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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 Fall Programs, Sept. 15 through Dec. 31, started on Sept. 1.

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!

Congratulations to the children who participated in our Summer Reading Club! Together, you read 4,401 books and read for 7,905 days! This was the highest number of days read in four years! We hope you had a great time in our Club this summer, and that you continue your daily reading habits throughout the school year.

Nyack school children who showed us their Reading Log at least once before September 3 will earn a Certificate of Participation from the Nyack School District. These will be awarded at morning program during the start of the school year!

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.
FALL 2016 Programs

Registration for our Fall Programs, Sept. 15 through Dec. 31, starts on Sept. 1.
Out of District patrons may register starting Sept. 15.

September is Library Card Month! If your child signs up for a library card in September, visit the Children’s Room Desk for a special prize.

Give a Kid a Book: Throughout October and November, the Children’s Room will collect new, unused books for the Library Association of Rockland County’s Youth Services. Books will be given as gifts to children through local charities during the holidays.

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!

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, Oct. 10 – Columbus Day
Friday, Nov. 11- Veteran’s Day
Wednesday, Dec. 28-Winter Break
Drop in – no registration.
Halloween Costume Party *

Saturday, Oct. 29 at 12 noon.
Ages 3 and up.
Our carnival turned into a Halloween PARTY! Come in costume! Play party games and join in as your favorite characters act out their story with your help, and then meet and take photographs one on one with them.
* Registration is required and space is limited.
(Characters courtesy of Manda's Enchanted Events.)
Register for Halloween Costume Party!
Celebrate Election Day!

Drop by anytime on Tuesday, November 8 to vote for your favorite book character! A chance for children of all ages to be part of the democratic process and get prizes.
Make a Gingerbread House

Saturday, Dec. 10 at 12 noon.
Ages 3 and up with adult.
Come and decorate a colorful, edible gingerbread work of art to take home!
Register for Make a Gingerbread House
Noon Year’s Eve Party

Sat., Dec. 31 at 11:30 AM.
Ages 2 and up.
A chance for kids to party till the wee hours of the afternoon before New Year’s Day! Confetti, party games, balloons, and our own ball drop at 12 noon. Come celebrate 2017 with tons of fun (but less chaos than Times Square!)
Register for Noon Year’s Eve Party
Special Storytimes

Teddy Bear Stories

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.
Sept. 26, Nov. 7.
Register for Teddy Bear Stories Sept 26
Register for Teddy Bear Stories Nov 7

Wiggly Worms Family Storytime

Select Saturdays at 10:30am
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. Great for wigglers, gigglers, and kids who can groove to their own beat. Please feel free to call with any questions.
Oct. 8, Nov. 19.
Register for Wiggly Worms Family Storytime Oct 8
Register for Wiggly Worms Family Storytime Nov 19


Open Playtime
September 12-December 12
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
September 16 – December 16 (no program Nov. 25)
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.
Music with Mr. Kurt!

Tuesdays at 11:30am
Ages 5 and under w/adult.
Join ‘Mr. Kurt’ Gallagher in making music with his guitar and other fun instruments; moving, stomping and singing some silly tunes.
Tuesdays, Sept. 27- Oct. 18.
Register for Music with Mr. Kurt!
Early Literacy Adventure: Journey to Outer Space

Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10:30am
Ages 3-5 years w/adult.
Blast off on an exciting tour of our galaxy as we help a friendly space alien find his way home. Little explorers will win prizes as they solve planet puzzles, and play games with ABC’s, 123’s, colors and shapes!
Register for Early Literacy Adventure: Journey to Outer Space
Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy

Select Wednesdays:
10:30am: ages 3-5 years.
11:30am: ages 9-35 months.
Join Sukey (seen on TV!) for her award-winning series of musical play activities, colorful felt board stories, and great sing-along fun to encourage movement, play and song in the developing years.
Wednesdays, Nov. 30-Dec. 21
Register for Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy for 3-5 year-olds
Register for Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy for 9-35 months

Weekly Storytimes for Ages 5 and under

Weekly Storytimes

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.

CLICK HERE to register for Storytimes starting Sept 1 for NSD

Autumn 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: Sept. 23-Oct. 21.
Session II: Nov. 4-Dec. 9 (No program Nov. 11, 25).
Register separately for each session.
Register for Autumn Babies Session 1
Register for Autumn Babies Session 2

Terrific Toddlers
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: Sept. 22-Oct. 20.
Session II: Nov. 3-Dec. 8 (no program Nov. 24).
Register separately for each session.
Register for Terrific Toddlers Session 1
Register for Terrific Toddlers Session 2

‘Big Kid’ 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!
Session I: Tuesdays from Sept. 20-Oct. 18 (no program Oct. 4) OR Wednesdays from Sept. 21-Oct. 19 (no program Oct. 12).
Session II: Tuesdays from Nov. 1-Dec. 6 (no program Nov. 8). OR Wednesdays from Nov. 2-Dec. 7 (no program Nov. 23).
Register for ‘Big Kid’ Stories Session 1 TUES 10:30 am
Register for ‘Big Kid’ Stories Session 1 WED 4:30 pm
Register for ‘Big Kid’ Stories Session 2 TUES 10:30 am
Register for ‘Big Kid’ Stories Session 2 WED 4:30 PM


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.

Sept. 26: Miss Brooks Loves Books and I Don’t, by Barbara Bottner. We’ll read the book together, then do a craft based on your favorite book character.

Oct. 17: Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma, by David Sonan. We’ll read the book together, then decorate a pumpkin to take home.

Nov. 14: The Ugly Pumpkin, by Dave Horowitz. We’ll read the book together, then create a pine cone turkey to take home.
Register for Book Club for Grades K-2 Sept 26
Register for Book Club for Grades K-2 Oct 17
Register for Book Club for Grades K-2 Nov 14

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

Tues., Oct. 18 at 4:15pm: The Halloween Hoax, by Carolyn Keene. We’ll discuss this Nancy Drew story, then make a fun Halloween craft to take home.

Mon., Nov. 7 at 5pm: New Girl in Town (Liberty Porter, First Daughter series), by Julia DeVillers. We’ll discuss the story, then create a patriotic themed craft.

Mon., Dec. 12 at 5pm: Who was Walt Disney? by Whitney Stewart. We’ll discuss his fascinating life, then make a delicious holiday treat to bring home.
Register for Book Club for Grades 3-5 Oct 18
Register for Book Club for Grades 3-5 Nov 7
Register for Book Club for Grades 3-5 Dec 12

FALL 2016 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!
Magnificent Magnets with Mad Science

Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4:30pm
Grades 1-5.
Play with some of the wildest forces in the universe as we use mag¬netic wands, explore magnetic attracting and repel¬ling forces, confuse compass needles, and magnetize paper clips. Build a LEGO™ magnet car and witness its gravity-defying abilities as you race it down the Magnet Levitation Track!
Register for Magnificent Magnets with Mad Science

Bristlebot Monsters

Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30pm
Grades 2-5.
Join us to build, decorate and play with tiny robots made into monsters for Halloween!
Register for Bristlebot Monsters
Brain Games - Haunted version!

Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 4:30pm
Grades 1-5
Can you win a Tug-of-War with just tissues? And just how fast can you make a rocket powered balloon fly? Come experiment and stretch your brain in our spooky science lab!
Register for Brain Games Haunted Version!
Art Aliens Invade!

Monday, Nov. 21 at 4:30pm
Grades K-5.
Use your imagination to create a cool alien creature from another planet and then tell their story to the group.
Register for Art Aliens Invade!
LEGO™ Math

Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 4:30pm
Grades K-1
We’ll use math skills to have fun building with LEGOs™. Parents welcome!
Register for LEGO™ Math
Attack on the Fort!

Monday, Dec. 19 at 4:30pm
Grades 2-5.
Like the ancient Trojans and Greeks, we’ll build forts and catapults and then have a friendly pom pom battle.
Register for Attack on the Fort!
Download the Children's Monthly Calendar PDF Below

Registration Information

  • September 2016 Children's Calendar
  • October 2016 Children's Calendar
  • November 2016 Children's Calendar
  • December 2016 Children's Calendar
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