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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 our Summer Programs, June 15 - September 15, started on June 1. Out of District patrons may register after June 15.

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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SUMMER in the Children's Room!

Registration for our Summer Programs, June 15 - September 15, started on June 1. Out of District patrons may register after June 15.

This Summer- Get Ready—
On Your Mark, Get Set….READ!
Our summer is all about sports, racing, athletes, health, and fitness! Train your body and your brain this summer by attending our movin’ and groovin’ programs and by joining our Summer Reading Club!

Our Summer Reading Club runs from JUNE 18-AUGUST 27!

On June 18, children may register online or in-person.
Children may register any day after that also, in–person when the library is open or online here. We will still count any reading they do from June 18 onward.

We encourage the development of good reading habits by rewarding children for daily reading.
Once registered, children receive a daily reading log. Children keep track of days they read, and books they read at home. Starting June 18, reading logs will be available here online as well as at the library.
Bring the reading log back to the library to earn Book Bucks and Prizes!
Our Club is open to all children from infants to children entering 5th grade. Younger non-readers can record books read to them, or Early Literacy Activities that they do together with an adult.
Print a reading log at the bottom of this page!
Library BINGO Challenge

June 18-August 27
Ages 2 and up.

Pick up a Library BINGO card at the Children’s Desk and complete a BINGO row of activities to win a prize! Ask at the Children’s Desk for more details.

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.
Summer Family Programs

StoryFaces from the Rainforest
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm.
Ages 3 and up.

Take a wondrous journey to Brazil, home of this summer’s Olympics, with Christopher Agostino as he paints and transforms amazing faces to illustrate inspiring folktales from the rainforest.
Register for StoryFaces from the Rainforest

Family Games Night
Ages 3 and up.

Every family member will laugh doing old-fashioned activities together during this light-hearted night of competition!
Register for Family Games Night

Movies: On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! 
Ages 3 and up.
Watch a movie on the big screen with friends as we get in the sporting spirit for the Olympics! Come in pajamas! No registration.

Air Bud: World Pup, Rated G, Thursday, June 30 at 7pm. Buddy, the talented basketball playing golden retriever, tries to help his owner win the state soccer championships.

Cars, Rated G, Thursday, July 7 at 6:30pm. Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he hits a detour on his way to the most important race of his life.

An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars, Not Rated, Tuesday, August 16 at 7pm. McKenna is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team, but off track in school, so she needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges and find a way to believe in herself again.

Martial Arts Self Defense
Fridays, July 1, 8 & 15
11am:  ages 4-5 years
11:30am: ages 6-10 years

Join Sensei Alvarez of 5150 Martial Arts for an enjoyable martial arts class aimed at boosting confidence, encouraging health and fitness, and improving focus and self-discipline.
Register for Martial Arts Self Defense for 4-5 year olds
Register for Martial Arts Self Defense for 6-10 year olds

VALCon 2.0
Saturday, July 16 from 10am-4pm

Join us for ValCon, the second annual comic and anime Library Convention! It is free and open to all. Join us for panels, workshops, cosplay, contests, special guests, an artist alley, a vendor alley, and more! In the Children’s Room, learn to draw your favorite comic characters from Angelo DeCesare, comic book illustrator and author of Flip’s Fantastic Journals! Also, make sushi out of candy again this year with Marissa Lieberman. No registration.

Get Ready, Get Fit, Read! Concert
Thursday, July 21 at 7pm
All ages.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Patricia Shih presents a fun-filled, all audience-participation concert about health, fitness and READING!  As she combines meaningful songs with interactive fun, families will sing, dance, jump in a shower of bubbles, escape from sharks and play games to vie for prizes.
Register for Get Ready! Get Fit! Read! Concert

Kids’ Yoga
Tuesdays, July 26, Aug. 2 & Aug. 9
10:45am: ages 15 months-35 months w/adult.
11:30am: ages 3-6 years on their own.

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!
Register for Kids' Yoga for 15 months-2 years old

Register for Kids' Yoga for 3-6 year olds

Steve the Magic Conductor Caboose Mystery
Tuesday, August 2 at 6:30pm
Ages 3 & up

Come along on The Magic Conductor’s Reading Adventure with Steve the Magic Conductor as we solve the Caboose Mystery. Steve uses magic, drama, comedy and audience participation to spark curiosity and get everyone involved in solving the mystery – fun for the whole family!
Register for Steve the Magic Conductor's Caboose Mystery

Danna Banana Concert
Thursday, Aug. 11 at 5:30pm
All ages

The whole family will enjoy Nyack’s own Danna Banana in an interactive and entertaining concert filled with silliness, goofiness, and more in his uniquely imaginative style.
Register for Danna Banana Concert

Little Science Explorers
Thursday, August 18 at 10:30am
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

Let’s Be Crafty
August 15-20 from 10am-2pm
Ages 3 and up with adult(s).

Drop in to create cool crafts all week. Choose a different project each day. No registration.

On Your Mark, Get Set… Find the Treasure!
August 22-27
Ages 3 and up with adult(s).

Hunt for special clues in the Children’s Room to show your knowledge and win a prize! Drop in - no registration.
Upcoming Programs for Ages 5 and Under

Open Playtime
Jan. 4 – June 13 (no program 5/30)
Summer Session: June 27- Aug. 22 (no program July 4)
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 8 – June 17 (no program 4/29)
Summer session: July 1 – Aug. 26
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!
Storytimes for Age 5 and Younger


Teddy Bear Stories
Select Mondays at 6:30pm
Ages 2 and up with adult(s).
You can wear your PJs and bring your favorite snuggly friend for this night-time Family Storytime. Fun for the whole family!
CLICK HERE to register for June 13

Teddy Bear Sporting Stories for Summer
Select Mondays at 6:30pm
Ages 2 and up with adult(s).
Wear your PJs and bring your favorite snuggly friend for this night-time Family Storytime.
July 25, August 22.
Register for Teddy Bear Sporting Stories: July 25
Register for Teddy Bear Sporting Stories: August 22

Weekly Storytimes

These storytimes are held weekly. Registration is for all days in the entire session.

CLICK HERE to register for Storytimes starting June1 for NSD

Healthy Babies
Fridays at 10:30am
Ages 2 mos.-18 mos. w/adult.
Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
Session I: July 1-15.
Session II: July 29-Aug. 12.
Register separately for each session.

Toddlers on the Move
Thursdays at 10:30am
Ages 19-35 mos. w/adult.
Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
Session I: June 30-July 14.
Session II: July 28-Aug. 11.
Register separately for each session.

Pre-K Sporty Stories
Tuesdays at 10:30am OR Wednesdays at 4:30pm (choose one).
Weekly storytime for ages 3 – entering Kindergarten. Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!
Session I: Tuesdays from June 28-July 12 OR Wednesdays from June 29-July 13.
Session II: Tuesdays from July 26-Aug. 9 OR Wednesdays from July 27-Aug. 10.
Register separately for each session.

Kindergarten Prep
Wednesdays at 6pm
Ages 4-5 years.
Weekly storytime and other fun activities to help you get your child ready for Kindergarten. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
June 29-August 10 (no program 7/20).

Early Literacy Adventure: Animal Sports
Tuesday, July 19 at 10:30am
Ages 2-5 years w/adult.
Join Ms. Melinda as we investigate animal athletes! Win prizes as you solve exciting puzzles and play games with ABC’s, 123’s, colors, & shapes. Great fun for all little party animals!
Register for Early Literacy Adventure: Animal Sports Games
Programs for Elementary School Children

Book Clubs

Picture Book Pals: Book Clubs for Grades K-1
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.

Click below to register:

July 11: A String of Beads, by Margarette S. Reid. After a fun sorting activity, we will make our own beaded necklaces and bracelets to keep.
Register for Picture Book Pals: July 11

August 1: Farmer’s Market Day, by Shanda Trent. We’ll explore some fresh local produce and then make an edible rainbow to take home.
Register for Picture Book Pals: August 1

Bookaneers: Book Club for entering Grades 2-6
Select Mondays at 5pm.
Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.
July 18: Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, by Chris Grabenstein. We’ll discuss this unique story, then play some fun games inspired by its antics.
Register for Bookaneers: July 18

August 8: Who was Roberto Clemente? by James Buckley, Jr. Join us to discuss Roberto Clemente’s impact on baseball, then play a baseball trivia game and make a cool craft.
Register for Bookaneers: August 8

SUMMER 2016 S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

A-Mazing Robots

Monday, June 27 at 5pm
Entering Grades 2-6

Sharpen your problem solving skills as you program Dash (mobile robot) with CoderKidz. Learn how to guide Dash through a maze using Blockly, or even code Dash to knock down bowling pins using the TickleApp!
Register for A-Mazing Robots
Action Origami

Thursday, July 7 at 4:30pm
Entering Grades 2-6

Join Sarah Northshield to create origami creatures and objects that will spring into motion, even competing Olympic-style!
Register for Action Origami
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!

Monday, July 11 at 5:30pm.
Entering Grades 2-6

Did you know our Founding Fathers and Mothers LOVED ice cream? Eileen Stelljes will share the history of this delicious favorite, then we'll use teamwork to make ice cream in the library, run a relay race to build "sundaes," and finish with a frosty treat.
Register for Celebrate National Ice Cream Month!
LEGO™ Racers

Wednesday, July 20
Entering Grades K-2 at 4:30pm
Entering Grades 3-6 at 5:30pm

Build your fastest LEGO™ vehicle, then have fun racing in a friendly competition. LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the library.

Register for LEGO™ Racers for Entering Grades K-2
Register for LEGO™ Racers for Entering Grades 3-6

“Duck for President:” Let’s Be Dramatic

Monday, July 25 at 5pm.
Entering Grades 2-6

Come and try your hand at acting in the amusing play adaptation of this entertaining picture book by Doreen Cronin. We’ll choose parts, create costumes, and read the play together in a fun performance for our adults.
Register for “Duck for President:” Let’s Be Dramatic
Fitness Quest Adventure

Thursday, July 28 at 5:30pm
Entering Grades 2-6

Come on a fantastic adventure with author Jason Edwards sure to lead to laughs and discovery! Use your mind and exercise your body on this grand quest to find the secret formula to health and fitness, hidden on a mysterious scroll in the Children’s Room.
Register for Fitness Quest Adventure
Marshmallow Engineering

Thursday, Aug. 4 at 4:15pm
Entering Grades 1-6

Can you build a skyscraper from marshmallows and toothpicks? Let’s create our most imaginative buildings and have fun learning some basic engineering principles along the way. Buildings will be displayed temporarily in the library.
Register for Marshmallow Engineering
Brain Games

Wednesday, August 17 at 5pm
Entering Grades 1-6

Ready, Set,...THINK! Can you figure out how to float a tin foil boat or step through a single piece of paper? Race down to the library for some brilliant brain teasers, crazy challenges, & wacky puzzles.
Register for Brain Games
Fall Programs

Registration for our Fall Programs, Sept. 15 through Dec. 15, will start on Sept. 1. Out of District patrons may register starting Sept. 15.
Registration Information

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