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Children Services - Children's Programs
Program Registration

Registration Calendar

Register for programs by clicking above. In-person or phone sign-up also available by calling 845-268-7700 during library hours.

Registration for Winter 2017 programs occurring January 1 through March 31 opened on January 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning January 15, registration for Winter programs started for out of district patrons.

Spring is coming: Registration for all Spring 2017 programs occurring April 1 through June 15 will open on April 1, 2017 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning April 15, registration for programs will start for out of district patrons.

Please note, registration requires an active email account. The program will send a confirmation and reminder to your email. Please check your SPAM folder or contact the library if you do not see a confirmation or reminder email.

Use the CHILD's name to register.

More Registration Information

ONGOING 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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS

A great big “Thank You” and “Congratulations” to our patron Isabella Feeney for creating ‘Turn the Pages’ interactive book display as her Gold Award Girl Scout project! Children and Middle Schoolers are invited to borrow and suggest great books using this permanent display in the Children’s Room. Young children will get a prize when they participate, and Middle and High School kids can earn community service. Stop by to learn more!
WINTER 2017 PROGRAMS

Registration for Winter 2017 programs occurring January 1 through March 31 opened on January 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning January 15, registration for Winter programs started for out of district patrons.
WINTER FAMILY PROGRAMS

Little Science Explorers

Wednesday, March 29 at 4:30pm
Ages 3-6 years.

Investigate science and technology in this S.T.E.A.M. program for the little ones. We’ll do mini-science experiments, engineering feats, and play with technology and math. Hop on the brain train for some STEAM fun!
Register for Little Science Explorers
Special Storytimes

Teddy Bear Stories

Monday, Jan. 30 at 6:30pm
Saturday, Mar. 11 at 11:30am
Monday, Mar. 27 at 6:30pm.

Ages 2 and up with adult(s).

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for this Family Storytime. Fun for the whole family!
Register for Jan. 30 at 6:30pm
Register for Mar. 11 at 11:30am
Register for Mar. 27 at 6:30pm

Sensory Family Storytime

Select Saturdays at 1pm
Ages 3 and up with adult(s).

Not your traditional storytime! This program lets your little ones discover stories in their own unique style. We’ll explore books and stories through a variety of sensory avenues, including listening to music, playing with story toys, and moving around. A welcoming storytime for all children including those on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders.

Feb. 25, Mar. 25. (Register separately for each program.)
Register for Feb. 25 at 1pm
Register for Mar. 25 at 1pm


WINTER PROGRAMS FOR AGES 5 AND UNDER

Playtimes

Open Playtime
Jan. 9 – June 12 (no program 5/29)
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). No registration.



Pint-size Playtime
Jan. 13 – June 9
Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Age 35 months and under.

Drop in anytime for playtime geared especially for tiny tots under age 3. The storytime room will have early development toys, puzzles, books, and activities for babies and toddlers to discover and learn. Meet other caregivers in the community while your little one explores! No registration.
Children’s Songtime with Delores JiJi

Mondays at 10:30am
Age 5 years and under

Join Delores JiJi in a world of pretend with lively singing, instruments, dancing and moving to the music.
Mondays from March 20-April 3
Register for Songtime with Delores JiJi


WINTER PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Book Club

Bookaneers: Book Clubs for Grades 3-5
Select Mondays at 5pm
Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.

Mar. 20: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume. We’ll discuss this funny story, then make a Springtime craft to take home.
Register for Mar. 20 at 5pm

WINTER 2017 S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Stop by the Children's Room to see some examples of what we'll be doing in the programs listed below!
Brain Games

Wednesday, Mar. 22 at 4:30pm
Grades K-5
Play our version of “Escape the Room” by solving brainteasers, riddles, and wacky puzzles. Gather all the clues in time, or stay ‘locked’ in the library forever!
Register for Brain Games
Edible Math

Tuesday, Mar. 28 at 4:30pm
Grades 2-5
Can you divide chocolate into fractions, then use candy to chart number graphs, determine probability, and even do simple division? Find out how in this delicious and educational program.
Register for Edible Math
SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS



SPRING 2017 PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Registration for all programs occurring April 1 through June 15 will open on April 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning April 15, registration for programs will start for out of district patrons.
Spring Family Programs

Movie Time!

Ages 3 & up.
Watch a movie on the big screen while school is closed for Spring recess!
No registration.


Babe, (G), Tuesday, April 11 at 1pm. A lovable talking piglet makes friends with all the animals in the barnyard, proving to everyone on the farm that different types can get along.

March of the Penguins, (G), Thursday, April 13 at 1pm. In the Antarctic, viewers get up close through amazing photography to see a year in the life of emperor penguin families.

Craft – National Library Week

Wed. April 12 from 10-2
Ages 2 and up.

Drop in and create a craft during Spring recess to celebrate National Library Week!

Drop in – no registration.
Caring Cards & Crafts for Memorial Day

May 1-21
All ages.
Drop in – no registration.


Drop in the Children’s Room anytime to make a card for a local senior citizen honoring service men and women on Memorial Day! Decorate and write a note on your card, then we’ll give them to Meals on Wheels to deliver them to seniors and brighten their day.


Kids’ Yoga

Thursdays, May 25-June 8

10:30am: ages 15 months-35 months with adult.

Register for Kids' Yoga 15-35 months old



11:15am: ages 3-6 years on their own.

Register for Kids' Yoga 3-6 years old


This playful class led by Sue Haberman will get children moving and engage their imagination through simple yoga poses combined with music, props and games. Increased body awareness, attention span, energy release and relaxation are just some of the benefits of this fun class!
‘Jungle Adventure’ with Marcia the Musical Moose

Friday, June 9 at 10:30am
Ages 7 and under.

Join Marcia the Musical Moose, whose entertaining guitar, magic and puppets help her tell Tommy the Tiger’s story. Tommy and his mother have a jungle adventure, where both learn valuable lessons about kindness, working together, and family love.

Register for ‘Jungle Adventure' with Marcia the Musical Moose
Special Spring Family Storytimes

Teddy Bear Stories

Saturday, April 8 at 11:30am (in & out of Nyack School District may register starting April 1)
Also Mondays, May 1 & June 12 at 6:30pm
Ages 2 and up with adult(s).


Bring your favorite snuggly friend for this Family Storytime. Pajamas optional - fun for the whole family!

Register for April 8th at 11:30am

Register for May 1st at 6:30pm

Register for June 12th at 6:30pm



Kindergarten Prep

Wednesdays at 6pm, April 19-May 24.
Ages 4-5 years.
Foster a love of books and learning in our exciting early literacy weekly storytime designed to help you prepare children for Kindergarten. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

Register for Kindergarten Prep


Sensory Family Storytime

Saturday, May 6 at 1pm
Ages 3 and up with adult(s).

Not your traditional storytime! This program lets your little ones discover stories in their own unique style. We’ll explore books and stories through a variety of sensory avenues, including listening to music, playing with story toys, and moving around. A welcoming storytime for all children including those on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders.

Register for Sensory Family Storytime
SPRING PROGRAMS FOR AGES 5 AND UNDER

Playtimes

Open Playtime
April 3-June 12 (no program May 29)
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.



Pint-size Playtime
April 7 – June 9
Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Recommended for children under age 3.
Drop in anytime for playtime geared especially for tiny tots under age 3. The storytime room will have early development toys, puzzles, books, and activities for babies and toddlers to discover and learn. Meet other caregivers in the community while your little one explores!
Drop in – no registration.
Music Together with Catherine ‘Moon’ Rubin

Mondays at 10:30am, April 17- May 8.
Ages 5 and under with adult.

Join Catherine as she teaches 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!

Register for Music Together with Catherine 'Moon' Rubin
Early Literacy Adventure: Grow, Garden, Grow!

Thursday, May 18 at 1pm.
Ages 3-5 years with adult.

Let’s explore the garden! We’ll follow a friendly butterfly through the flower garden and help him paint his wings. Along the way, we’ll play games and solve puzzles with ABCs, 123s, shapes, and colors.

Register for Early Literacy Adventure: Grow, Garden, Grow!
WEEKLY STORYTIMES FOR AGES 5 AND UNDER

These storytimes are held weekly. Registration is for all days in the entire session. Please notify us if you are unable to make any day in the session as we will contact the waiting list to attend that day only.


Happy Babies
Fridays at 10:30am
Ages 2 months-18 months with adult.
Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
April 21-May 19 (no program 5/5).

Register for Happy Babies


Springtime Toddlers
Thursdays at 10:30am
Ages 19-35 months with adult.
Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
April 20-May 18.

Register for Springtime Toddlers


Pre-K Spring Stories
Tuesdays at 10:30am OR Wednesdays at 4:30pm (choose one).
Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – Kindergarten.
Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!
Tuesdays from April 18-May 16 OR Wednesdays from April 19-May 17.

Register for Pre-K Spring Stories

SPRING PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Book Clubs

Picture Book Pals: Book Clubs for Grades K-2
Select Mondays at 5pm

Join us to read these great books together and then do some fun activities based on the story. Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one week prior to the program.


April 17: The Water Princess by Susan Verde.

Register for April 17th at 5pm


May 8: The Night Gardener by Terry Fan.

Register for May 8th at 5pm


June 5: Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall.

Register for June 5th at 5pm


Bookaneers: Book Club for Grades 3-5
Select Mondays at 5pm
Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.

April 24: Who Was Maya Angelou? by Ellen Labrecque. We’ll discuss her fascinating life and create a clever poetry project.

Register for April 24th at 5pm


May 15: Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. We’ll discuss this humorous story and do a fun craft to take home.

Register for May 15th at 5pm
SPRING 2017 S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Stop by the Children's Room to see some examples of what we'll be doing in the programs listed below!
Airplanes Take Flight!

Thursday, April 6 at 4:30pm (in & out of Nyack School District may register starting April 1)
Grades K-5

Just how do airplanes get off the ground and fly so high? We’ll learn the basic principles of flight as we create and fly 4 different paper airplane models to test out which ones fly best.

Register for Airplanes Take Flight!
Paper Making & Printing

Wednesday, April 12 at 5:30 pm (in & out of Nyack School District may register starting April 1)
Grades 3-5

Celebrate Earth Day by making your own paper, which you can customize with glitter and your unique color choices. Everyone will take home the paper they make!

Register for Paper Making & Printing
LEGO™ Building

Tuesday, April 25 at 4:30pm
Grades K-5

Let’s build something grand in teams along the lines of the Colosseum or the Eiffel Tower. In the process, we’ll learn some engineering and construction basics as we enjoy cooperative teamwork. Buildings will be displayed in the library.

Register for LEGO™ Building
Chef & Art Skills 101

Thursday, May 11 at 4:30pm
Grades 1-5

Did you know that you need math skills to cook up a recipe? We’ll focus on measuring ingredients to create a few delicious snacks to decorate, eat and take home.

Register for Chef & Art Skills 101
Tabletop Coding

Monday, May 22 at 5pm
Grades 2-5

We’ll learn the basics of computer coding in a low tech way – on a checker board! We’ll also have some laughs as we add in some challenges and a friendly competition.

Register for Tabletop Coding
Brain Games: Maker Edition!

Wednesday, June 7 at 4:30 pm
Grades K-5

Think you’re crafty? Find out if you can build the tallest tower or strongest bridge with the materials you are given. We’ll also see what you can make with some odd and zany supplies!

Register for Brain Games: Maker Edition!
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Registration Information


Please remember:
- Use the child's name to register.
- Program spots are limited and have age restrictions. Once a program fills, patrons will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.
- Priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District.
- Residents outside of the Nyack School District may register for remaining program spots after Nyack School District patrons.
- Please notify us directly by phone of cancellations.
- Programs are designed for the intended age group.
- Registration is required for all programs (unless noted otherwise).
- Registration for Winter 2017 programs occurring January 1 through March 31 opened on January 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning January 15, registration for Winter programs opened for out of district patrons.
-Registration for Spring 2017 programs occurring April 1 through June 15 will open on April 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning April 15, registration for programs will start for out of district patrons.
- All programs are free!





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