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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.

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.

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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.

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!

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.

School Closing Crafts

Select dates from 10am-2pm
Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
Drop in during the following school closing days to create a cool craft – a different craft for each day.

Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Quilt
Wednesday, Feb. 22- Mid Winter Recess
Drop in – no registration.
February is Black History Month

Come and take a walk through history in the Children’s Room to celebrate the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement.
Make a Valentine

Drop in the Children’s Room anytime from Feb. 7-14 to create a Valentine for the one you love! No registration.
Movie: Peter Pan (Disney)

Monday, Feb. 20 at 1pm
Ages 3 and up. Rated G.

Watch a movie on the big screen with friends while school is closed for Mid-Winter Recess!
No registration.
Beach Party Concert

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 1pm (Mid-Winter Recess)
All ages

Let’s take a sunny break from winter and dress for the beach! Join kids’ “musician & funster” Matty Roxx for a lively program filled with music, bubbles and laughs.
Register for Beach Party Concert
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



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.
Fitness Fun

Select Mondays at 10:30am
Ages 2-5.

Join us for active fun focused on getting everyone playing and moving!
Jan. 23, Feb. 27. (Register separately for each program.)

Register for Jan. 23 at 10:30am
Register for Feb. 27 at 10:30am
Frosty Fun: Early Literacy Adventure

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:30am
Ages 3-5 years with adults

It’s a winter wonderland adventure in the library! Help us on our journey to “rescue” a baby polar bear by solving riddles and games using ABC’s and 123’s.
Register for Frosty Fun Early Literature Adventure
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


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.

Baby & Me
Fridays at 10:30am
Ages 2 mos.-18 mos. with adult.
Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
Jan. 20-Mar. 17 (no program 2/24).

Register for Baby & Me

Toddler Stories
Thursdays at 10:30am
Ages 19-35 mos. with adult.
Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
Jan. 19-Mar. 16 (no program 2/23).
Register for Toddler Stories

Pre-K Story Stars
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 Jan. 24-Mar. 14 (no program 2/21) OR Wednesdays from Jan. 18-Mar. 15 (no program 2/22).
Register for Pre-K Story Stars


Book Clubs

Picture Book Pals: Book Clubs for Grades K-2
Select Mondays at 5pm
Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one week prior to the program.
Jan. 23: The Runaway Wok, by Ying Chang Compestine. We’ll read the book together, then craft a dragon for Chinese New Year.
Register for Jan. 23 at 5pm

Feb. 13: The Night Before Valentine’s Day, by Natasha Wing. We’ll read the book together, then make an owl Valentine for someone special.
Register for Feb. 13 at 5pm

Mar. 13: And Then It’s Spring, by Julie Fogliano. We’ll read the book together, then plant something green to grow during Springtime at home.
Register for Mar. 13 at 5pm

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.
Jan. 30: Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFOs, by Donald J. Sobel. We’ll discuss this detective story, then make a fun wintry craft to take home.
Register for JAn. 30 at 5pm

Feb. 27: Who Was Sojourner Truth? by Yona Zeldis McDonough. We’ll discuss her fascinating story, then do a fun activity in the library.
Register for Feb. 27 at 5pm

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!
Electric Valentines

Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 6pm
Grades 2-5
Make a Valentine card for someone special that will light up once you create an electric circuit!
Register for Electric Valentines
Chocolate Party!

Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 4:30pm
Grades K-5
Let’s create edible chocolate works of art to take home for Valentine’s Day. Yum! (Please notify us of any food allergies at registration.)
Register for Chocolate Party!
Wildlife of the World with Animal Embassy

Friday, Mar. 10 at 3:30pm (NSD closed for Superintendent’s Conference Day)
Grades K-5
Take a journey to discover the awesome diversity of animal life - in person. Meet live Animal Ambassadors, discover some amazing adaptations, and explore their diverse habitats as well as conservation issues and challenges they face.
Register for Wildlife of the World
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
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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.
- All programs are free!

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