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Children Services - Children's Programs
SPRING 2014 Programs

Weekly Storytimes, Family Activities, Arts & Crafts, and More!

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Please keep in mind...

  • Register in the Children's Room or call 845-268-7700 during library hours.

  • All programs are free, and priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District. Group size is limited. Residents outside of the Nyack School District will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Programs are designed for the intended age group.

  • Please make alternate arrangements for other children for infant and toddler programs.

  • Required registration begins at least one week before each program.

  • Spring 2014 Programs at a Glance

    Spring 2014 Family Programs

    Go Green for Earth Day!
    Monday, April 7 at 5:30pm
    Ages 3 & up w/adult.
    Join Beatrice Green the Recycling Queen and Kiki the Kangaroo in this magical program about recycling, composting, and caring for the Earth in a fun way.
    Reg. starts 3/31.

    Movie Time!
    Ages 3 & up.
    Come and be entertained by a movie on the big screen while school is closed for break.
    Super Buddies, Rated G, Monday, April 14 at 1pm.
    The Croods, Rated PG, Thursday, April 17 at 7pm. Come in pajamas!
    No registration.

    School Closing Craft
    Friday, April 18 from 2-4:30pm
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Drop in during Spring Break to create a cool craft.
    No registration.

    Fireside Stories
    Monday, May 12 at 6:30pm
    Ages 2 and up with adult(s).
    Come in pajamas to enjoy some cozy bedtime stories. Fun for the whole family!
    Reg. starts 5/5.

    Teddy Bear Picnic
    Thursday, May 22 at 11:30am
    Ages 5 and under with adult(s).
    Bring your favorite fuzzy friend, a blanket, and a bagged lunch for some great stories and activities! (No peanut butter please.)
    Reg. starts 5/15.
    Parents' Workshops

    Parents' Workshops
    Select Tuesdays at 10:30am. Reg. starts 4/29 for all three.
    Ages 18-36 months w/adult(s).

    Join us for a series of parents’ workshops where parents will learn and have questions answered, and the children will have fun playing.

    Speech & Hearing Development. Tuesday, May 6. Join infant development expert Joan Maurer to discuss children’s speech and hearing development.

    Nutrition for Children. Tuesday, May 20. Join nutritional health counselor Diane Hoch to learn about healthy and tasty nutrition for children.

    Child Development. Tuesday, June 3. Join child development expert Ellen Mitchell in a look at the development of your child ages 18-36 months.
    Reg. starts 4/29 for all three.
    Spring 2014 Programs for Age 5 and Younger

    Open Playtime
    Jan. 6-May 19
    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.

    Bouncy Babies
    Fridays at 10:30am
    Ages 2-18 mos. w/adult.
    Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    Mar. 28-May 16. (No program 4/4, 4/18). Reg. starts 3/17.

    Tiny Toddlers
    Thursdays at 10:30am
    Ages 19-35 mos. w/adult.
    Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    Mar. 27-May 15. (No program 4/17). Reg. starts 3/17.

    Springtime Stories
    Mondays at 4:30pm OR Wednesdays at 10:30am (choose one).
    Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – Kindergarten.
    Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!
    Mondays from Mar. 24-May 12 OR Wednesdays from Mar. 26-May 14. (No program 4/14, 4/16, 4/21, 4/23). Reg. starts 3/17 for both.

    Dora’s Undersea Adventure!
    Tuesday, April 29 at 10:30am or 1pm (choose one).
    Ages 2-5 w/adult
    Join us as we go on an exciting adventure with Dora and her friends to an “underwater kingdom!”
    Reg. starts 4/22.

    Music with Mr. Kurt!
    Thursdays at 10:30am
    Ages 2-5 years w/adult.
    Join ‘Mr. Kurt’ Gallagher in making music with his guitar and other fun instruments; moving, stomping and singing some silly tunes.
    Thursdays, May 29 – June 19. Reg. starts 5/22.
    Spring 2014 Programs for Grades K-6

    Creative Kids
    Tuesdays at 4pm sharp
    For Grades 1-2. Join us for weekly stories, games, crafts and activities!
    Mar. 25-May 13. (No program 4/15, 4/22.) Reg. starts 3/17.

    LEGOs™ at the Library
    Select Thursdays at 4 pm
    Grades 2-6. Please register, as space is limited!
    Focusing on a different theme each month, we’ll have fun building with friends to show off our imaginations, and then share our creation’s story with the group. LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the library.
    Thursday, Mar. 20. Reg. starts 3/13.
    Thursday, April 24. Reg. starts 4/17.
    Thursday, May 15. Reg. starts 5/8.

    Little LEGOs™ Fun
    Select Thursdays at 4pm
    Grades K-1. Please register as space is limited!
    Come and build some cool LEGOs™ creations with us! LEGOs™ will be displayed temporarily in the library.
    Thursday, March 13. Reg. starts 3/6.
    Thursday, May 8. Reg. starts 5/1.

    Be a Picture Book Illustrator!
    Thursday, April 3 at 4 pm
    Grades 2-6. Explore the art of picture book illustrators. Learn about different art techniques and create your own masterpiece! Creations will be temporarily displayed in the library.
    Reg. starts 3/27.

    Book Club: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures*
    Wednesday, April 30 at 4:30pm
    Grades 2-6. Join us to discuss this year's Newbery winner, Flora & Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo. The story of cynical Flora and her superhero squirrel is one of friendship, hope, and love that is sure to make you laugh out loud!
    Reg. starts 4/23.

    Graphic Novel Book Club: Cardboard*
    Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00pm
    Grades 4-8. When Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday, they bend it into a man and it comes magically to life, but the neighborhood bully warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations. Cam must save his town from disaster. Join us to discuss this unconventional adventure and create your own unique cardboard creations. Reg. online under 'Teen Services'.

    *Books will be available at the Children’s Room Desk one month prior to the program.
    Please keep in mind...

  • Register in the Children's Room or call 845-268-7700 during library hours.

  • All programs are free, and priority is given to residents of the Nyack School District. Group size is limited. Residents outside of the Nyack School District will be placed on a waiting list and contacted only if there is room in the program.

  • Programs are designed for the intended age group.

  • Please make alternate arrangements for other children for infant and toddler programs.

  • Required registration begins at least one week before each program.

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