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Children Services - Children's Programs
Program Registration

Registration Calendar

Register for programs by clicking above, using the CHILD's name to register. In-person or phone sign-up also available by calling 845-268-7700 during library hours.


Registration for programs occurring January 1 through March 31 opened on January 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning January 16, registration for all programs will start for out of district patrons.

View and print our monthly program calendar at the bottom of this page!


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.

More Registration Information

SPOTLIGHT ON CHILDREN'S COLLECTIONS:

Did you know we have many children's music CD's?

Borrow a movie soundtrack, Kidzbop hits, holiday music, classic nursery songs, local pop stars like Jeffrey Friedberg and Sukey Molloy, and more!
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.
Stop Motion Videos

This Summer we had a fantastic Stop-Motion Video Workshop with filmmaker Jennifer Treuting for ages 7-10! Check out the videos below on our YouTube channel.



Man Vs. Shark

Animal Field Trip

Almost Stickbot Extinction
‘Turn the Pages’ interactive book display

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! Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers are invited to recommend great books using this permanent display in the Children’s Room. Younger children are invited to look at the display and take home a recommended book or two. If they bring back the included sheet telling librarians why they liked the book, they will get a prize for participating, and Middle and High School kids will earn community service hours. Stop by to learn more!
WINTER 2018 PROGRAMS

WINTER 2018 PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Registration for programs occurring January 1 through March 31 opened on January 1 for Nyack School District patrons.

Beginning January 16, registration for all programs will start for out of district patrons.

View and print our monthly program calendar at the bottom of this page!
Winter Family Programs

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, January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Peace Quilt
Wednesday, February 21- Mid Winter Recess

Drop in – no registration.
Winter Olympic Movies

Ages 3 and up.

Watch a movie focused on teamwork and fun while school is closed!

A Boy Named Charlie Brown, Monday, Jan. 15 at 1pm.
Charlie Brown gears up for his first pitch of the baseball season and entry in a national spelling bee, in this classic featuring the Peanuts gang.

Odd Squad: The Movie, Thursday, Feb. 22 at 1pm.
What will the Odd Squad do when a rival team, the Weird Team, tries to take away their business? They’ll use teamwork and math skills, of course!

No registration.
Interactive Family Storytime

Select Saturdays at 10:30am
Ages 3 and up with adult(s).

Not your traditional storytime! We’ll explore books and stories through a variety of avenues, including listening to music, playing with story toys, and moving around. A welcoming storytime for all children.

January 20, March 17
(Register separately for each program.)


Register for Interactive Family Storytime on Jan. 20

Register for Interactive Family Storytime On Mar. 17

Teddy Bear Stories

Monday, January 29 at 6:30pm
Saturday, February 10 at 11:30am
Monday, March 5 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 separately for each program.)


Register for Teddy Bear Stories on Jan. 29

Register for Teddy Bear Stories on Feb. 10

Register for Teddy Bear Stories on Mar. 5
Celebrate ‘Take Your Child to the Library Day’!

Saturday, February 3

11am: Ages 3-10. Join Outragehisss…Pets* for an exciting program about animals of the Rainforest! Meet and pet live animals while learning how the Rainforest is a vital part of our ecology.

*Registration required for Animal Program.


Register for Outragehisss...Pets



All day: Library Treasure Hunt: Find all the clues in the Children’s Room and win a prize! For all ages with adult(s). No registration.
Make a Valentine

February 7 – 14

Drop in the Children’s Room anytime from February 7-14 to create a Valentine for the one you love!

No registration.
Jeffrey Friedberg Concert

Monday, February 19 at 11am (President’s Day)

Ages 10 and under.

Join Jeffrey Friedberg from the Bossy Frog Band for a fun musical concert sure to make you laugh, sing and dance!


Register for Jeffrey Friedberg Concert
Little Science Explorers

Thursday, March 1 at 1pm
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
Winter Programs for Age 5 and younger

Open Playtime

Jan. 8 – March 26
Mondays from 10am-1pm
Ages 5 and under

It’s playtime 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

January 12 – March 30
Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30pm
Age 35 months and under

Drop in anytime for playtime geared especially for tiny tots. 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.
Baby Time

Fridays at 10:30am
Ages 2 months - 18 months with adult

Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

January 26-March 23 (no program 2/23)


Register for Baby Time
Terrific Toddlers

Thursdays at 10:30am
Ages 19-35 months with adult

Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.

January 25-March 22 (no program 2/22)


Register for Terrific Toddlers
Pre-K Stories and Fun

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 January 23-March 20 (no program 1/30, 2/20)
OR Wednesdays from January 24-March 21 (no program 2/21)


Register for Pre-K Stories and Fun on Tuesdays

Register for Pre-K Stories and Fun on Wednesdays

Fitness Fun

Select dates at 10:30am
Ages 2-5 years

Join us for active fun focused on getting everyone playing and moving!

January 19, February 5
(Register separately for each program.)


Register for Fitness Fun on Jan. 19

Register for Fitness Fun on Feb.5


Early Literacy Adventure: Wonders of the World!

Monday, January 22 at 10:30am
Ages 3-5 years with adults

Hop in our balloon ride around the world! Join in as we use early reading skills to solve puzzles and riddles at some of the world’s most famous landmarks, and earn fun prizes along the way.


Register for Early Literacy Adventure: Wonders of the World
Music and Movement with Fran

Mondays at 10:30am
For ages 5 and under with adult

Join Fran Roesemann for a lively weekly program of music and movement!

March 5, 12, 19


Register for Music & Movement with Fran
Winter Programs for Elementary School Children

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.

January 22: Here Comes Jack Frost, by Kazuno Kohara. We’ll read the book together, then create a warm winter craft.
February 12: Sweet Hearts, by Jan Carr. We’ll read the book together, then make a sweet edible craft.
March 26: Rabbit’s Good News, by Ruth Lercher Bornstein. We’ll read the book together, then make a craft to welcome Spring.


Register for Picture Books Pals for Gr. K -2: Here Comes Jack Frost

Register for Picture Books Pals for Gr. K -2: Sweet Hearts

Register for Picture Books Pals for Gr. K -2: Rabbit's Good News

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.


February 5: The Chocolate Touch, by Patrick Skene Catling. We’ll discuss this fantasy and make a chocolate craft for Valentine’s Day.
March 12: The Pinstripe Ghost, by David A. Kelly. We’ll discuss this baseball mystery and make a fun Spring craft.
April 9: Who was Milton Bradley? By Kirsten Anderson. We’ll discuss his fascinating story and make a snowy craft. (Postponed from Jan. 8. Registration begins March 1)


Register for Bookaneers for Gr. 3-5: The ChocolateTouch Book Club

Register for Bookaneers for Gr. 3-5: The Pinstripe Ghost Book Club


Winter S.T.E.A.M. Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

Fun with Math Games

Thursday, February 1 at 4:30pm
Grades K-3

Come and play some math games for some fun and laughs.


Register for Fun with Math Games
Senses Challenge

Tuesday, February 13 at 4:30pm
Grades K-5

Challenge your senses! We’ll be tested to hear, taste, smell, see and touch some interesting things. See if you can guess them all!


Register for Senses Challenge
Kente Cloth Art

Monday, February 26 at 4:30pm
Grades K-5

Learn about this beautiful African woven cloth and then use its symbols to make your own colorful unique work of art.


Register for Kente Cloth Art
Game Time!

Friday, March 9 from 10am-2pm (School closed for Superintendent’s Day)
Grades K-5

Meet new and old friends to hang out, play board games, and have some laughs. We’ll have some games on hand, or bring your favorites.

No registration.
What is a Universal Remote Control?

Monday, March 19 at 5pm
Grades K-4

Can you imagine if everything (including people) had a computer inside and you had the universal remote control? Join us for a playful look at how things will be more programmable in the future.


Register for What is a Universal Remote Control?
Download the Children's Monthly Calendar PDF Below

Registration Information


Please remember:
- Use the child's name to register.
-Registration for programs occurring January 1 through March 31 opened on January 1 for Nyack School District patrons. Beginning January 16, registration for all programs will start for out of district patrons.
- 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).
- All programs are free!











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