or email a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20. Everyone who submits a chart will get to choose a prize, and those who complete the entire chart will be entered to win a grand prize!
Beginning on June 9, stop by the Library to pick up a reading challenge bingo sheet, or download one here. Each time you get BINGO (horizontally, vertically, four corners, or diagonally) you will be entered into a raffle to win a grand prize. If you complete the entire chart, you’ll get 10 entries! Submit your chart to the library or email a photo to email@example.com by August 20.
Children's Summer Programs
Little Zoomers Story Time
For ages 2–5
Tuesdays, 11:00–11:30 a.m. on Zoom
Be as loud as you want for this virtual story time.
Babies on Zoom
For ages 0–2
Thursdays, 10:30–11:00 a.m. on Zoom
Join other new caregivers virtually for some baby lap bounces, short books, and rhymes!
Tales for Tails: Read to a Therapy Dog
For readers in elementary school
Mondays, 4–5:00 p.m. *in person*
6/28, 7/19, 8/16
Did you know that for beginning readers, dogs can serve as non-judgmental listeners and help to build reading stamina and confidence? Register online to join therapy dogs Sebastian and Fletcher from Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause, to read them a short story or two.
Yoga for Kids
For ages 8-11
Thursdays, 4:30–5:15 p.m. *in person*
Kids are welcome to join a certified yoga instructor from Mindful Yoga with Liz to practice yoga and mindfulness. Previous yoga experience is not required. This program will take place outdoors at the library with masks required. Please bring a yoga mat or large towel and a water bottle.
Chapter Book Champs Book Club
For ages 9–12
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:00 p.m. *in person*
(6/30, 7/21, 8/18)
Book lovers in grades 4-6 can join us in person to chat about our monthly book pick. June’s book will be Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. We will choose July’s book at the end of the June meeting. This program will be outdoors, with masks required. If you’re not comfortable attending in person, please contact Ms. Taylor and she will set you up on Zoom.
Teen Book Club
For ages 13–16
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:00 p.m. *in person*
(7/7 & 8/11)
Teen Book Club is BYOB (bring your own book!) Each month will have a different theme. Come ready to share some books you’ve read, or just get some book suggestions from others! This program will be in person, outdoors, with masks required. If you’re not comfortable attending in person, please contact Ms. Taylor and she will set you up on Zoom.
July theme: Book to movie
August theme: Strong female protagonist
Stories in the Sun!
For families with children ages 2-5
Fridays this summer, 10:30 a.m. *in person*
(6/18 - 8/20) (no program 8/6)
Join us for socially distanced story time on the Library’s lawn (located to the right of the side parking lot). We ask that you bring a blanket and do your best to have your child(ren) stay on the blanket during story time in order to maintain social distancing. Registration required. Masks are required for adults and children over age 2.
Outdoor Movie Night
For families with children of all ages. Adults must be accompanied by a child.
Saturday, July 10, 7:45 p.m. *in person*
Join us for an outdoor showing of How to Train Your Dragon! Please bring a blanket and/or camp chairs to sit in the grassy area next to the Library’s side parking lot. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!
Registration required. Masks required for adults and children over age 2.
Teen Volunteer Opportunity
Need volunteer hours? Read a book, then write a book review to be posted on our reading recommendation blog. Each review will earn you one volunteer hour. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit reviews and have any paperwork signed.
Take & Make Crafts
Sign up in advance to pick up a craft kit to make at home. Each week will cater to a different age group. See online calendar for more details.
Thursday, July 22, 6:00 p.m.
*in person* for families with children of all ages
Jester Jim is back by popular demand! You won’t want to miss this hilarious beatbox and juggling show from our favorite performer. Registration required.
This event is scheduled to take place in person, outdoors, at the Library. Masks are required by all attendees over age 2. Registration is required so that you can be contacted in the event of cancellation due to weather, or if the program must be switched to a virtual format due to NYSDOH mandates. Bring your own blanket or chair.