Library Programs for Children

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Registration for Children’s Summer Reading Programs begins on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00am!

Browse our program lineup on our event calendar and register to reserve your spot.

Questions?

Email tessa@marlborolibrary.org or call 845-236-7272 ext. 217.

Plus, get started on our summer reading challenge!


Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

Beginning June 13, stop into the Library and collect a summer reading tracking zebra! For every book read or 15 min. spent reading add a stripe to your zebra. Return or email your completed zebra to the library by 8/24. Logs can be emailed to tessa@marlborolibrary.org. Everyone who submits a zebra gets a prize and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a grand prize! (All zebras will be proudly displayed).


Summer Reading Challenge for Teens

Beginning June 13, stop into the Library and collect a summer reading log to fill out. This summer we are taking “Shelfies!” The log has teens draw or take pictures of themselves and the books they have read. Return or email completed log to the library by 8/24. Logs can be emailed to tessa@marlborolibrary.org. Everyone who submits a “Shelfie” log gets a prize and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a grand prize! (All “Shelfie” logs will be proudly displayed).

Jester Jim

JESTER JIM

Thursday, July 14, 6:00pm

For families with children of all ages.

Jester Jim is back! You won’t want to miss this hilarious beatbox & juggling show from your favorite performer.

Registration is required. Please register each child who will be attending.

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CHRIS MERWIN CONCERT

Monday, July 25, 6:00pm

For families with children of all ages.

Chris Merwin is an accomplished musician who has traveled the world (Japan, Tibet, Egypt, Hawaii). Come learn, move, & groove to this interactive concert of unique instruments & music from around the world!

Registration is required. Please register each child who will be attending.

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TAKE ME HOME PET RESCUE EVENT

Saturday, July 30, 11:30am-12:30pm.

For families of all ages.

Meet a local dog rescue! See what it takes to rescue, why their work is so important, what you can do to help, & of course meet some great dogs up for adoption!

Registration is required. Please register each child who will be attending.

Please check back for any weather-related updates.

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TWO BY TWO ANIMAL HAVEN INC. EVENT

Monday, August 8 at 6:00pm

For families with children of all ages.

Come meet some amazing animals including goats, tortoises, & a kangaroo! This event is outdoor, library’s field, and is hands on. Sure to be a wonderful & educational experience!

Registration is required. Please register each child who will be attending.

Please check back for any weather-related updates.

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YOGA FOR KIDS

Thursday, July 7, 21 & August 4, 18 from 4:30-5:15pm

For grades k-5.

Kids are welcome to join a certified yoga instructor from Mindful Yoga with Liz to practice yoga & mindfulness. Bring your yoga mat or a large towel and a water bottle. Previous yoga experience is not required.

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.

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BYOB KIDS BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, July 6 & August 10, 4:30-5:00pm

For ages 9-12.

Come ready to share a book or graphic novel you’ve read! Each month we will have a different theme. Bring your favorite or explore a new book/GN that matches the month’s theme.

JULY THEME: FANTASY

AUGUST THEME: COMEDY

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.

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BYOB TEEN BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, July 20 & August 24, 4:30-5:00pm

For ages 13-16.

Come ready to share a book or graphic novel you’ve read! Each month we will have a different theme. Bring your favorite or explore a new book/GN that matches the month’s theme.

JULY THEME: MONSTERS

AUGUST THEME: HISTORICAL FICTION

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.

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DRAMA CLUB

Tuesdays, July 5, 26 & August 9, 23, 4:30-5:15pm

For ages 7-12.

Have fun acting out! Join us for improv games, scene work, & playwriting that will encourage creativity & confidence.

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.

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TALES WITH TAILS: READ TO THERAPY DOGS

Tuesday, June 14, July 12 & August 16, 4:00-5:00pm

For grades k-5.

Readers in elementary school are welcome to read to certified therapy dogs, Sebastian and Fletcher, from Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause! These non-judgmental listeners love hearing stories to help kids build their reading confidence.

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.

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TO GO CRAFTS

Sign up in advance to pick up a craft kit to make at home. Each kit will contain a craft along with related reading recommendations. Each week will cater to a specific age group. See online calendar for more details.

Information for the individual crafts are up on the calendar.

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AROUND THE TOWN SCAVENGER HUNT

July 1-July 31

For all ages.

No registration required.  Stop in and collect your clue sheet from the circulation desk. Each clue takes you to an establishment in our town. Collect all clues and return your completed sheet to the Library to receive a prize!

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MINI YOUTH ART SHOW

For all ages up to 18.

Sign up in advance to pick up your mini canvas to take home and create a masterpiece using any medium. Return your artwork to the Library where they will be displayed as part of an “mini” art show. Submissions due August 22.

Registration is required.  Register in-person at the Library when picking up your canvas, starting June 8.

Open Art

OPEN ART

Tuesdays, July 5, 19 & August 9, 23, 1-3:00pm

Families of all ages.

Our community room will be open to kids of all ages to get creative with art supplies provided. Come make a masterpiece, doodle, & possibly connect with a friend or two!

Reminder: children under the age of 10 must be continually attended by an adult.

Registration is not required.

Story Time Programs

Registration is required for all programs. Register through our online event calendar here.

Questions?

Email tessa@marlborolibrary.org or call 845-236-7272 ext. 217.

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BABY STORY TIME

Wednesdays, June 22- August 24 from 10:30-11:15am.

For ages 0-2.

Join us inside the Library for baby story time! We’ll read, bounce, and sing songs!

Registration is required. Registering once will sign you up for all 10 sessions.

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME

Wednesdays, June 22-August 24, 11:30am-12:15pm

For ages 3-5.

Join us inside the Library for stories, instruments, movement, and crafts! This story time incorporates the 5 elements of early literacy; talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing!

Registration is required. Registering once will sign you up for all 10 sessions.

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FAMILY STORY TIME

Saturdays, July 2, 23 & August 20, 11:30am-12:15pm

The best of all story time's combined! Storytelling, music, movement, & community with the whole fam!

Registration is required for each session. Please register each child who will be attending.

POP UP PROGRAMS

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“Pop Up” youth programs throughout the summer!

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