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June/July/August 2019

You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Children's Room Desk in person.  We accept cash only (exact change if possible please!).  Fees are non-refundable.

Registration for our June/July/August Programs:
Any questions?  Please call the Children's Room Desk: 516-766-2360, option 2.

Explore ‘A Universe of Stories’ with the myON digital library
As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the State Education Department and myON ®, by Renaissance ®, are partnering to bring thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth through 12th grade and their families all around the state!

When: May 1 through September 30, 2019
What’s available:
-- Unlimited, 24/7 access to the Renaissance myON ® digital library, which includes more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts covering a broad range of themes and topics
-- Flexible supports professionally recorded audio, text highlighting, an embedded dictionary, and a zoom feature to support independent reading
-- Resources and tips to support meaningful summer reading experiences

The myON digital library and its special features can be accessed online from any web-enabled device. Up to 20 books at a time can be downloaded to read offline whenever Wi-Fi isn’t available.

To login to this special shared account with one statewide login:
Username: read
Password: books

For more information: Flyer 1 or Flyer 2
(opens as a PDF) or Summer Reading at NY Libraries

Playaway Launchpads
are available for circulation to residents in the Oceanside Library district once you sign a loan agreement (available at the Circulation Desk).  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!  Limit of one per household please.

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

Chess Club (Grades 4 – High School)
Wednesdays // 4:30pm

Open chess program.  No prior knowledge of the game required.  Snacks will be provided.
  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4 for the most up to date information on club dates.

Under the Sea Graham Crackers (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, June 19 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Recreate an underwater scene using graham crackers, goldfish, icing, and other sweet treats.

June Bug Craft (Grades K-6)
Thursday, June 20 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Make a “lightning” bug craft.

Harry Potter Party (Grades 3-6)
Monday, June 24 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Make a snack and play a game.

Independence Day Flag Craft (Grades K-6)
Monday, July 1 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Create an Independence Day flag just in time to decorate for the holiday.

Happy Birthday U.S.A. (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, July 2 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Let's make a red, white, and blue decoration for your room.

Perler Beads Fun (Grades K-6)
Friday, July 5 // 3pm
// Registration Required
Get creative with Perler Beads.

Constellation Cupcakes (Grades K-6)
Monday, July 8 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Decorate a cupcake that will be out of this world!

Roman Inspired Mosaic (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, July 10 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Create a beautiful mosaic picture inspired by Rome, Italy.

Italian Pastry Painting (Grades 3-6)
Wednesday, July 10 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Create a painting that looks as delectable as the pastries you will use for inspiration.

Paint Pals (Grades K-3)
Saturday, July 13 // 10am
// Registration Required
Bring your favorite adult to create a step-by-step replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night". Everyone will have their own canvas.

Books to Belly (Ages 3-6 years)
Thursday, July 18 // 4:30pm // Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
// Registration Required
Thursday, August 15 // 4:30pm // Baked Whole Wheat Donuts
// Registration Required
Join Ms. Tara, certified Language Arts teacher, and enjoy a story and craft while learning the benefits of eating healthy.

Moon and Star Dreamcatcher (Grades 2-6)
Thursday, July 18 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Make a whimsical dreamcatcher.

Moon Button Craft (Grades K-6)
Saturday, July 20 // 10am
// Registration Required
Make a decorative moon and stars using shiny buttons and fake gems.

Galaxy Slime (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, July 24 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Fun with slime!

Shark Week Snack (Grades K-6)
Thursday, July 25 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Make an edible craft in honor of these toothy creatures!

Book Club with Pizza & Craft (Grades K-2)
Monday, July 29 // 6pm // Book: Flappy and Scrappy
// Registration Required
Thursday, August 29 // 6pm // Book: 
Tony Baloney Pen Pal
// Registration Required
Join Ms. Allison to discuss the book, as you enjoy pizza and a beverage. End the evening with a craft. Copies of each book will be available three weeks before each date.

Draw with Art Teacher Amy! Rocket Ship Drawing (Grades K-2)
Tuesday, July 30 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Follow along as Art Teacher Amy takes you through the steps of drawing a rocket ship!

Astronaut Drawing with Art Teacher Amy (Grades 3-6)
Tuesday, July 30 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Art Teacher Amy will show you how to draw an astronaut in a space scene.

To the Moon and Movie (Ages 4-7 years)
Wednesday, July 31 // 10am
// Registration Required
Decorate your own cardboard space shuttle, then sit back as we launch the movie Muppets in Space. Popcorn will be served. Caregivers must remain in the room.

Neptune of the Sea (Grades Pre-K & K)
Wednesday, July 31 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Discover unique deep-diving creatures. See a shark jaw and design a colorful school of fish to hang at home.

Aliens of the Deep (Grades 1-6)
Wednesday, July 31 // 7:15pm
// Registration Required
Find out about mysterious, alien-like creatures that live in the midnight zone. Put on your designer’s hat to create a diorama of this special and bizarre habitat.

Alien Marshmallow Chocolate Pops (Grades Pre-K & K)
Thursday, August 1 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Make four marshmallow pops covered in chocolate to take home and enjoy!

Galaxy Cake Pops (Grades 1-5)
Thursday, August 1 // 7:30pm
// Registration Required
Create 4 galaxy cake pops to take home and enjoy!

Model Magic Aliens (Grades K-6)
Tuesday, August 6 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Create an alien creature using Model Magic, pipe cleaners, and pom poms.

Edible Constellations Stations (Grades K-5)
Thursday, August 8 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Using pretzels and marshmallows, let's follow the stars!

Create a Planet Craft (Grades K-6)
Saturday, August 10 // 10am
// Registration Required
Build your own planets using foam balls and old CDs.

Galactic Goodies (Grades K-5)
Thursday, August 15 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Solar System and rocket snack using healthy food items.

Art Universe (Grades 2-6)
Fridays, August 16, 23, 30 // 3:30pm
// Registration Required
Explore painting, collage, and drawing during this 3 week series.

Sea Creature Craft (Ages 4-7 years)
Monday, August 19 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Create underwater sea creatures.

Marbled Planet Art (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, August 21 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Using marbles and paint on paper, create the best looking planets in the galaxy!

Take Me to Your Leader (Ages 4-8 years)
Thursday, August 22 // 6pm
// Registration Required
An out of this world craft!

DIY Spinners (Grades 3-6)
Wednesday, August 28 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Decorate these spinners and then get ready for lots of fun!


Pajama Storytime (Ages 3-7 years)
Monday, June 17 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Mondays, July 15 and August 26 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Bring your favorite furry friend for a fun evening of stories and a craft.

Summer Fish Storytime (Ages 2-3 years)
Tuesday, June 18 // 10:30am
// Registration Required
Ms. Jen will take you on an underwater adventure with books, songs, and a craft!

Celebrate Summer with Booker (Ages 3-5 years)
Friday, June 21 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Come and celebrate the first day of summer with Booker. There will be stories, songs, and a craft!

Camping Under the Stars (Ages 4-7)
Saturday, June 22 // 2:30pm
// Registration Required
June is National Camping Month! Let's camp out in the library with stories, games, music and s'more fun!

Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tales (Ages 3-5 years)
Tuesday, June 25 // 4pm
// Registration Required
An interactive storytime including play, music, and movement.

Mother Goose (Ages 18 months - 3 years)
Tuesdays, July 2 and August 6 // 1:30pm
// Registration Required
Enjoy stories, music, movement and a craft!

Baby Belly Time (Ages 1-5 months)
Mondays, July 8 and August 5 // 10am
// Registration Required
Spend some quality time with your newborn and learn 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.

Read a Story (Grades 1-3)
Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 // 3pm
// Registration Required
Read your favorite book to a new friend.

Teens N' Tots (Ages 3-6 years)
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 // 10am
// Registration Required
Teens read to tots at this special morning storytime.

Time for Tots (Ages 18 months- 5 years)
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 // 10am or 11am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 // 10am or 11am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational series.

Heads Up Solar System (Grades K-2)
Thursday, July 11 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Learn interesting facts about our solar system then do a related craft.

Books and Babies (Ages 4- 12 months)
Mondays, July 15 and August 12 // 10am // Registration Required
Join us in this early literacy program which showcases nursery rhymes and music.

Leap into Learning (Ages 18- 30 months)
Mondays, July 15 and August 12 // 11am
// Registration Required
Enjoy songs, finger plays, a story, craft and movement.

Tots Night Out (Ages 18 months-5 years)
Tuesday, July 16 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
// Registration Required // Rocket Ship Special
Tuesday, August 13 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
// Registration Required
Pre-school readiness skills are learned through play in this fun-filled educational program.

3, 2, 1, Blast Off! (Ages 3-5 years)
Wednesday, July 24 // 2:30pm
// Registration Required
Calling all Astronauts! Storytime and craft.

Mars Messy Sensory Play (Ages 2-5 years)
Thursday, August 1 // 2pm
// Registration Required
Calling all little Martians, it's time to make a mess and explore!

Rocket Storytime and Craft (Ages 4-5 years)
Friday, August 2 // 11am
// Registration Required
Blast off into a universe of stories with Ms. Jen, followed by an out of this world craft!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Stories (Ages 4-7 years)
Monday, August 5 // 2:30pm
// Registration Required
As we celebrate this year's summer reading club theme, "A Universe of Stories", we will share books about shining stars and make a star craft.

Fun in the Sun Sensory Storytime (Ages 2-6)
Tuesday, August 20 // 11am
// Registration Required
Bring your beach towel for a fun day in the sun. Wear sunscreen we will be outside, weather permitting.


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.

Space Jam
Thursday, June 27 // 7pm

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. 1996, PG, 88 minutes.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Thursday, July 18

When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, he must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first. 2018, PG, 94 minutes.

Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Thursday, Aug. 22

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. 2019, PG, 97 minutes.


Planets and Moons (Grades K-5)
Tuesday, July 23 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Learn how the planets stack up. Build and take home the “Mad Science Gravity Assisted Launcher”!

Matter of Fact (Grades K-6)
Wednesday, August 14 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Investigate the ingredients of the universe. Construct your own molecules. Learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even get to play alchemist for a day by turning a nickel into gold (well, almost). To finish up, you will be introduced to the basics of polymers and learn our secret formula to make your own “Mad Science Goo”.

Family Full STEAM Ahead (Grades 3-6)
Saturday, August 17 // 10am
// Registration Required
Join forces as we make planetary Rovers, and then compete to see whose goes the furthest. 1 adult per child may attend.

Interstellar Techie Time (Grades 3-6)
Tuesday, August 27 // 4:30pm
// Registration Required
Come and investigate some of the technology we have to offer. Hands on/free play with Sphero, Dash & Dot, and Little Bits.


Children love this total immersion program that teaches colors, numbers, and short phrases in Spanish.



Baby PlayHooray (Ages 6 -18 months)
Tuesday, June 18 // 10am (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 // 10am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Tuesdays, August 13, 20, 27 // 10am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Join us for a delightful program of music, movement, and rhymes.

Intro to Dance (18 months- 2 ½ years)
Monday, June 24 // 10am
// Registration Required
Mondays, July 8 and August 5 // 10am
// Registration Required
Come and nurture your child's music ability. In this fun-filled class, children will be introduced to movement and dance which is great for early development. Children will also learn rhythm games, play with instruments, have circle time, and learn sharing skills.

PlayHooray (Ages 15 months -4 years)
Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25 // 10am or 11am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Fridays, July 12, 19, 26 // 10am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Thursdays, August 8, 15, 22 // 10am or 11am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Fridays, August 9, 16, 23 // 10am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Family PlayHooray (Ages 6 months -5 years)
Fridays, July 12, 19, 26 // 11am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Tuesday, July 30 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4 //
 // Registration Required // Rocket to Fun with PlayHooray
Fridays, August 9, 16, 23 // 11am // Fee: $12
// Registration Required
Tuesday, August 20 // 6:30pm // Fee: $4
// Registration Required
Molly Mouse stars in this creative, fun-filled program for toddlers and beyond.

Bingo Fun! (Gr. K-6)
Wednesday, June 26 // 2pm
// Registration Required
Celebrate the last day of school with Bingo and a sweet treat!

Off Site Visit to Marine Nature Walk (Gr. K-6)
Thursday, June 27 // 10am
// Registration Required
Tour the grounds, see the birds, cast netting, and study live specimens of marine life. Meet at Marine Nature Study Area, 500 Slice Drive.

Cooking With The Kids!
Red, White & Blueberry Mousse Pie!

Monday, July 1 // 7pm // Fee: $5 per family
// Registration Required
Families will make a no bake pie so when they leave they just have to chill it for an hour!  The pie contains instant vanilla pudding turned into mousse, topped with non-dairy topping, and decorated with sliced strawberries and whole blueberries.

Hip Hop Dance Class (Ages 7-9 years)
Wednesday, July 17 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Dance instructor Toni Matrecano will lead you in this beginner’s hip hop dance class.

Hip Hop Dance Class (Ages 10-12 years)
Wednesday, July 17 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Dance instructor Toni Matrecano will lead you in this beginner’s hip hop dance class.

Live Animals Family Show
Monday, July 22 // 6pm
// Registration Required
Fun for the whole family! Learn about variety of different animals and have the opportunity to pet and touch them!


Toy Time (Ages 18 months - 4 years)
Monday, June 17 // 10am
// Registration Required
Mondays, July 22 and August 19 // 10am
// Registration Required
Have fun with your toddler at this relaxed program of free play and circle time with Ms. Jen.

Playdough Fun (Ages 2-4 years)
Friday, June 28 // 10am
// Registration Required
Let's let our imaginations run wild while playing with playdough and some fun accessories.

Special Needs KEVA (Grades K-6)
Wednesdays, July 3 and August 7 // 6pm
// Registration Required

KEVA Challenge (Grades K-6)
Wednesdays, July 3 and August 7 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Put your KEVA building skills to the test.

LEGO Club (Grades K-6)
Tuesdays, July 9, 16; August 20 // 6pm or 7pm
// Registration Required

Oreo Taste Challenge
Monday, June 17 // 5pm
// Registration Required
Put on a blindfold and see how many different flavors you can guess correctly.

Cookies & Chapters
Fridays, July 12 &19 // 4pm
// Registration Required
Let’s get together to read a few chapters of our One Book One Community selection in our garden. Enjoy a cookie break.

S’more Sushi
Monday, July 15 // 5pm
// Registration Required
Create a delicious sushi using rice crispy treats that are covered with marshmallow, chocolate syrup, and graham cracker crumbs.

Shrinky Dinks
Monday, July 22 // 4pm
// Registration Required
Create your own shrinky dinks for a wide variety of universal stories like Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superheroes and many more.

Sundaes & Sticker Post-It Art
Monday, August 5 // 7pm
// Registration Required
Make a sundae while making a universal masterpiece with Post-Its.

Baby & Me Yoga (Adult w/ infant to early crawler)
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 // 12:30pm // Fee: $15
// Registration Required
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 // 12:30pm // Fee: $15
// Registration Required
This beginner Yoga class is for caregivers with their babies.  Babies participate throughout the class (through developmental movements and interactive yoga postures). Please bring a blanket and toys for your baby and a yoga mat for yourself.

Yoga and Mindfulness Arts & Crafts (Ages 5-12 years)
Fridays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9 // 3:30pm // Fee: $20
// Registration Required
Join our yoga master, MaryClare, for a fun-filled yoga session, followed by a craft related to yoga and meditation.


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.
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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!



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