Oceanside Library

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Full Steam Ahead
Here Comes The Yellow School Bus
It's Storytime
Keva Open Play
Leap Into Learning
Lego Clubs
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Online Homework Help
Ozobots
Playhooray
Sea Turtle Celebration
Time For Tots
Tots Night Out
Toy Time
Tumblebooks
'Tween Scene
Yoga For Kids

 

 

 


  CHILDREN 

September/October 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.

Online Program Registration Coming Soon!
Beginning in November 2017, patrons will have the convenience of registering online for Children’s, Tween, and Young Adult programs through Oceanside Library’s website.  Please have an updated Oceanside Library card and current email address ready to use for November program registrations.


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.
 

Emoji Clock (Grades K-6) (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
Monday, September 25 // 6:30pm

Decorate your own table top battery operated clock using acrylic paints and emoji image.  Wear an old shirt or smock.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am


Art Of Spain Workshop: Featuring Salvador Dali (Grade 4-6)
Wednesday, October 11 // 4:30pm

Explore this artist’s technique using Surrealism and 3D design.  Take home your own masterpiece.  A B.O.B. program.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Pre-K Craft (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, October 18 // 1pm

Join Ms. Dotty to make a “ghostly” craft!  Caregiver must attend.

Sea Turtle Canvas Painting (Grades K-2)
Saturday, October 21 // 11:30am

Create a sea turtle canvas painting with mixed media.  Wear an old shirt or smock.  Registration is required.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Mosaic Sea Turtle On Glass (Grades 3-6)
Saturday, October 21 // 1pm

Enjoy creating a sea turtle on glass with agate slices, mixed media, and paint.  Wear an old shirt or smock.  Registration is required.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Decoupage Pumpkin Craft With Candy Kebabs (Grades K-6)
Thursday, October 26 // 4:30pm

Design and decorate a “fake” pumpkin for a pretty autumn display and enjoy making a tasty treat.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Creepy, Crawly, Scary Snacks (Grades K-6)
Monday, October 30 // 4:30pm

Make and take a bite out of your own edible spiders and other spooky nibbles.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.
 

Spend some quality time with your newborn learning to incorporate songs, rhymes, and reading books into your everyday routine at this new program with Ms. Jen.  Tummy time and especially cuddling will be featured.  Please bring a small blanket to lay your child on.  Caregiver must attend.

Monday, September 25 // 10am

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Monday, October 30 // 10am

 

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

Tuesday, September 26 // 10am (IN SESSION)

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24 // 10am // Fee: $12
 

FURTHER DISCUSSIONS TBA.
 

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

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Monday, October 23 // 10am
 

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.

Thursday, September 28 // 4:30pm // Blueberry Smoothies (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Thursday, October 26 // 4:30pm // Dirt Cups
 

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.

Hotel Transylvania
Friday, October 27 // 7pm
2012, 92 min.  Rated PG.
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.  Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Andy Samberg provide voices.
**Celebrate Halloween with a pre-movie craft**

 

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

Friday, September 22 // 11am (IN SESSION)

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Fridays, October 13, 20, 27 // 11am // Fee: $12
Thursday, October 26 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4

 

1, 2, 3 Full Steam Ahead (Ages 3-5) (IN SESSION)
Mondays, September 25 & October 2 // 4:30pm

Explore, play, and build in this interactive educational series for children and their adult caregivers.  Enjoy singing, dancing, storytelling and much more.  Make and bring home a craft.  Caregiver must attend.

Wednesday, September 27 // 4:30pm // A Is For Apple // Grades 2-6 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
Explore the volcanic reaction using an apple and other experiments.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.


In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Thursday, October 19 // 4:30pm // Grossology! // Grades 3-6
Don’t miss this chance to explore some really “gross” but fun experiments!  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.
 

Wednesday, September 27 // 1:30pm
Join Time For Kids for an hour of interactive and educational fun.  Children and adults explore activities together, listen to a story, make a Yellow School Bus craft, and much more.  Caregiver must attend.
 

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am


Booker’s Birthday Storytime (Ages 2-5)
Saturday, October 21 // 11am

Celebrate Booker the Sea Turtle’s Birthday with stories, music, and a craft at this “turtle-ly” awesome storytime.  Caregiver must attend.

Halloween Teens ‘N Tots (Ages 3-5)
Monday, October 23 // 7pm

Witches and ghosts and monsters!  Oh my!  Wear your scary or silly costumes to our Halloween storytime where teens read to tots.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Teddy Bear Picnic Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, October 24 // 11am

Bring your favorite stuffed friend to hear stories, make a craft, and fill your belly with something yummy.  Caregiver must attend.

Mother Goose Storytime (Ages 18 months – 4 years)
Wednesday, October 25 // 1:30pm

Enjoy stories, music, movement, and a craft!  Caregiver must attend.

Pajama Storytime Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7)
Monday, October 30 // 7pm

Bring your favorite furry friend for a fun evening of stories and a craft.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Halloween Storytime (Ages 3-5)
Tuesday, October 31 // 11am

Join Ms. Ilene for Halloween stories, music, and a craft.  Costumes welcome!  Caregiver must attend.

 

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.

Special Needs Keva Open Play
Wednesday, September 27 // 6:30pm
Create a Keva plank structure on your own or with a friend.  Caregiver must attend.

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Special Needs Keva Open Play
Monday, October 23 // 4:30pm
Create a Keva plank structure on your own or with a friend.  Caregiver must attend.

Keva Open Play
Wednesday, September 27 // 7:30pm

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Keva Open Play
Monday, October 23 // 5:30pm
 

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

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Monday, October 23 // 11am
 

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

Tuesday, September 26 // 6:30pm OR 7:30pm

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Tuesday, October 17 // 6:30pm OR 7:30pm
 

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Wednesday, October 25 // 4:30pm // Glow Show // Grades K-2
Discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light!  Take home a “Mad Science Blacklight Writer” to make secret messages.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

Wednesday, October 25 // 6pm // Che-Mystery // Grades 3-6
Explore chemistry, one of the most exciting and fundamental sciences.  Learn how to break polymer bonds and create soda pop.  Take home your own “Mad Science Dynamic Dish.”  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.
 

Thursday, September 28 // 4:30pm (REGISTRATION CLOSED)
Explore Ozobots at this amazing hands-on educational and interactive workshop!  Ozobots are small smart toy robots that allow users to create and connect the physical and digital worlds.  Caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room.

 

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

Thursday, September 28 // 10am OR 11am (IN SESSION)
Friday, September 22 // 10am (IN SESSION)


In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26 // 10am OR 11am // Fee: $12
Fridays, October 13, 20, 27 // 10am // Fee: $12

 

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Saturday, October 21 // 2pm
Join researchers from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation to learn what we can do to help sea turtles like Booker, live happy, healthy lives.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

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

Wednesday, September 27 // 10:15am OR 11:15am (IN SESSION)

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25 // 10:15am OR 11:15am // Fee: $12
 

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Tots Night Out: Beep, Beep Car (Ages 3-5)
Wednesday, October 11 // 7pm

Children and adults explore fun activities about transportation together with stories, music, a craft, and more!  Caregiver must attend.
 

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

In person registration for October programs: Tuesday, October 3 @ 7pm
Telephone registration for October programs: Wednesday, October 4 @ 9:30am
Out-of-district registration for October programs: Saturday, October 7 @ 9:30am

Monday, October 16 // 10am
 

Chess Club (Grades 4-12)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm
No class on Wednesday, September 20.  Open chess program on Wednesdays. No prior knowledge of the game required.  Light refreshments will be served.

Cooked To Perfection (off-site program) (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Thursday, September 28 // 5-6:30pm // Fee: $15

Create a delicious three-course Spanish meal from scratch.  A B.O.B. program.  Located at 49 Main Street, East Rockaway.

Candy Apples
(WAIT LIST ONLY)
Thursday, October 26 // 7-8pm

Dip your apple with candy, caramel or chocolate and decorate with crunches, sprinkles, and Heath bars.

 

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.

Fridays, September 22, October 6, 13, 20 // 4:30pm // Fee: $16
 

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

 

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