Oceanside Library

CHILDREN
Arts And Crafts
Baby Playhooray
Bingo And Ice Cream
Book Discussions
Books And Babies
Books To Belly
Family Movies
Family Playhooray
Full Steam Ahead
Hola! Say Hello To Spanish
Keva Open Play
Leap Into Learning
Lego Clubs
Mad Science
Online Homework Help
Playhooray
Reading To Kids
Storytimes
Time For Tots
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Walk-In Fun And (Board) Games
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

May/June/July/August 2017

Call the Children's Room at (516) 766-2360, option 2 for program registration availability.  Note: Due to the popularity of some programs, the Library cannot guarantee that space will be available following evening registration.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

Residents of the Oceanside School District are given priority for our programs.  In-person registration begins at 7pm.  The Library reserves the right to limit the number of tickets given to any one person.  Fees are nonrefundable.  To secure a place in a program, patrons must pay (cash only) within three days of registering, or we will contact the next person on the waiting list.  Out-of-district patrons may begin registering on the fourth day after in-person registration.  Proof of age is required.

PLAYAWAY LAUNCHPADS HAVE LANDED!
Playaway Launchpads
are now available for circulation to residents in the Oceanside Library district.  Children in Pre-K through Middle School will love these easy-to-use, durable tablets pre-loaded with high-quality secure learning apps and games.  Playaway Launchpads are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age.  Subjects include Math, Science, English Language Arts, and more.  Please inquire about these exciting educational items in the Children's Department.  Check one out today!

NEW: SESAME STREET eBOOKS - In Library -- At Home
Offers 150+ Sesame Street eBooks, Audio eBooks, interactive eBooks, and animated eBooks.
 

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Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.  Caregiver must attend.

Tuesday, May 30 // 10am (IN SESSION)
 

Join us for an hour of fun, prizes, and ice cream too!  Caregiver must remain in the Children's Room.

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Join Jeanne Hall at this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.  Caregiver must attend.

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Foster a love for reading while exploring food with your little one.  Join Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, to enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthy.  What better way to connect to a story, than through food? Perfect for picky eaters.  Caregiver must attend.

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Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Sing
Saturday, June 3 // 11am
2016, 108 min.  PG.

Zootopia
Thursday, July 6 // 7pm
2016, 108 min.  PG.

The Lego Batman Movie
Thursday, August 3 // 7pm
2017, 88 min.  PG.

 

Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.  Costumes welcome!  Caregiver must attend.

Tuesday, May 30 // 6:30pm (CLOSED)
 

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Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

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Create a KEVA plank structure on your own, or with a friend. Try our new KEVA connectors.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Thursday, May 25 // 4pm OR 5pm
 

Join Jeanne Hall for a half hour of songs, finger plays, a story, a craft, and movement.  Caregiver must attend.

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Join the Lego fun and build something super with your friends or on your own!  Caregiver must remain in the building.

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Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.   Caregiver must attend.

Thursday, May 25 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
OR
Friday, May 26 // 10am
(IN SESSION) (NOTE: 11am classes cancelled)
 

Wednesday, May 24 // 4pm
Join us in a program for parents and caregivers, and explore how to engage children in reading from birth and up to foster a lifelong love of literature.
 

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Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series.  Caregiver must attend.

Wednesday, May 24 // 10:15am OR 11:15am (IN SESSION)
 

Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.  Caregiver must attend.

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Chess Club (Grades 4-12)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm

No matter your skill level (or even if you’ve never played) come join us any Wednesday.  We’ll supply the boards, the pieces – and will help you have fun and enjoy this centuries-old game of skill and strategy!

 

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Join our yoga master, MaryClare, for a fun-filled class that teaches relaxation and breathing methods as well as many yoga poses.  Please wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.  Caregiver must remain in the building.

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INTERNET AVAILABLE IN CHILDREN'S ROOM
The Internet is available in the Children's Room to holders of children's library cards in good standing.  Written parental consent is required.  Permission forms may be obtained at the Children's Reference Desk and will be kept on record there.  The library assumes no responsibility for Internet content, quality, accuracy, or currency.  It is important for parents to be aware that the Internet may contain material of a controversial nature.  Therefore, it is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's selections.



Online Homework Help

Click here for access to Online Homework Help and Tutoring in most subjects, Test Prep, Career Help, Resume Writing, and more all in a one-on-one chat session.
Click here for more info.

NOTE: PATRONS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO CREATE A TUTOR.COM LIVE HOMEWORK HELP USER ACCOUNT WITH THEIR LIBRARY BARCODE NUMBER AS THEIR USERNAME AND A PASSWORD THEY CHOOSE THEMSELVES.

ALL USERS WHO HAVE CREATED AN "OPTIONAL" ACCOUNT WITH THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND A PASSWORD TO LOG IN, WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR USERNAME TO THEIR BARCODE NUMBER INSTEAD.  IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES, PLEASE ADVISE LIBRARY STAFF.



Parenting Resource Network
The Oceanside Library is pleased to be a partner with the Parenting Resource Network, an information and referral service for parents of children up to five years of age.  The Network is staffed by early childhood professionals who can provide parents with information or referral to community resources that address their questions or concerns.  Call the Network at (516) 240-6018 or visit their website Parenting Resource Network for parenting tips at your fingertips.

Sesame Street eBooks - In Library -- At Home
Offers 150+ Sesame Street eBooks, Audio eBooks, interactive eBooks, and animated eBooks.

TumbleBooks Library
TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.  You can access TumbleBooks from the library or from home.

All you need is the Flash plug-in for your browser and a computer set up for sound and speakers. If you find that you are unable to view the TumbleBooks at home, you may need to download the FREE plug-in for Flash animations at www.macromedia.com/downloads.
Click on the graphic and enjoy!

Tumblebooks

 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572