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Children Services - Children's Programs
SUMMER 2014 Programs

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

Click here for a printable calendar of Children's Room events, or click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of this page!

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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.

  • FIZZ BOOM READ! SUMMER READING CLUB

    Join the Valley Cottage Library’s Summer Reading Club!

    June 20-August 23.

    In person and online registration begins JUNE 20, along with logging of books and days read.

    The Summer Reading Club is open to all children from infants to children entering 5th grade.

    Daily reading habits help children retain information they have learned. This year, readers will keep track of the number of days that they do some reading. They will also write down the titles they read. Younger non-readers can record Early Literacy Activities that they do together with an adult.

    Everyone will turn in their reading/activity logs at the library to receive prizes.

    For more details, to register, and to print logs, go to http://guides.rcls.org/vclsrc2014, or visit the Children’s Room.
    Family Summer Programs 2014

    Movie Time!
    Ages 3 & up.
    Come and be entertained by a movie on the big screen with friends! Dress as your favorite character for extra fun!
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Rated G, Tuesday, July 1 at 1pm.
    HUGO, Rated PG, Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30pm.
    Frozen, Rated PG, Thursday, August 14 at 1pm.
    The LEGO Movie, Rated PG, Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm. Come in pajamas!
    No registration.

    Dragons & Dreams
    Tuesday, July 29 at 6:30pm
    Ages 3 and up.
    Join the Sciencetellers as we explore the science of fire and ice through the tale of "Dragons & Dreams," about a faraway world with castles, kings, dragon keepers, and ice sorceresses, where two villagers must take a daring journey to release the dragons and save the entire kingdom!
    Reg. starts 7/22.

    Children’s Songtime with Delores JiJi
    Monday, Aug. 4 at 10:30am
    Ages 6 and under with adult(s).
    Join Delores JiJi in a world of pretend, with lively singing, instruments, dancing and grooving to the music.
    Reg. starts 7/28.

    Zoology for Kids
    Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 4:30pm
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Animal Embassy brings the scientific study of Zoology to life as you meet a variety of live animals! Whether they have fur, feathers, fins or scales, uncover some mysteries of animal biology as we learn about classifications and habitats in the animal kingdom, as well as discover the life of an animal scientist.
    Reg. starts 7/29.

    Craft Week
    August 11-16 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Drop in to create a cool craft to take home! A different project each day.
    No registration.

    Book Worm Search
    August 18-23
    Ages 3 and up with adult(s).
    Hunt for Book Worms in the Children’s Room using special clues. Get a prize if you find them all and solve the riddle!
    No registration.
    Summer 2014 Programs for age 5 and Younger

    Open Playtime
    June 23-August 18
    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.

    Bubbly Babies
    Fridays at 10:30am
    Ages 2-18 mos. w/adult.
    Weekly movement, rhymes & music. Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    July 11-Aug. 8. Reg. starts 6/20.

    Toddler Time
    Thursdays at 10:30am
    Ages 19-35 mos. w/adult.
    Weekly storytime with books and beyond! Please make alternate arrangements for other children.
    July 3 – August 7. Reg. starts 6/20.

    Summer Scientists
    Mondays at 4:30pm OR Wednesdays at 10:30am (choose one).
    Weekly storytimes for ages 3 – entering Kindergarten.
    Great books, games, movement and songs. Parents welcome!
    Mondays from June 30-Aug. 4 OR Wednesdays from July 2-Aug. 6. Reg. starts 6/20 for both.

    Summer Moves with Sukey Molloy!
    Mondays, July 14, July 21, & July 28.
    Ages 15 months - 4 years w/adult.
    Join Sukey Molloy for this special mini-gym summer series! Sukey's interactive movement program features award winning songs with jumping, tumbling, and ball play activities to highlight active movement play and learning. Don't miss the fun!
    Ages 15 - 30 months at 10:15am.
    Ages 31 months – 4 years at 11:15am.
    Reg. for each class starts 7/7.
    Summer 2014 Programs for Elementary School Children

    Story Lab
    Wednesdays at 4:30pm
    Entering Grades 1-2. Join us for weekly stories, games, crafts and activities!
    July 2-Aug. 6. Reg. starts 6/20.


    Super Science Fun
    Select dates at 4:30pm.
    Entering Grades 3-5.
    Discover some awesome chemical reactions, outrageous polymers, and other wacky science experimentation. Take home your own slice of super science!
    Tuesday, July 1. Reg. starts 6/24.
    Tuesday, July 22. Reg. starts 7/15.
    Wednesday, Aug. 13. Reg. starts 8/6.
    Wednesday, Aug. 20. Reg. starts 8/13.

    LEGOs™ at the Library
    Select Thursdays at 4:30 pm
    Entering Grades 2-6.
    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, July 10. Reg. starts 7/3.
    Thursday, August 7. Reg. starts 7/31.

    Cool Science Experiments
    Thursday, July 24 at 4:30pm
    Entering Grades K-6.
    Join Travis Brady for a mix of fascinating experiments about snake senses, super-strong magnets, sending secret messages, and blowing things up using household items.
    Reg. starts 7/17.

    What’s the Buzz on Bees and Native Flowers?
    Monday, July 28 at 4:30pm
    Entering Grades 1-4.
    Join Master Gardener Ann Ellis to learn how vital bees are to our ecosystem through pollination. You’ll take home what you plant as we explore why native plants are key to bee survival.
    Reg. starts 7/21.

    Mini Minecraft
    Thursday, July 31 at 4:30pm OR 5pm (choose one).
    Entering Grades 1-3.
    Each child will use a laptop to create and build on Minecraft to learn and share with each other. Space is limited.
    Reg. starts 7/24.

    Book Club: The Invention of Hugo Cabret*
    Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 7pm
    Entering Grades 2-6.
    Explore the fantastical world of Brian Selznick as we discuss this Caldecott winning book that tells the story of Hugo through illustrations and text, over snacks.
    Reg. starts 7/8.


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

    ‘Tween Minecraft Library Challenge

    July 7-August 4

    Mondays from 2-8pm, Fridays from 11am-4pm.

    Entering Grades 4 and up.

    Join us this summer as we compete with other libraries: up to 4 kids at a time can schedule hours to help build the Minecraft version of the Valley Cottage Library!

    Reg. starts 6/23 at Adult Reference Desk.
    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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